Symposia. A Series V! Television News & the Changing Face of Journalism w/KARE 11's Rena Sarigianopoulos and Jana Shortal

Already our FIFTH Symposia. A Series, February 23 at 6pm to 9pm and our theme is TV Journalism. Greet! Meet! Eat! TV Journalists Rena and Jana will present their experiences and perspectives from over a decade of combined work in the profession. Guests will dine on four wine-paired courses of all-new offerings by Anna. RSVP's still available! (website, FaceBook, telephone.) Limit 30. $30/pp.

The Zen of Heart Cutting

It's been a while since I cut 24 or so hearts free hand to make individualized cards for my kids' pals on Valentines' Day. But there I was today, Saturday, cutting with my very good Whiskars, pink hearts to cover the Gioconda Truffles that are being sold at the Wedge and Hampden Coop as well as here at the Gardens for about $5.

After TWENTY Years, We've Hung Our Shingle!!

Just wait until you see it lit up!

The Tyranny of Tyro!

Over 20 years of working in the kitchen at Gardens, only one preparation defies my mastery and that is Tyro. An emulsion of feta with nearly double its volume of oils and peppers that is whirred in a commercial high-capacity food processor for nearly an hour, the "finishedness" of Tyro is understood as much by an audible drop in decibels as by its visual texture which runs the gamut of a thickly running latex to a fluffy mousse.

Gardens' BIG Bottles!

Why do we offer BIG bottles--otherwise known as Bomber Bottles? Because that's HOW they sell in Greece! On a hot day at the beach with a bag of chips...when you don't want to miss a moment of serene sea viewing, this portion of beer becomes a meal. From the Belgium Brewing Co we offer the ever popular Fat Tire and Ranger, a particularly hoppy beer as well as Crispin, squeezed from the Honey Crisp apple developed here at the the U of M Ag School! All three please with the Gyros!

Kolokitho-Trahana: Winter Solace Squash Soup!

cup 4.95 bowl 6.25 with pita

We call it Setting Sun Squash soup--the hit from the third Symposia. A Series! Pureed organic banana squash from the Southeast Food Network thickened with sour trahana imported from Greece. What is trahana? Like cous cous, it's a traditional method of storing winter wheat: a mash made from the flour mixed with yogurt, soured naturally, and forced through a screen and allowed to dry in the sun! Throughout the wet and cloudy winter months it is reconstituted into a porridge-like meal eaten with gusto. Here it adds flavor and texture to the silky blend of roasted squash.

Party Trays and Family-Style Catering

The Gardens is proud to offer the very best ingredients--organic, local, pastured, and wild-caught--as available. We use 100% organic sugar and milk, Schultz free-range eggs, Hope Butter, Zweber Farms pastured beef and chicken, Hill & Vale Lamb, Southeast Food Network pork. Most of our greens are purchased at local Farmers' Markets or delivered to our door by local independent growers. Our honey is supplied by Ames Farms, a local, independent producer.

Boughatsas: Savory & Sweet Family-Style Pastries Cut to Accomodate Your Guests!

Last Call of the Season! Fresh Mission Figs Poached in Greek Port Wine!

$5.50

Fresh figs are coming to the end of their season! We poach them lightly with Wisconsin craisins in