Museum “Twists the Classics” at Kouzina

Chicago’s top chefs offer a “Twist on the Classics” at Kouzina 2015. Eat. Drink. Mingle. Make a Difference.

Kouzina 2015

The National Hellenic Museum is gearing up for Kouzina, one of the most highly anticipated events of the fall.  The evening is a food and wine enthusiasts’ delight. Chicagoland’s top chefs and special guests will offer their twist on classic Mediterranean cuisine. The event will take place Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 pm.

Kouzina 2013. Courtesy Furla Studio
Kouzina 2013. Courtesy Furla Studio

It’s not your mother’s moussaka

While honoring the traditions of Greek cuisine, the chefs have a few surprises in their interpretations of classic dishes. The line-up of chefs for Kouzina includes Jimmy Bannos Sr. of Heaven on Seven, Devon Quinn of Paramount Events, John Gatsos of Tavern on Rush, George Engel of City Gate Grille, Louie Alexakis of Avli Estiatoro, and Dimitrios Kallianis of The Shanty and Lonely Tree Olive Oil. More names will be announced in coming weeks.


Kouzina 2014

Sweets in the dessert lounge

This year, Kouzina will also include a dessert lounge, with delicious offerings from Stan’s Donuts and Athena Manolakos of PanHellenic Pastry Shop.

“Kouzina draws people from all over the Chicago area – married couples, young singles and foodies who don’t want to miss out on a chance to eat, drink and mingle with some of Chicago’s top chefs,” said Elizabeth Martin, Executive Director of the Museum.


Support the museum’s mission

This highly anticipated event is an important fundraiser for the National Hellenic Museum, with proceeds going to support the museum’s educational and cultural programs.

 “Proceeds support our mission to connect generations through Hellenic history, culture and the arts, and the Greek story in America,” said Marianne Vallas Kountoures, the Museum’s Director of Development.

COURTESY: National Hellenic Museum

National Hellenic Museum is located at 333 S. Halsted Street in Chicago’s Greektown. 312.655.1234.


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