Additional Entrees

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!

MAKARONIA THALASINA

Seafood Pasta

MAKARONIA THALASINA

Oh, YUM! WILD-CAUGHT Jumbo scallops, shrimp and clams sautéed with onions, garlic and thyme served on linguine. Squeeze the lemon. Make it rain gold!

Kidoni sta Sinefa

Organic Quince on a Cloud

Kidoni sta Sinefa

"One of the BEST things I've eaten in years!" We've heard this over and over......Simple and delicious, organic quince simmered with sweet red wine, pomegranate juice and spices topping a scoop of yogurt mousse and speckled with black salt--or pomegranate arils

Lachanodolmades Arnisio

Minced Lamb Wrapped in Tender Cabbage topped w/Avgolemono

Lachanodolmades Arnisio

A regular menu item since 1991, Lachanodolmades, is a classic, northern Greek winter dish. Subtle, satisfying and, by nature, low fat, gluten and lactose-free, Lachanodolmades our customers were either passionate, "if it was my last meal on this earth, I'd order it," or they returned it looking for more robust flavor. Try our re-visited dish, we've tweaked it, now it's lamb and with a seasoning shift--just a touch more than salt, pepper, dill and mint. We recommend Tetra Mythos Agiorgitiko as a meal companion.

Heerinos me Damaskina

Braised Pork in Plum and Petimezi

Heerinos me Damaskina

Premiered at Symposia. A Series III, the dish inspired by the restaurant Mavrikos on Lindos, Rhodes, braised pork shoulder from the Southeast Food Network with plums and roasted fennel seed in Mavrodaphne, the port-like wine from Patras, Greece and petimezi a traditional grape molasses. A sprinkling of natural sesame seeds and scallions brighten the richness of this mahogany sauce served atop a bed of cumin-scented Jasmine rice. This rich dish pairs nicely with the Syrah deep blend of Oenodia, Lazaridi's Grand Gold Awarded red with tannins tucking neatly into the plum richness of this dish. Or, for a for an all around good value, Elios Red from Boutari or try Kleoni semi-sweet red!

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!

Dec & Jan All Natural Capon Gyro!

All-natural Capon Gyro Fri & Sat

Dec & Jan All Natural Capon Gyro!

Like ChickenBacon! A tradition during the Holidays, Capon are usually available mid-December. We've ordered several cases to ensure our month-long supply of All-Natural In-House Gyro for the rest of Dec and all of January!
Indulge in the BEST!

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

Manites tis Kritis

Mushroom Medley Fire Finished, Cretan style

Manites tis Kritis

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, hen-of-the-woods or Maitaki, Crimini and Beach Tree mushrooms are oven roasted and finished under the fire grill with EVO, white wine, lemon, fresh thyme and feta.
Try them with the Greek aperitif of choice, Kourtaki retsina or a dry, minerally white, Lafkioti Moschofilero or Boutari Kouros, white. Wow!

Petimezi Marinated Lamb Ribblets

Tender Juicies on the Bone!

Petimezi Marinated Lamb Ribblets

Unbelievable flavor from Petimezi, a traditional "poor" man's sweetner made from grape molasses, sherry vinegar, EVO oil and spices. Grilled to medium rare per order and served minted Greek yogurt dipping sauce.

Kolokitho-Trahana: Winter Solace Squash Soup!

Kolokitho-Trahana: Winter Solace Squash Soup!

We call it Setting Sun Squash soup--the hit from the third Symposia. A Series! Pureed organic banana squash from the Southeast Food Network thickened with sour trahana imported from Greece. What is trahana? Like cous cous, it's a traditional method of storing winter wheat: a mash made from the flour mixed with yogurt, soured naturally, and forced through a screen and allowed to dry in the sun! Throughout the wet and cloudy winter months it is reconstituted into a porridge-like meal eaten with gusto. Here it adds flavor and texture to the silky blend of roasted squash. You'll have more vitamin A than you'll need in a day! Served with a dollop of cow & goat blended Greek yogurt.

In-House Capon Gyro Appetizer

ChickenBacon!

In-House Capon Gyro Appetizer

A smaller portion (4oz) of this month's featured In-House gyro with fire-grilled pita quarters, tzatziki and onions

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!

Saganaki Garides

Shrimp Saganaki

Saganaki Garides

Wild-caught, fire roasted jumbo shrimp with feta, fresh, organic thyme, extra virgin olive oil and our own seasonings. Dip and scoop with fire-grilled pita!

At the Gardens

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

Tentative tour dates: June 10-25...

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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!

LUNCH CATERED @ NETSPI

Who gets all-natural chicken with braised veggies, Yigandes (jumbo imported beans) and oven roasted potatoes with sides of Tyro w/Veggies, Melitzana w/Pita Crisps Spinach Feta Boughatsa, Salad and...

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BARB'S BDAY BASH!

What better way to ease into a new decade (shhhhhh, we're not sayin' which!) than a Halloween Masquerade at Gardens! Lot's of laughter and fun and a Chocolate Boughatsa light up with sparkles and...

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ANNA & FRIENDS JUNE TOUR 2018

~JUNE 11-JUNE 26 ATHENS, 2 nights LOUTRAKI / ARGOLIDI, 2 NIGHTS LEVKADA, 2 NIGHTS, DELFI, 1 NIGHT FLY TO CHANIA CRETE CHANIA, CRETE, 2 NIGHTS ZARO, CRETE, 2 NIGHTS IRAKLIO, CRETE 1 NIGHT SANTORINI...

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Santa Tom & Christmas Carol Return to GoS!

TWO days only!

Wed, Dec 6 & Thur, Dec 21

Reservations NOT required! Strongly suggested! Photos by Anna!

Sixth Annual KBEM FUNraiser!

The Jazz88 RestauranTour is back with a delightful evening of Food, Music and Community at the Gardens of Salonica in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Join Chef Anna...

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Mousakas/Mousakka/Musqqa’ah—What’s the Fuss?

A “Traditional Food”, according to the European Parliament means that a food’s ingredients, composition, production or processing can be shown to be transmitted through generations. A food is...

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Anna's Tour Group to Reconoiter on the Island

For the first time since their return, the group that toured with Anna in May '09 will meet to relive some of their favorite dining discoveries.

On Sunday, May 12, the home-again tourists...

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Don't WEED, FORAGE!

As Promised at Anna's Hortopita Demo @ the EcoExperience Building Thursday!