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.
WORDS: Portes Magazine
PHOTOS: Elios Photography