One of Chicago’s most exciting, “hidden gem” culinary events of the year, Kouzina, a “Twist on the Classics,” hosted by the National Hellenic Museum (NHM), 333 S. Halsted St., is returning on Thursday, November 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. A night of dining, drinking and mingling with the second city’s culinary elite, including Chef Louie Alexakis of Avli Restaurant, Chef Larry Feldmeier of the Albert and Chef Nate Henssler of Portsmith, attendees are invited to taste their way through bites from Chicago’s top culinary minds, all with the influence of Greek culture.
“As Chicago’s dining scene continues to take the spotlight nationally and serve as the home to some of the best chefs and culinary teams in the world, we are honored to be able to bring a select group of them together each year for Kouzina,” says National Hellenic Museum President Dr. Laura Calamos. “Although we are The National Hellenic Museum, Kouzina is not just an event for Greeks—it is for all those who love how cultures can be influenced by, and brought together through, food and flavors. We are excited to open our doors and raise a glass to the community during one of our most anticipated events of the year.”
Proceeds from Kouzina will benefit the NHM and allow the museum to expand educational offerings for the community and continue the preservation of Greek history, culture and art. During Kouzina, attendees may enjoy drinks atop the NHM’s Rooftop Terrace featuring remarkable panoramic views of downtown Chicago, indulge in bites from a diverse and talented set of Chicago’s top chefs, and mingle throughout the Museum. Shortly before Kouzina, the NHM will open a new exhibition, George Kokines: Layers Revealed, which traces Kokines’ artistic development and accomplishments in Abstract Expressionism as well as his journey to embrace his Greek American identity through some of his most well-known art pieces. Explore the amazing spaces at the National Hellenic Museum, taste new flavors, make new friends and see what the influence of 3000 years of history and culture can do to inspire your senses.
Tickets are $100 per person in advance or $125 at the door, and include food, wine and full access to the museum. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/calendar/kouzina/or call (312) 655.1234.