Dio Deka Kicks off the Summer Season with Live Spanish Music on the Outdoor Patio

Photography by Matthew Brandalise

With seating reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, wine and appetizers in the open-air space, or take a seat at one of eight spots at the full-service bar and order off the restaurant’s dinner menu. Opened in 2006, Dio Deka is an award-winning Hellenic restaurant located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The culmination of the dreams of five Greek restaurateurs, the kitchen is led by Executive Chef Jeff Fitzgerald. The driving philosophy behind the restaurant is filoxenia, the Greek word for traditional hospitality, in which a stranger, or xenos, is instantly made a friend, or filos, after being welcomed into one’s home. Dio Deka’s menu places an emphasis on Hellenic cuisine – a melding of Greek and Mediterranean influences – with healthy and seasonal fare such as fresh fish, highest-quality meats, and sun-loving fruits and vegetables. Greek products such as fish, cheese, olive oil, oregano and thyme-scented honey have a starring role on the menu. Dio Deka’s extensive wine list features 1,500 labels spanning from affordable Greek, Spanish and Italian selections to California “cult” Cabernets, and rare Burgundy and Bordeaux. There are 30 selections offered by the glass.

Where: Dio Deka
210 East Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

When: Friday, May 31
June 6, 7, 14, 20
Dates in July and August TBD

The outdoor spaces are open during the regular restaurant hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Musicians

Rodrigo Teague:

Rodrigo is from the town of Los Gatos located in Northern California. He currently resides in the Santa Cruz Mountains. At the age of fourteen he began to play guitar and continued throughout his high school years.  After college and giving his guitar a rest for several years he reemerged to study a new genre of music. Rodrigo has studied traditional Flamenco Guitar with maestros Mariano Cordoba, Kenny ‘El Lebrijano” Parker and “El Carbonero” of Jerez Spain. His blend of Flamenco and Spanish Classical Technique captures a musical sound bound by passion and energy. Rodrigo performs with a Sobrinos De Domingo Estesos.

About Paul Renslow:

Guitarist, Paul Renslow, born in 1979 is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. At a young age he was introduced to the guitar by his very musical family. In 2001 Paul went to Spain to further his knowledge of Flamenco. In Seville he had the pleasure of studying with Juan del Gastor, nephew to legendary guitarrista Diego, among other accomplished master guitarists in Andalucia. Upon his return to America, Paul started performing around the Bay Area as a solo Flamenco guitarist, and in 2004 he released his first solo guitar recording, Recital Flamenco de Paul Renslow, consisting of traditional flamenco rhythms behind intricate Spanish falsetas. Later that year he released another recording, Los Claveles, featuring other artists in a mix of traditional flamenco with contemporary rumba rhythms.