Long time customers and High School friends, Bob & Teri stopped by today to say hello and to gnash. We were just pulling the pan from the oven and, having added seasonal ramps, decided to try the batch out on them. What can we say? The Maitakis were a hit, and before we could photo the plate, there you go! We can hardly believe that it's been 25 years for Robert & Teri and more than happy to put our 2 cents of info for their revisit to Greece celebrating their anniversary!
Suzanne & Peter celebrated the Church Blessing of their 30 year nuptials @ the Gardens on Sunday. They celebrated with 66 other of their family and friends--both sides were filled. Congrats, kids!
With Guest Presenter, Bonnie Fournier, Girl Photographer of the Smooch Project: the effort to gather 10,000 images from around the world to support the cultivation of Peace, Kindness, Generosity, Compassion, Forgiveness and Joy within Human Hearts throughout the world. Fournier will start off the pre-Valentine Season describing her challenges & successes, favorite anecdotes and images of the project thus far. Anna will cook up a four-course, wine-paired, family-style dinner of new recipes and our guests will experience civilized and inspired dining as it was meant to be!
It was a golden celebration in more than one sense: with sun pouring in the front windows, John & Sara joined by Calder continued their five year tradition of celebrating their same day birthdays. What did they eat?
You never know who's going to stop by at the Gardens! Today, a nearly full house was treated to Santa and Christmas Carol's lunch stop. The lively chatter dropped to a whisper when Santa was spied, and true to his generous nature, stopped at each table and greeted our customers. Santa seemed to be on a running theme from suit to menu: red, red, red...beets, roasted red bell peppers topped off with a Baklava sundae.
The fourth such Fest celebrating the Minneapolis River Front on Nicollet Island was the biggest success of all! Free food, music, parking and networking for all!
The Gardens was there, as from the first, Anna and Rena handed out platters and platters of locally produced (Ames Farm, Garden Farme) seasonal dishes: Milopita (Cortland Apples & Craisins in Fillo) and Kolokithopita (Savory Red Hopi Squash in Fillo) as well as our 20 year old standard, Skordalia on Pita Crisps with a garnish of chopped Calamata olives. Don't miss next years!
Close friends and family members celebrated the anticipated arrival of Ellie Caliope on Saturday. Only the scattered rose petals remained on the table.
Zoran Mojsilov, resident artist with an international reputation, and his pig, Romanof, will be Guest Presenters at our next Symposia. A Series! Join us for this special event. Limit 45. $35/pp. RSVP's are required for this chef-driven, four-course, wine-paired, family-style meal.
This Saturday, guest speaker, Jill Davis will speak on Minneapolis school system. Time 8am. Free event. Fresh bakery goods for sale.