Additional Entrees

Dolmades Sesculo: Fresh Chard Wrapped Around Seasoned Jasmine Rice and Oven Simmered

Dolmades Sesculo: Fresh Chard Wrapped Around Seasoned Jasmine Rice and Oven Simmered

Our classic jasmine rice blend wrapped in tender, organic chard leaves. Vegan without the sluice of avgolemono and equally delish! Try it with a light red, Kalavryta from TetraMythos, or Ninemos, the Lafkioti blend of Roditis and Chardonnay.

Paidakia Arni sti Sxara

Fire grilled Lamb Ribblets

Paidakia Arni sti Sxara

Marinated in Petimezi, garlic, mint and sherry vinegar, these tender shined lamb chops are flame grilled to order, drizzled with Petimezi sauce, sprinkled with fresh herbs and served on cumin scented jasmine rice with a side of paprika and mint yogurt. We paired ours with Furious (dark ale), Roditis, Tetramythos (white) Rodamo, Nemea and Oenodea for a perfect light and tasty meal!

Yemista Piperies

Stuffed Green Bell Pepper

Yemista Piperies

An item on our original menu, Yemista me Piperies has made its return many times--mostly when the peppers are local and hand-selected at the Farmers' Market or when the thinly fleshed pepper reminiscent of fresh garden picking is available--no globby, thick-walled, peppers for this dish, please! With the peppers' sweet/acrid flavors, we are recommending Agios Onoufrios, a full-bodied red with just enough acid to balance those flavors of the pepper. Made from the varietals Mavro, Ofthalmo, Cabernet Savignon and Mataro this is a wine from Cyprus not to be missed.

Briam

An Oven-Braise of Garden Vegetables

Briam

No ones kidding anyone: these veggies aren't local, they've been trucked in by our twenty year conventional grocer supplier, Twin Cities Produce, who supply Lunds/Byerly's and Cub Food Stores. But independent and local, our friend Tony R and his family have been attending our children's graduations and events for nearly as long. In from California, Texas and Florida, then, tender first growth zucchini, eggplant, cold storage heirloom potatoes from Southeast Food Network, and red bells roasted with our own dried, yes, local AND organic herbs, mint, basil, and chili peppers for a delectably rich and satisfying meal.

Served with a chunk of Wisconsin cow's milk feta cheese.

Vegan option, please ask for a garnish of Calamata olives.

We have paired this with Furious, now on tap, Tetramythos Roditis (White) or Lafkiotis Nemea (red) You choose.

Arni Fricassee

Braised Lamb Shank w/Greens in Avgolemono

Arni Fricassee

One of our original specials, our beloved Tzia taught Anna this special dish. Lamb braised in white wine and EVO oil, simmered with greens--often romaine, but as easily, escarole, arugula, mustard--this dish is a favorite Christmas Eve repast. Anna has taught this soul heartening entree in her cooking classes more than any other. Simple and simply delicious. Order a glass of Oenodea red, or Lafkiotis Agirogitiko, and enjoy how tanins and citrus tango on your palate!

GYROS HEERINOS

All-natural Pork Gyros

GYROS HEERINOS

All-natural pork shoulder from TC Farms, sliced and dry-rubbed with our spices, stacked on a vertical rotisserie and slow cooked. Piled on an open faced pita and accompanied with a pile of Greek fries and Tzatziki, there is not much else to decide...except for a Deschutes on tap or a dusky red Kotsifali or a pale Kendros rose.

Today's Shank: KOTSI ARNI me ANGINARES

lamb shank avgolemono with organic artichokes

Today's Shank: KOTSI ARNI me ANGINARES

We judge Greek restaurants by their preparation of this singular dish! All-natural lamb foreshank seared then braised in white wine and EVO Greek olive oil....for hours. Finally simmered with fresh organic artichoke hearts, carrots and scallions then finished with the traditional Avgolemono sauce and fresh dill

We enjoy ours with a light dry Xinomavro wine from Chrisohoou

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

MANITIS tis CRITIS

Mushroom Saganaki Fire Finished, Cretan style

MANITIS tis CRITIS

A man called the Gardens the other day and asked with incredulity, "what was that mushroom app that I ate last night? I think that was the BEST thing I've eaten in my LIFE." We're just passing it along--some amazing flavors: Minnesota Chantarelles oven braised with EVO oil, white wine, lemon, fresh thyme and fire finished w/feta.
Try them with the Greek aperitif of choice, Kourtaki retsina or a minerally white, Assyrtiko, or Roditis. Wow!

Ouzo Flo

Ouzo flavored soda & Anna's Organic Ouzo Ice Cream

Ouzo Flo

A Twin Cities debut--maybe a world premier, the Gardens' Ouzo Flo! Share a bottle with two scoops or treat yourself to the light, not-too-sweet flavor of black licorice tempered by cream that quenches any thirst!

Kota Xilopites Avgolemono

Chicken "Thousand" Pasta Lemon Soup

Kota Xilopites Avgolemono

A variation of our classic, Chicken Angelhair--plump squares of pasta in house-simmered chicken stock thickened with the traditional egg-lemon sauce

At the Gardens

LAURA'S FOREVER YOUNG BDAY BASH!

GoS does Birthday Bashes BEST!

PRIVATE EVENTS @ GoS: RESERVE YOUR CELEBRATION!

Groom's dinner w/roast lamb!

ANNA & FRIENDS TOURS OF GREECE 2019 AUG 18 GoS @ 3

Jump start your summer with Anna & Friends Trip to Greece! Tour details and costs presented; sign up and payment details provided by Robert Hermann of Schilling Travel Appetizers & wine...

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GoS KEFI BAR! 4-6 TU-SAT; 8-10 FRI/SAT

"KEFI" we define as an "unsupressible sense of well-being" every night and twice weekends--with deeply discounted pricing: $6 off ANY bottle of wine; $2 off every glass of wine and small plates!...

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10 YEARS AT THE ARB OR MORE?

We can't even remember (nor can they) how long we have been showcasing GoS at the Taste & Toast @ the MN Arb--but we were there from the beginning! This year's event was threatened by rain...

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The KEFI BAR is OPEN!

Sippin' SEVEN!

7 1oz pours paired with 7 small plates shared with your Bestie or your Beloved! Limit 30! Seats are filling! Reserve to GoS: 612.378.8810 reference Sippin' Seven!

Guest Speakers & Wine...

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ANNA & FRIENDS JUNE TOUR 2018

~JUNE 11-JUNE 26 JUNE 11: DEPART US JUNE 12: ARRIVE ATHENS, 3 nights EVENING WALKING TOUR ACROPOLIS & ACROPOLIS MUSEUM PLAKA/MONASTIRAKI SHOPPING...

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Anna & Friends Tours of Greece 2018!

Christmas, Graduation, Retirement, Birthday--we've celebrated them all with a trip to Greece! Plan your perfect trip with Anna, RSVP to annael5775@gmail.com

Tour dates: June 11-26; Aug 22-...

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Mario's Birthday Celebration!

YES, you can! Reserve for a large group of friends, order a Chocolate Hazelnut Boughatsa scribed with your wishes and have a ball! Gardens serves up parties!