A Taste of the Golden Age
all began with a dream. In 1974, brothers George and Vasilios
Koutsogiannakis came to America from Athens, Greece, with the
belief that tradition and family can make a difference. By 1980,
the Koutsogiannakis brothers opened Athens Restaurant in Charleston,
Celebrating the magnificent tradition of Greek cuisine - which
dates back to the Golden Age of Greece, emphasizing a diet rich
in olive oil - Athens quickly became one of the most successful
family restaurants in South Carolina.
Since Athens beginning, one of the most popular items on the restaurant's
menu remains its original Mediterranean dressing. Based on an
Old World recipe passed down from George and Vasilios' mother,
Panagiota. The dressing's gourmet flavor attracts the interest
of Athen's customers from points as far away as Canada and Switzerland.
Today, Vassilis (pronounced vah sill ee ss) Greek Classic Dressing
is designed to meet the growing market demand for Panagiota's
authentic, original recipe.
Exotic and delicious, Vassilis is like taking a culinary adventure
to the Greek Isle. For the best results, pour Vassilis onto your
next salad with feta cheese, or use it to marinate vegetables
and chicken. At any meal, Vassilis timeless flavor accents Mediterranean
and American dishes.
Vassilis is made with only the best ingredients. Like imported
olive oil processed with centuries-old Greek methods, and oregano
leaves grown on Mt. Olympus-all topped with herbs and white vinegar
that will tease your taste buds.
Available in an 12 oz. retail bottle, Vassilis is a blend of the
old and the new. With its unique label - depicting a contemporary
version of classical Greek pottery art - Vassilis fine packaging
and unique flavor will attract customers to specialty and gourmet
food store shelves.
Realizing A Dream
Today, George and Vasilios are naturalized American citizens.
With the establishment of the Vassilis trademark and its distributor
company, G & V Food Products, Inc., the Koutsogiannakis brothers
have realized a dream: "Continue the proud legacy of their
family recipe into the 21st Century."
Greek Classic Dressing.
a Taste of the Golden Age
Athens Greek Restaurant
325 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412
Fax: (843) 795-5486
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