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Greek Restaurant Yaya Has Olive Oil Bread to Die For

PARIS — It all started with a soccer match.
Watching the 2014 World Cup game between Colombia and Greece, Bogota-born chef Juan Arbelaez started chatting to Pierre-Julien and Gregory Chantzios, the two brothers at the head of olive oil company Kalios.
Colombia won 3-0. “Our relationship started with an enormous loss for Greece,” laughs Arbelaez, sitting in the newest outcome of the business partnership born that World Cup day: Paris-based Greek restaurant Yaya.
It’s Arbelaez’s sixth restaurant and the second in partnership with Kalios. The trio opened a first Yaya — the Greek word for “granny” — in a warehouse located in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen two years ago. This latest opening takes over a former market hall in the up-and-coming 19th arrondissement, minutes away from the trendy bars and cafés that have recently popped up along the Canal de l’Ourcq.
“I like to go where people don’t expect me,” explains Arbelaez, 31, who opened two of his first restaurants, Plantxa and Levain, in Boulogne, a quiet suburb to the west of Paris, and recently collaborated with designer Alexis Mabille to create the Belle Epoque-style restaurant of the Edouard VII theater in the 9th arrondissement.
Sprawling over two levels, Yaya is a vision of

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