Alexis Kavvadias , an Executive Chef from Europe was born in Greece, worked in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was employed at the Athens Hilton look at this web site before he came to the United States. In 1972, he opened his restaurant under the name of The Greek Market and became Alexis Taverna in 1980. During this time, Chef Alexis has created innovative Greek dishes added to his already fabulous traditional menu. In 1988, he married Fatima, an Executive Chef and Pastry Chef born in Portugal. As a Portuguese wine connoisseur, Fatima is an expert in Portuguese and European cuisine and pastries as well. It was during this time that with their collaboration, what used to be a deli café was transformed into to an elegant fine dining restaurant now famously known as Alexis Greek Restaurant. On numerous occasions, Chefs Alexis and Fatima have been both critically acclaimed by food critics and journalists. Operating at the same location for 40 years, Alexis Greek & Portuguese Restaurant has continuously served excellent authentic Greek cuisine and pastries. Since 1988, the fusion of Mediterranean and Iberian Peninsula culinary was introduced by Chef Fatima, specializing in Portuguese cuisine. Chef Fatima travels to Portugal every year to brainstorm with the best chefs in order to create great recipes. Her passion for European pastries show the wonderful selections of desserts, offering a delightful choice of fine Portuguese delicacies to her patrons for the past 25 years. During her travel, she goes to vineyards and wineries to discover the exquisite wines to be poured and served at the feasts among families and friends at Alexis Greek & Portuguese Restaurant.