IN DEFERENCE to his excellency ambassador George Iliopoulos, the current Consul General of Greece in New York, there is also another equally famous George Iliopoulos in the north, he, in New Jersey, and with a different title, that of a master chef. He is the executive chef who also happens to be the partner at the establishment called Black Olive that prepares exceptional Greek dishes in the town of Voorhees (910 Haddonfield Berlin Road; 856-435-5500), an alumnus of kitchens such as those of the Parker Meridien, the New York Hilton, and the Marriott Marquis, all in New York City. What stands out about this fellow is that he loves experimenting with new and exciting dishes. Experimenting with seafood. Experimenting with meats. Experimenting with smoked lamb ribs.
Indulge in familiar dishes like the many appetizing spreads, calamari, charcoaled octopus, or entrées such as traditional moussaka, mouthwatering leg of lamb, tantalizing lamb chops, or whole charcoal-grilled branzino. The Black Olive is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, but don’t forget to make reservations, particularly if you plan a weekend outing, so you won’t be disappointed. George’s partner, Stathis Tryfonas, will make sure you get the best table in the house.