Lyra Greek Restaurant opens in Chicago in the Fulton Market District, presented by DineAmic Hospitality

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CHICAGO (WLS) – DineAmic Hospitality will unveil its Greek concept, lyre, on the busy corner of Peoria and Fulton streets.

The restaurant, which is rooted in the Mediterranean wellness ethos, will offer Chicago diners fresh, holistic dishes in an earthy indoor and outdoor space, its owners said.

Chefs Athinagoras Kostakos and Alexis Zopas plan to take full advantage of Lyra’s custom wood and charcoal stove using their rustic island cooking techniques.

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Expect simple dishes with bold flavors that rely on the quality of their ingredients rather than overly complicated sauces. Look out for dishes like charcoal-grilled octopus with oregano vinaigrette and capers, or deconstructed pastitsio (the Greek version of lasagna) with rich oxtail stew, mascarpone and grated white truffle.

On the lighter side, expect dishes like the spot prawn carpaccio with Santorini tomatoes, basil, and lime.

In true Greek fashion, the menu will also feature plenty of vegetarian options, such as wood-fired aubergine spread with homemade pita and seared beets with garlic hummus.

Lyra is located at 905 W. Fulton Market and has 8,000 square feet of space and at full capacity will seat 230 in multiple rooms plus 60 more on a 1,500 square foot covered outdoor patio.

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