Estiatorio Milos's grilled octopus. Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Estiatorio Milos's grilled octopus. Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Take a Deep Dive Into Greek Wines at Estiatorio Milos

Everyone knows about the Cosmopolitan’s outstanding portfolio of restaurants, but one of the best-kept secrets in town is the three-course prix fixe lunch at Estiatorio Milos, where for under $30 you get some of the freshest Greek food this side of the Atlantic, such as charcoal-broiled octopus, fresh Maryland lump crab cake and a Greek mezze plate.

Now, Costas Spiliadis’ mecca of Mediterranean cuisine is offering another special menu. On the first Thursday of every month, guests will have a chance to experience The Winemaker’s Table, a six-course tasting menu featuring Milos’ signature dishes paired with organic, indigenous Greek varietals. Each Winemaker’s dinner highlights a specially selected winery, giving diners an opportunity to learn more about grapes grown in the cradle of Western civilization.

Estiatorio Milos's lavraki. Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.Courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Lavraki and horta.

The February event featured spectacular selections from Ktima Gerovassiliou, with its range of microclimate wines from the slopes of Epanomi, Greece. Courses included tuna tartare with micro basil and serrano chili, octopus with pureed Santorini fava beans, a hearty lobster from the Bay of Fundy prepared with Athenian pasta, grilled Lavraki (a European sea bass) and grilled lamb chops with Greek fried potatoes. Wines paired with the courses included crisp whites and full-bodied reds, as well as a dessert wine that went perfectly with a dessert sampling that included fresh fruit and baklava.

Milos’ sommeliers are on hand to speak about the wines served at the dinner, a delightful crash course for oenophiles who want to expand their repertoire.

The next Winemaker’s Table is on Thursday, March 1, featuring the indigenous varietals of northern Greece. For $79, it’s not just one of the best prix fixe deals on the Strip, but it’s a meal you won’t soon forget.

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