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Venus Greek-Cypriot Cuisine October 3, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Food Cyprus.
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Experience Chicago’s only Mediterranean Cypriot Cuisine.

Feast on the unique cuisine of Cyprus influenced by Middle Eastern, French, Italian and British invaders. Venus offers what a truly unique dining experience should be as it is a treat not only for the palate but for the eyes and ears as well. Dine in the vibrant Mediterranean surroundings; palm plants, green-shuttered window frames and a bar made to look like an ancient Greek warship.

The preferred menu selection is the 14-course mezes, offering a mixture of traditional Cypriot dishes and including several traditional Greek dishes.

Every Friday and Saturday, live entertainment perfectly tops off the ambience.

About the name Venus:
The word Venus is the Latin name for Aphrodite, the goddess of love, marriage and family life. According to Hesiod, Aphrodite was created from a circle of white foam in the sea. Her name literally means foam-born. She was attended by Eros and Himeros when she was first born and stepped ashore on Cyprus, making Cyprus Aphrodite’s birthplace. She was also known as a sea goddess of sailors.

Venus owners Costas Stylianou and Gina Karatasios have created a top-notch elegant place to dine with the freshest foods and the best wait staff that is attentive with great conversation, informative of the Greek culture and have lots of smiles.

Timeout.com has written about Venus > Venus Greek-Cypriot Cuisine

Just on the cusp of Greektown’s eating mecca lies this sprawling spot known for Cypriot cuisine. Influenced by varied Mediterranean flavors, the owners have taken traditional, rustic village food and added a luscious, upscale touch. Try the halloumi (a milder version of saganaki) and the incredibly tender six-hour slow-baked lamb, served tableside in foil. Everything is made to order, so enjoy the wait with a bottle from the Greek wine list. Your pastitsio tsoukas, long noodles layered with ground beef and covered in a crispy bechamel topping, will be worth it.

And here’s also a link to Chicagoist’s article and review of Venus Cypriot restaurant >

Camera in the Kitchen: Venus GreekCypriot Cuisine

Venus Greek-Cypriot Cuisine
820 W. Jackson
Chicago,  IL  60607
Tel    (312)  714-1001
Fax  (312)  575-0549

For more information visit > http://www.venuschicago.com

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