Opening of Chicago’s Lyra Greek Restaurant in Fulton Market, presented by DineAmic Hospitality

CHICAGO (WLS) — DineAmic Hospitality will unveil its Greek concept, Lyre, at the bustling corner of Peoria and Fulton streets.

Rooted in the Mediterranean philosophy of wellness, the restaurant will offer fresh, holistic dishes to Chicago diners in an earthy, indoor-outdoor space, its owners said.

Chefs Athinagoras Kostakos and Alexis Zopas plan to take full advantage of Lyra’s custom wood and charcoal fireplace by applying their island rustic 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 for dishes like charcoal-grilled octopus with oregano-caper vinaigrette, or deconstructed pastitsio (the Greek version of lasagna) with a rich stew of oxtail, mascarpone and shaved white truffle.

On the lighter side, expect dishes such as the spot prawn carpaccio with Santorini tomato, basil and lime.

Greek-style, the menu will also include plenty of vegetarian options, such as a wood-fired eggplant spread with baked pita bread and burnt beetroot with garlic hummus.

Located at 905 W. Fulton Market, Lyra has an 8,000 square foot footprint and seats 230 people in a variety of spaces at full capacity, plus another 60 on a 1,500 square foot covered outdoor patio.

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