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HEALDSBURG: Sofia opens self-named Greek restaurant

Chef/owner Sofia Petridis-Lim plans to open Taverna Sofia, an authentic Greek restaurant, next week in the former Bovolo space behind Copperfield's Books at 244 Healdsburg Ave.

The restaurant will serve rustic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast and lunch and take-home dinners for busy families.

"Taverna Sofia is my vision for being able to share authentic Greek and Mediterranean food with everyone who walks through the door," Petridis-Lim said. "I also want people to have a place to pick up a delicious, healthy meal."

The chef, who has studied administration management and international studies in the past, graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College's Culinary Arts program in July 2012.

At the restaurant, breakfast includes fresh baked goods such as Bougasta, a Greek pastry made of flaky phyllo dough, along with Greek coffee or local Taylor Maid Farms tea or coffee.

The lunch menu offers traditional dishes such as Spanakopita, Tiropita, Moussaka and Baba Ghanoush, plus daily specials. Desserts include the chef's own recipe for Baklava, made with pistachio and walnuts. All menu items are priced under $20.

Inside, the restaurant seats 20 people, with additional seating for 40 outdoors on the patio.

Taverna Sofia will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday. 431-1982. tavernasofia.com.

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