For Greeks, a New Year’s celebration isn’t complete without Vasilopita. Similar to the King Cakes of Mardi Gras, Vasilopita contains a gold coin or trinket, which is said to bring luck to the receiver. Each New Year’s Day families cut the cake, blessing the house and bringing luck to the family for the coming years. Cake is sliced and given to all those present, in order from oldest to youngest. Depending on the culture and family, bread can also be sliced in order to symbolize God, saints, the poor, and the household.
Interesting Olive Oil Facts
A staple in many kitchens throughout the world, olive oil is as rich in flavor as it is history. Here are a few interesting facts about olive oil.
Fall Flavors with Greek Twists
Enjoy the rich spices and flavors of the autumn season with our new fall specials. We’ve combined locally sourced ingredients and unique elements to create a variety of seasonal specials. Just like the fall colors, these specials will only be offered for a limited time.
Q&A with Best Bartender Finalist Chris Gann
We are so excited to announce that the results of the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of the Best awards are in! In addition to taking home the award for Best Greek Restaurant for the 10th year in a row, we were also selected as a Finalist for Best Dessert and Finalist for Best Bartender: Chris Gann.
Mediterranean Diet or Mediterranean Lifestyle
The Mediterranean diet is more than just a way of eating, it’s a lifestyle. Like any other diet, to be effective long-term it must become part of your life, not just a fad.
What It Means to Eat Greek
It’s not only the ingredients that make Greek cuisine unique, the belief in sharing meals with others, focusing on nutrition and celebrating life that define the dining experience…