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restaurant Europa Restaurant Offers Various Dishes From All Over Europe By Carolan Nathan [~Uropa s a name hal ap y describes this chic res auran fur here you can enjoy Ihe sub lime essence of European Cuisine Ben Neumann and Peter Pergelides, two of the movers ~nd shakers of h s fine ea eric, spent a long peri(~l of n e f nd ng out whal they did not hke aboul eating out. They created a standard so superior for service, food value and pre- senlation, and ambiance: all those things Ihat bring guests a true European feeling, and please not only those whose roots are "in the old country." but als~ niany people who are looking ~r quality, hllcgrdy alld excilcmcnl when they cat out The dynanuc executive chef. Roushdy Shcnouda hails from Egypt, ~ludicd ;it the ]!iI New Enghmd Culinary lustimlc and in die South of France and br(~ughl his talenls t~, Los Angeles, wberc hc met Neumann and Pcrgel~des Shcnoada's cunITnitmenl t~) excellence, hi~ innovative c(~(~ki,lg itch niques, and his inlcctious joie de vivle reflected the qualilies Neumaml and Pergelides were busy mcorp~latlng int~l their dream Ihat was soon to becunlc a reality. In April. Europa opened in the hcart ~,l Restauranl Row. Ncumann and PcigcLide~ completely renovated whal once wa~ a Greek taverna Now this lovely venue lca- tures wide open spaces, lots oi nurro~s, ~cleciic artwork and, ill the center, a grca~ flmntain softly pouring its libation into a pool where tresh flower bh~onls and floating candles romanliclze the n~ot,d I~r lovers and otber~ Crisp while linens elegant glass and Ilalwalc decorate the lablcs and act as a li~le back %p. I