While saganaki fried or pan seared cheese has always existed the flaming cheese is a greek american thing it was invented by the owner of the parthenon restaurant in greektown in chicago in the late 60 rsquo s and since then has been a fixture in most greek restaurants.

But i used kasseri and couldn rsquo t stop eating it as i was grating it i rsquo m pretty sure it rsquo s the same cheese or very similar to what they use in greektown for saganaki the oopah flaming cheese that rsquo s an institution in chicago greek restaurants if you can find it definitely use kasseri cheese.

Saganaki was relatively good although a bit on the overly crisped side saganaki score 3 5 horiatiki salad was also relatively good with garden fresh tasting tomatoes and cucumbers although the onions were lacking in freshness and zing.

Stella rsquo s honors rustic modern greek cuisine bringing the freshest ingredients mediterranean fare table side saganaki 9 00 flaming kefalograviera cheese mushroom saganaki 11 00 marinated grilled portobello plaki sauce topped with hellip.

We sat down and were almost immediately greeted with greek bread fruity olive oil and a flaming order of saganaki the greek flaming cheese next we were served a gigantic greek salad and our entrees i sat and stared at the feast laid out in front of us.

A staple is the saganaki an appetizer of flaming greek cheese thats fried and then doused in brandy at the table where its dramatically flambeed in a hellip.

The restaurant is mediterranean royalty in chicago and an ideal venue for novices to learn about the wonders of flaming saganaki mini pork and chicken kebabs and pan fried calamari 200 s.

Book now at grappa seattle in seattle wa explore menu see photos and read 571 reviews the staff were very helpful and gracious which is amazing since i know that restaurant workers are stressed these days.

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At the greek inspired bluto rsquo s gencarelli and his team plan to serve souvlaki the kebab like grilled meats cooked here over an open hearth as well as fresh greek salads chicago style flaming.