The ancient world quickly went Greek once villages learned that Alexander the Great threw the best-catered keggers. Feast in the Hellenic style with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Greek fare and drinks at Greek Village Taverna in Schaumburg.
Greek Village Taverna serves up a menu of authentic Greek specialties in a warm, casual tavern atmosphere. The flaming saganaki ($5.95) appetizer includes a generous helping of fresh Greek cheese in a sizzling brandy, providing diners with a fire to toast marshmallows over. Traditional egg-lemon avgolemono soup ($3.75) mingles a king's share of chicken and rice with a rich, velvety egg-lemon cream base. Succulent meat and vegetarian entrees pit tender quail sharas ($15.95)—two delicate fowl marinated in fresh lemon—against broiled keftedes ($12.95), which pairs lamb and ground beef in a bed of fresh mint, herbs, and chopped onions. Customers let eyes feast on the restaurant's Grecian landscape, stucco columns and arches rising from the stone and brick floors, as their mouths feast on a decadent homemade dessert, such as the galaktobourko marias ($4.75), an airy confection comprising layers of crème custard and flaky phyllo drenched with a flow of cream caramel sauce and dusted with an explosion of powdered cinnamon in a confectionary imitation of Mount Vesuvius’s famous eruption.
Greek Village Restaurant
Greek Village Restaurant's white-washed exterior, which is trimmed with blue shutters and draped in vines, whisks diners to Grecian shores even before they enter the lavishly decorated interior, ready to be plied with classic eats. As servers ignite brandy-soaked saganaki at white-draped tables, diners peruse a menu of traditional Greek fare and Mediterranean specialties. Chefs plate fresh seafood and spear grilled meats onto kebabs, then broil tender cuts of lamb to bronze it for swimsuit season. Tongues that utter specialties such as moussaka and spanakotiropita are rewarded for their efforts with platefuls of the much-beloved dishes.
Rustic wooden barrels top the bar’s shelves, while stucco-style walls, indoor greenery, and sumptuously hung curtains transport visitors to the streets of a Grecian village as quickly as a homesick Aegean Airlines jet.
795 E Golf Rd.
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