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!

Yemista Piperies

Stuffed Green Bell Pepper

Yemista Piperies

An item on our original menu, Yemista me Piperies has made its return many times--mostly when the peppers are local and hand-selected at the Farmers' Market or when the thinly fleshed pepper reminiscent of fresh garden picking is available--no globby, thick-walled, peppers for this dish, please! With the peppers' sweet/acrid flavors, we are recommending Agios Onoufrios, a full-bodied red with just enough acid to balance those flavors of the pepper. Made from the varietals Mavro, Ofthalmo, Cabernet Savignon and Mataro this is a wine from Cyprus not to be missed.

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!

Gyros Heerinos

All-natural Pork Gyros

Gyros Heerinos

All-natural pork shoulder from Fox 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 Certified Evil on tap or a dusky red Kleoni.

Heerinos me Horta

Pork Shoulder with Greens

Heerinos me Horta

For this lovely and light summer dish provided entirely by our friends from the Southeast Food Network, we take fresh shoulder pork, rub it with seasonings, sear and then braise it in freshly squeezed lemon juice, white wine and 100% extra virgin olive oil together with freshly picked Nettle tips and Ramps and Heirloom potatoes.

I'll lick the pan! It's that good!"says Marcie, a patron of the Gardens since its opening. Eleni says, "It's my new life favorite!" FINALLY we got Zoran to try it (he avoids "greens") It's my favorite! I almost fell over. "It's GOOOOOD!", again, and again.

Served with a chunk of Wisconsin cow's milk Feta cheese, we have paired it with the straight-talker rose' Kleoni which may not be our favorite patio tippler, but has become our best food backer!.

Kidoni sta Sinefa

Quince on a Cloud

Kidoni sta Sinefa

"One of the BEST things I've eaten in years!" We've heard this over and over......Simple and delicious, organic quince simmered with sweet red wine, pomegranate juice and spices topping a scoop of yogurt mousse and speckled with black salt--or pomegranate arils

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

Last Call of the Season!

Fresh Mission Figs Poached in Greek Port Wine!

Last Call of the Season!

Fresh figs are coming to the end of their season! We poach them lightly with Wisconsin craisins in Mavrodaphne, (a Greek port-like wine) flavored with organic citrus zest, cinnamon and bay leaves. Light and refreshing: the perfect not-too-sweet finish to the heaviest meal. Always a vegan choice. Always NO fat. Always gluten free! Served with a sprinkling of toasted almonds.

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.

Manites tis Kritis

Mushroom Medley Fire Finished, Cretan style

Manites tis Kritis

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, hen-of-the-woods or Maitaki, Crimini and Beach Tree mushrooms are oven roasted and finished under the fire grill with EVO, white wine, lemon, fresh thyme and feta.
Try them with the Greek aperitif of choice, Kourtaki retsina or a dry, minerally white, Lafkioti Moschofilero or Boutari Kouros, white. Wow!

Psaroavgolemono

Fish Avgolemono

Psaroavgolemono

Wild caught cod poached in the traditional lemon base with rice and thyme and a hint of heat!

Gyro Appetizer

This Month's All-Natural In House Gyro Appetizer

Gyro Appetizer

Fri's after 5 and all day Sat!
A smaller portion of this month's In House Gyro to share sans the fries! Or a light meal to enjoy while keeping your New Year's Resolution!

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!

At the Gardens

Mousakas/Mousakka/Musqqa’ah—What’s the Fuss?

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Anna's Tour Group to Reconoiter on the Island

For the first time since their return, the group that toured with Anna in May '09 will meet to relive some of their favorite dining discoveries.

On Sunday, May 12, the home-again tourists...

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Don't WEED, FORAGE!

As Promised at Anna's Hortopita Demo @ the EcoExperience Building Thursday!

Get Your Flo On! Ouzo Flo! Three Years Quenching!

Third year world premier, the Gardens' Ouzo Flo! Share a bottle with two scoops of Anna's Organic Ouzo Ice Cream in a frosted glass or treat yourself to the light, not-too-sweet flavor of licorice...

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Greek Wine Intimidate You?!

Greek wines intimidate you? Get a grip with Easy Wine Flights! Every day a select flight of three 3oz pours for $8. Make up your own flight for $10: add a premium wine (>$42/btl) to your flight...

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Final Week of August: GoS CLOSED

Enjoy your final days of Summer! We look forward to serving you in September!!!

Pre-Show Lunch @ Gardens this Saturday!

Join us for a family-style lunch before the "Shorts" Show @ 5! $15pp includes a glass of wine or beer! Tickets can be pre-paid on line or picked up at box office!

FAB GREEK FAVA

Neolithic man knew of fava and cultivated it in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin circa 6,500 BC. By the Bronze age, the easy growing protein rich and cold resistant plant had made its way across...

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Just Pita

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Fillo Phyllo Filo

Those tissue thin pastry sheets layered, stacked, wrapped and coiled into an endless variety of toothsome savory and sweet snacks, breakfast-to-goes, sides and entrees, Filo, Fillo, Phyllo is...

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