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
Fresh from the Mediterranean that embraces Greece! Whole, wild-caught Seabass drizzled with a dressing of lemon juice, white wine and EVO oil, seasoned and stuffed with shallots, garlic, olives and capers, vine wrapped, oven braised in white wine, served on a bed of cumin scented jasmine rice with a tossing of ladolemono to drizzle over each succulent bite! This dish cries for Ninemos!
Didn't know you had a Greek name? You probably do....and now the Gardens will help you celebrate! Check us out on our FaceBook page for each week's celebrants. You don't have to come on the exact day: we give you the week and we will celebrate with you! A comped glass of wine or the dessert of your choice! Call with questions! Let's get started! This week: Athanasios (Tasos, Tasoula, Soula) Maximos (Max, Neon) Agnia (Agnes), Xenis (Zenos), Timotheos (Tim) and Agatha.
The grands, Carmen & Dede, of long-time customers and Anna's Greek Tours, Sandy & Jay, visited last Friday. They charmed us all and nibbled on pita crisps and spritzers and left happily babbling.
Our Fifth annual sponsorships of a Greek film in the International Film Festival! By the director of the Oscar nominated "Dogtooth," Yorgos Lanthimos' offbeat film focuses on a club whose members are paid to take the place of a family's dead relative. Our family-style dinner includes appetizers, entrees, dessert and a glass of wine. $20/pp; $15 w/student ID. RSVP's only. Movie ticket info & purchase:
Ever wondered about the art at the Gardens? That wooden peacock on the wall, the stone-age bead track that's used as a hat rack, that fountain, and, of course, that tree root thing? Zoran Mojsilov, our resident artist with an international reputation will be our Guest Presenter at our next Symposia. A Series, XI on Wed, Oct 26 @ 6pm. An unabashed regaler of stories and intentions, Zoran will show us some of his latest and furthest away installed works.
An original menu item 20 years ago, Fasolaki Arni has returned as the Seasonal Substitute for Orzo Arni. Lightened by green beans and basil, this perennial favorite replaces the carb loaded pasta and lamb. Enjoy it with the new Lafkiotis Nemea wine. Zito!
It's Wine Flight Wednesdays! All WHITES--the classics of Ancient Hellas:
Savatiano, Assytiko, Roditis! Three 3oz pours for $8!!! And NOW, you can enjoy ANY bottle of wine on Wednesdays!
Greek Yogurt for our Yogurt Honey Sundae! We found it! A blend of cow and goat's milk make it tangy, yet mellow; strained makes it thick enough to stand up on the plate! Ames Honey and toasted almonds with filberts top this dessert that was listed on our first menu 20 years ago!
Say goodbye to Arni Kokkinisto! It's a wrap..now that we're taking off our wraps and Spring is here! Probably the last time we'll prepare this winter favorite (unless, of course we are asked at least three times.) So, fresh batch! Get it before it's gone!
We're pairing it with Lafkiotis Agiorgitiko, a smooth, full-bodied red that piques the cinnamon and laurel of the sauce and underscores the natural sweetness of the tender shank meat.
One of the most requested additional entrees...a cold crop that gets a bit pricey in July....thanks to the cool season we ordered a case! John, Pamela, Brian, Rene, Christine...come and get it! Organic cauliflower braised with onions and diced tomatoes...how delicious can simple get??
Served with a chunk of feta cheese.
We paired it with a spicy red, Nemea, Lafkiotis or even Agios Onoufrios. And always, Amethystos.