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!

Papia me Rodi

:Duck Breast Braised in Pomegranate

Papia me Rodi

For the month of Love, a dish to render your heart....tender duck breast braised in pomegranate syrup on a bed of cumin scented rice or tai-colored quinoa. Complex as love, but tender and marrying flavors of a broad reach. Limited time. We loved it with ALL of our third off wines, Ktima Voyatzi Rose', Lafkiotis Agiorgitiko Rose' and Agionimo!

Gyro Papia

Duck Gyro

Gyro Papia

You just have to try our TC Debut #15--duck meat, rubbed with 10 different seasonings--pink salt, green peppercorns, marjoram, fenugreek, organic orange peel and drizzled with Mavrodaphne, stacked and vertically roasted. Sliced to order. Served with a pile of fries, paprika yogurt sauce and best enjoyed with a Surly Bender or Agionimo, our ⅓ off wine selection for February!

HEERINOS ME HAROUPIA

Braised Pork with Carob

HEERINOS ME HAROUPIA

From TC Farms we've braised pork (ractopamine free) with wine, HAROUPOMELO, carob syrup, and carob pods. Light, and mildly sweet from the carob, this dish brings an Old World taste to your palate! Served on cumin scented jasmine rice and paired with Apelia Rose', Black of Kalavryta, Xinomavro by Chrisohoou!

Kleftiko: lamb baked in parchment with vegetables.

Kleftiko: lamb baked in parchment with vegetables.

It means "stolen" because the "Kleftes" or guerrillas of the Greek War for Independence (1820's) "raided and confiscated" livestock from their enemies to feed their troops.

In order to escape detection by telltale smoke signaling their position, the Kleftes buried meat and vegetables in fire pits and covered them with dirt leaving them to cook in their own juices. At the Gardens we re-create this tradition by parceling braised lamb shoulder in parchment with eggplant, red bell peppers, fava beans, feta and fresh savory herbs. Then we bake the tied up packets until the flavors mingle into a singular dining experience you must not miss.

Served with oven roasted lemon potatoes.

We're drinking ours with Agios Onoufrios, the Cypriot wine that blends the flavor of the and eggplant!

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!

Spanakorizo

Spinach & Rice

Spanakorizo

Simply, and wonderfully toothsome, this perennial Gardens' favorite simmers spinach with Jasmine rice and sautéed onion for a soul fill like no other. Squeeze the lemon, enjoy with the raw onion and salty feta. Mythos beer or Roditis by Tetramythos are best friends with this dish!

Veggie Mousakas

The Gardens' Classic & First Premier

Veggie Mousakas

Our vegetarian version of possibly the most famous after gyro Greek dish--layers of roasted eggplant (3) covered with a heavier garlic and wine red sauce (2 layers) sprinkled with chunks of feta cheese (pasteurized) and topped with a creamy béchamel sauce--baked to a golden brown.

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

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.

SOUPIA STI SXARA

Fire Grilled Wild-Caught Cuttlefish

SOUPIA STI SXARA

Scored and marinated in wine and lemon juice, brushed with EVO oil and fire-finished to your table, Cuttlefish, succulent and sweet like jumbo scallops with a firmer texture. Lafkiotis Retsina was made to accompany this appetizer!

FASOLADA

Navy Bean Soup

FASOLADA

Folk food, tender simmered navy beans with carrots, celery, potatoes, onions and parsley in a light tomato base with our own seasonings.

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!

Arni Avgolemono: Lamb & Lemon Soup w/Trachana!

Arni Avgolemono: Lamb & Lemon Soup w/Trachana!

A Gardens' innovation! Tender chunks of lamb simmered with carrots, celery and sour trahana--traditional mini dumplings made from yogurt and semolina flour--finished in a yummy avgolemono base

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!

Saganaki Anginares: Artichoke Saganaki

Saganaki Anginares: Artichoke Saganaki

Our deli Anginares pulsed with Kaseri & Kefalograviera--sheep's milk imported cheeses--fire-finished and served with fire-grilled pita. No mayo!

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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

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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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