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National Hellenic Museum Celebrates: Greek Kouzina



CHICAGO - The National Hellenic Museum once again celebrated Greek tradition and the art of cuisine at its annual Kouzina fundraiser, featuring celebrity chef Diane Kochilas, who spoke about her award-winning culinary books.


Drawing a crowd of some record 400 guests, Kouzina this year featured 17 Chicago-area restaurants and chefs who cooked up Greek dishes with a twist on the classics.


Kouzina 2019 featured chefs included Louie Alexakis of Avli Taverna, Augie Arifi of Bobby’s Lincoln Park, George Bournas of Psistaria, Jesus Castillo of Saba Italian Bar + Kitchen, Austin Fausett of Che Figata, John Gatsos of Tavern on Rush, Hagop Hagopian of The Clare, Peter Kappos of Greek Islands Restaurant, Sean M. Kelly of Inspired Catering & Events, Tom Leo of Grecian Delight Foods, Nikos Papademetriou of Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery, Jorgina Pereira of Sinha Elegant Cuisine, Max Robbins of Longman & Eagle, Silvana Saro of Cedar Palace, David Schneider of Taxim, and Adam Tanner of Citygate Grille.


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WORDS: Portes Magazine

PHOTOS: Elios Photography


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*Portes Magazine is a digital & print publication celebrating Greece. It is a collection of words & images highlighting select destinations, tastes, art, history, design, ecology & more. The publication features interviews with inspirational people. Proceeds from subscriptions benefit merit scholarships & cultural projects.