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!

Calamari Yemista

Stuffed Squid

Calamari Yemista

Wild caught squid stuffed with rice, onions, chopped squid, herbs and seasonings on braised onions in light tomato and wine sauce. Looks like cannelloni tubes, but the flavorings of organic orange peel, cayenne, thyme, and mint make a rich, complex dish--one of the most requested. An easy pairing with our Boutari House red $32/bottle or, if you want the flavors to pop, ask for the Lafkiotis, Agiorgitiko, $40/bottle: smokey, deep, complex with a bright cassis finish that zaps the orange and cayenne in this dish.

Dec & Jan All Natural Capon Gyro!

All-natural Capon Gyro Fri & Sat

Dec & Jan All Natural Capon Gyro!

Like ChickenBacon! A tradition during the Holidays, Capon are usually available mid-December. We've ordered several cases to ensure our month-long supply of All-Natural In-House Gyro for the rest of Dec and all of January!
Indulge in the BEST!

KOUNOUPIDI YACHNI

Braised organic cauliflower with onions & diced tomatoes

KOUNOUPIDI YACHNI

Even MEAT eaters love our Kounoupidi Yachni--a traditional braised dish made with lots of onions, fresh tomatoes and vegetables--here, organic cauliflower and seasonings.
Shared or ordered as a half portion, Kounoupidi is naturally sweet and toothsome and accompanies Spinach Feta Boughatsa or a skewer of meat handily

Enjoy with a brown ale, Roditis white or Lafkioti Agiorgitiko

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.

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!

Veggie Mousakas

The Gardens' Classic & First Premier

Veggie Mousakas

Our vegetarian version of possibly the most famous after gyro Greek dish--layers of roasted eggplant (3) covered with a heavier garlic and wine red sauce (2 layers) sprinkled with chunks of feta cheese (pasteurized) and topped with a creamy béchamel sauce--baked to a golden brown.

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

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!

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.

In-House Capon Gyro Appetizer

ChickenBacon!

In-House Capon Gyro Appetizer

A smaller portion (4oz) of this month's featured In-House gyro with fire-grilled pita quarters, tzatziki and onions

Kota Xilopites Avgolemono

Chicken "Thousand" Pasta Lemon Soup

Kota Xilopites Avgolemono

A variation of our classic, Chicken Angelhair--plump squares of pasta in house-simmered chicken stock thickened with the traditional egg-lemon sauce

Mavromatika me Sescoula: Black-eyed Pea Soup with Chard

Mavromatika me Sescoula: Black-eyed Pea Soup with Chard

(a huge favorite!) black-eyed peas with locally grown organic kale in a tomato coriander base.

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!

At the Gardens

ANNA & FRIENDS TOURS OF GREECE, SEPT 2018

AUG 22: DEPART US AUG 23: ARRIVE ATHENS; DRIVE TO ARGILS, 2 NIGHTS MYCENE, EPIDAVRUS, NAFPLIO AUG 25: RETURN ATHENS, 2 NIGHTS WALKING TOUR PLAKA/MONASTIRAKI ACROPOLIS...

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ANNA & FRIENDS JUNE TOUR 2018

~JUNE 11-JUNE 26 JUNE 11: DEPART US JUNE 12: ARRIVE ATHENS, 3 nights EVENING WALKING TOUR ACROPOLIS & ACROPOLIS MUSEUM PLAKA/MONASTIRAKI SHOPPING...

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Anna & Friends Tours of Greece 2018!

Christmas, Graduation, Retirement, Birthday--we've celebrated them all with a trip to Greece! Plan your perfect trip with Anna, RSVP to annael5775@gmail.com

Tour dates: June 11-26; Aug 22-...

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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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Santa Tom & Christmas Carol Return to GoS!

TWO days only!

Wed, Dec 6 & Thur, Dec 21

Reservations NOT required! Strongly suggested! Photos by Anna!

Sixth Annual KBEM FUNraiser!

The Jazz88 RestauranTour is back with a delightful evening of Food, Music and Community at the Gardens of Salonica in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Join Chef Anna...

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

A “Traditional Food”, according to the European Parliament means that a food’s ingredients, composition, production or processing can be shown to be transmitted through generations. A food is...

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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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