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!

*Petimezi is a traditional sweetener made from the reduction of MUST, the pressed juice of grapes. Often referred to as Grape Molasses

Arni Kokkinisto me Manitaria

Lamb Shanks and Portobellos on Spaghettini

Arni Kokkinisto me Manitaria

The Gardens teases with a winter favorite: lamb shanks braised in a rich brown sauce thickened by Portabella mushrooms on top of organic whole wheat spaghettini. The sprinkling of Kefalotyri cheese finishes this yummy dish. You won't even notice the tattered heaps of snow after you have polished this off. Have it with a glass of red Oenodea and hunker down!

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.

PLAKI

Oven Roasted Wild-Caught Cod

PLAKI

One of our first entree offerings after Pastitsio, Mousakas, and Dolmades. Atlantic cod fillets drizzled with EVO oil, wine and tomatoes layered on a bed of seasoned onions and garlic, roasted bottom of oven--the traditional style to ensure succulent onions and a crisp edge on the fillets.

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

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.

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 Hen of the Woods 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!

Fava

Golden Split Pea

Fava

The soup that we didn't know was Greek until we found it in the definitive cookbook! Yummy and as simple as can be.

One Saturday as newly opened, we arrived early in the morning only to realize that the "house-simmered stock" had not been prepared. Devastated we wracked our heads and came up with "Fava Style Soup". Only because Fava is prepared with golden split peas and we grew up eating Split Pea Soup we made the jump. Two months later we found it in our favorite cookbook: the chef grew up eating it in Greece. We still get more calls for the availability of that soup than any other. It's Anna's favorite winter breakfast.

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!

HALOUMI STIS SXARES

Grilled Haloumi Cheese w/Petmezi Reduction Sauce

HALOUMI STIS SXARES

Traditional, fresh-cheese of Cyprus fire-grilled and drizzled with GoS Petimezi & Sherry vinegar reduction sauce. GF!

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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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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