Gardens of Salonica
New Greek Cafe and Deli
Tues - Thu : 11am - 9am
Fri - Sat : 11am - 10pm
Sun - Mon : closed
The Gardens closes for all major holidays
19 Fifth St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
tel (612) 378 - 0611
We couldn't resist sharing this: Kleftiko ready to be tied up in parchment. The all-natural lamb shoulder has been seared, semi-braised in wine, and here awaits its en papillote finish...find the accompanying vegetables: eggplant, okra, fava bean, sun choke, red bell, feta, thyme, marjoram, rosemary...it's all there. And with the magic of cooking, the sum total exceeds its parts!
For all of January, our 21is Anniversary month, order a bottle of extra dry Korbel at $21 per bottle!
Yes, there's a "Gyradiko" in Thessaloniki, a fave of the students, that sells only Gyros: the Classic Meatloaf style, and four varieties of the "new" style Gyros: dry-rubbed, stacked and slow-roasted Pork, Chicken, TURKEY & Pheasant. Turkey Gyros is our SEASONAL effort to bring local, all-naturally raised meat to your table. Try it heaped on an open pita, a pile of fries and our Tzatziki $14.95. Available throughout November after 5pm Fridays and all day Saturday. Order by the pound: $18 and share goodness!
Orektika: Appetizers on Table when Guests Come:
Stuffed Banana Peppers Saganaki: Noreen's, Mpls Farmers' Mkt
Fire Roasted Black & White Melitzanes Tzakistes w/Pita Crisps:Noreen's
Kolokithopita: Savory Squash in Fillo: Garden Farme
Introduction of the Courses by Anna & Guest Presenter, Tim Hall
Deutero Piato: Second Course
Horta: Just Wilted Wild Greens w/Garlic from Garden Farme
Rush River Fresh Trout Fire Grilled w/Rosemary & Lemon from Zoran
Kyrio Piato: Main Course
EAT! DRINK! DINE LIKE THE GREEKS! Wednesday, September 28, Gardens will host Symposia. A Series, X with guest presenter, Tim Hall with the theme, Music Building. Hall, a certified Luthier, will articulate the process of guitar and violin building with a slide show and a display of the luthier's tools. The Symposium starts with apps at 6 and winds through a four-course, chef-driven, wine-paired, family-style dinner by 9. Cost $30/pp Reservations are required. The event, limited to 30, is pod cast courtesy of iDREAM.tv. RSVP's accepted via phone or email.
The most classic Greek beverage after eons of Retsina, the Nes Frappe is Greece's choice for leisurely afternoon conversations hiding out under the ubiquitous umbrellas lining all the taverna and waterfronts.
They're in! Fresh figs from California. We snagged two cases and poached them in our Mavrodaphne wine sauce that's studded with craisins. Light, refreshing, oozing with sauce, there's always room for a fig--even when you think you've eaten your fill!
Tender all-natural chicken breasts, dry-rubbed and stacked on a vertical souvla, basted with freshly-squeezed lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, sliced to order and piled on an open pita with a generous side of Greek fries and all the fixin's. Pair it with a Crispin's The Saint or Tetramythos Black Kalavryta.
The Southeast Food Network has done us well again: all-natural, pasture-raised pork shoulder braised with Vlita (Amaranth--Chinese Spinach) and Lamb's Quarters in freshly squeezed lemon juice, white wine and EVO. When it's this good, we have to let you know: fork tender, greens better-than-spinach with more iron and nutrients, this light, gluten-free dish pairs nicely with open reds such as Kleoni and Nemea. Ask Anna what the special spice is that ties this all together.
Our most requested food offering is flying out the door: all-natural leg of lamb, dry rubbed with spice, skewered and slow-roasted on the vertical rotisserie. Shaved per order and served on an open pita with a pile of Greek Fries and Tzatziki. Enough to share. Fridays after 5 and ALL day Saturday--as long as it lasts! Pair it with Crispin's The Saint or Mythos Red. Be in Greece.