Why Symposia?

Why does the Gardens sponsor monthly a four-course, family-style, chef-driven, wine-paired dinner with a GuestPresenter?
Call it, Kitchen Lab. Call it, forced creativity. Call it, a stressy mind-bender that makes the kitchen staff think and solve in new ways, aerates our sluggished brains, and provides new dishes for the Gardens that, over the past three years, have become Gardens' faves.


SouthEast Food Network all-natural rooster and hen, dry-rubbed with in-house spices, vertically stacked and roasted, sliced to order and served on an open pita with a pile of Greek fries and a side of Tzatziki. Rooster splendor!


Book a PRiVATe Tasting! The BEST way to HUMP your week! Casual wine tasting and pairing exploring varietals of the world's oldest viniculture! Apps included. Min 6, Max 20. Stay for dinner and receive 25% off ANY bottle of wine!

Our Most Anticipated Entree: All-Natural, In-House, Lamb Gyro

As unbelievable as it sounds, all-natural lamb shoulder, dry-rubbed, stacked on the vertical rotisserie, sliced to order and served with a pile of those great GREEK fries and Tzatziki. Unbeatable in the Twin Cities.

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: $12!

Our current wine flight? We call it, The Rosie Red: Kleoni dry rose', Tetramythos organic grapes Black of Kalavryta, Boutari Elios full bodied crafted for the U.S.

KokkoraKota Gyros: Rooster & Hen All-Natural Gyros


we are crowing about this: a tasty coupling of all-natural Southeast Food Network rooster and Schultz organic chicken rubbed with Garden's spices, stacked on a vertical skewer and sliced per order, piled on an open-faced, grilled pita, tzatziki and a pile of Greek fries. A Surly's Bender, a spicy Nemea, medium bodied red, or a refreshing Apellia Rose pique the mouthfeel for your cock-a-doodle-doo!

Yipee, ZAGAT!

The 2014 findings for the 32 year old restaurant pollster, Zagat, are in and the Gardens jumped improved in all categories! Thank you!

Oenodea Rouge, Lazaridi

European newest "econoline" blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Agiorgitiko & Syrah that took the Gold Mundus Vini of the Great International Weinpreis at a GREAT price, $36/bottle, $9/glass!
With dark florals and full body, this wine takes Orzo Arni, Psito, and the Mousakas by hand and walks them down an entirely new and brighter lane.

Where Anna Will be Seen Outside the Gardens!

1) At Byerl's, Thursday, June 26 @ 6, at Byerly's, June 26 @ 6pm: Kolokithopita Strifti (Twisted Zucchini Pie Macedonian style), Saganaki Cheese, fried or grilled, Fasolakia Yachni (Vegetarian Green Bean Braise)

2) At Toast & Taste in the Gardens, MN Arboretum's 7th 100% fundraiser extravaganza: Wednesday, July 16 @ 6/7pm depending on tickets purchased.

3) At MN Arboretum Grilling in the Gardens series, Flatbreads on the Grill, Sat, Aug 9 @ 11am.

Talk of the Town Award

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Congratulations are in order!
Gardens of Salonica New Greek Caf? & Deli has been rated among the best in the region
and has received the 2013 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award

Award Recipient: Gardens of Salonica New Greek Caf? & Deli

Star Rating: 5

City: Minneapolis State: MN

Category: Restaurants

Presented by: Celebration Media and Talk of the Town News