Hollywood Casino in Greektown announces new chef, renovations and menu selections

Chef Petro Drakopoulous is the new Executive Chef of Hollywood Casino in Greektown. His revamped food includes Prism’s lamb chops. // Courtesy of Hollywood Casino in Greektown

The Hollywood Casino in Greektown, downtown Detroit, has appointed a new executive chef, Chef Petro Drakopoulous, while introducing new renovations and menu offerings. Additionally, two upcoming and as yet unnamed restaurants are coming to Hollywood Casino.

The 25-year food and beverage industry veteran leads all dining and culinary operations at Hollywood Casino in Greektown, including Prism steakhouse, Barstool Sportsbook, the newly reimagined Rock Bar, Monroe Market food hall and all hotel banquets.

Chef Petro joins Hollywood Casino in Greektown after two years as Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at Detroit’s Atheneum Hotel. Her culinary career began at the age of 15 with a hot dog stand on the streets of Chicago.

Since then, Chef Petro has spent years at businesses including Marriott properties in Chicago and Anaheim. His contributions to the Detroit area food scene include the development of Detroit Shipping Company in Midtown in 2016 and the opening of Texas de Brazil in downtown Detroit in 2011.

“We are delighted to have Chef Petro at the helm of our culinary operations as Executive Chef. His experience, leadership, creativity and cooking skills are second to none,” says John Drake, General Manager of Hollywood Casino in Greektown.

“Under the direction of Chef Petro, we will work to provide guests and diners with an unparalleled dining experience…whether you’re grabbing a quick, casual afternoon snack, celebrating with an elegant dinner at the steakhouse, or anything in between. two, we aim to provide the best in quality, taste, service and dining experience.

Chef Petro recently revamped the menu at steakhouse Prism, including the introduction of entrée salads and the addition of more protein, as well as a renewed focus on modern, composed plates and authentic Greek flavors.

“The culinary world is constantly changing and progressing, and we want to make sure we keep up with the latest trends, but the delicious flavors, the beautiful plate and the quality service never go out of style,” says Chef Petro. “We seek to combine the best of what has been done to date at the property and marry it with my personal touch for the ultimate dining experience at Hollywood Casino in Greektown.”

The new Rock Bar.  // Courtesy of Hollywood Casino in Greektown
The new Rock Bar. // Courtesy of Hollywood Casino in Greektown

Additionally, Chef Petro will introduce the first-ever culinary menu and revised beverage selection at Rock Bar, located in the property’s first-floor gaming area (along E. Lafayette Street). The approximately 2,800 square foot cocktail bar was recently redesigned to accommodate up to 100 people to enjoy both classic and unique libations, appetizers and small plates, entertainment on dozens of screens television and slot machines.

At Barstool Sportsbook, Chef Petro expands the new weekend brunch menu, available Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon. It offers a variety of plated and elevated comfort foods like cookies and gravy, berry waffles, and a fried bologna sandwich. As for drinks, Barstool Sportsbook offers its unique Bloody Mary with all the trimmings, including a fried chicken finger.

The Monroe Market food hall for fast casual dining will also see some changes under the leadership of Chef Petro. Two current offerings, 313 Burger Bar and Basil Leaf Pizza, will combine into one shared space, making way for new additions, including local favorite Detroit Taco Company, which is set to open its new location later this summer.

For the hotel’s banquet operations, Chef Petro and his team refine the menu, focusing on modern cuisine with international flair and Detroit touches. The Hollywood Casino at Greektown hotel’s banquet facilities can accommodate up to 250 people seated and host a variety of events from corporate conventions to weddings.

More information about Hollywood Casino at Greektown’s culinary offerings can be found here.

Operated by Penn National Gaming Inc. and located in historic Greektown, Hollywood Casino at Greektown offers over 100,000 square feet of gaming, entertainment and dining experiences. The 30-story hotel offers 400 rooms and suites.

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