Going Greek with Chef Konstantinos Chaidaropoulos

What: Celebrate Greek Independence Day with Chef Konstantinos Chaidaropoulos at Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi

Where: Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi {151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601}

When: Thanks to Chef Konstantinos Chaidaropoulos you can celebrate year-round, but notably Sunday, March 29 for Chicago’s Annual Hellenic Heritage Parade.

Details: Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, Chef Konstantinos Chaidaropoulos brings an international flair to Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi elevating the restaurant to be more than a traditional steakhouse. One of his signature dishes is his unrivaled Grilled Octopus ($18). Reminiscent of his Greek heritage and influence, this dish offers fresh, smoky-flavored char-grilled octopus served in a marinade of herbs, EVO, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper, and is garnished with shaved apple. With mouth-watering flavors, the grilled octopus pairs nicely with Pinot Noir, Brooks, “Runway Red”, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2011.

Grilled Octopus: Master Recipe
7oz octopus
2oz apple shaved
Octopus boil
Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 thinly chopped fresh oregno

Char-grill octopus to give a nice smoky flavor. Combine herbs, EVO, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Marinate in a mixing bowl with the octopus until all flavors incorporate. Use a Japanese mandolin to shave apple and garnish.

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