Synopses & Reviews
This collection of terrific Greek recipes, from old favorites to unique house specialties, is also a tribute to the oldest restaurant in Chicago's fabled Greektown, a landmark innovator of legendary dishes like saganaki and the first gyros in Chicago. Filled with colorful history and lush photographs, the book features 40 of the restaurantand#8217;s most popular recipes from all courses, appetizers to desserts. They include Feta a la Soto, Marathon Salad with Shrimp, Moussaka, Sokolatina, and more. In addition, Greek wine pairings are included as well as full Greek dinner menus with tips for entertaining.
and#147;Reading the recipesand#151;braised lamb with braised green beans (Liakouras' favorite meal), spinach cheese pie, pork souvlaki (or shish kebab), rice puddingand#151;remind you how this particular brand of Mediterranean cuisine became so popular in the U.S. in the latter half of the 20th Century.and#8221;
and#151;Emily Nunn, Chicago Tribune
and#147;If you want a taste of the Mediterranean at home, check out the restaurantand#8217;s new cookbook, The Parthenon Cookbook.and#8221;
and#151;Sherren Leigh, Todayand#8217;s Chicago Woman
and#147;The Parthenon, [has now] laid bare all their secrets, as well as created a big fat Greek party planner.and#8221;
and#151;North Shore magazine
and#147;The Parthenon Cookbook is the perfect gift for anyone itching to try Mediterranean cooking in their own home."
and#151;Midwest Book Review
and#147;The book is filled with both the colorful history of the restaurant, and contains more than 51 of Chef Sotirisand#8217; sought after Mediterranean recipesand#8221;
and#151;"Best of the Best Dining in Chicago" blog