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
Even though the slush was piled at the door, our Leap Year Symposia. A Series, XIV was a night to be remembered: great food, company, wine & art---the components of a great event! With Jim Denomie's provocative, stylized canvases showing overhead, platters of scallops, mushrooms, beetroot soup, rabbit, turkey and hand-rolled black walnut baklava were passed below. Don't miss the next one, March 26 with Steve the international baker!
The snow has barely stopped and slush piles are making life difficult for pedestrians in NordEast, but we're stirring up pots and pans of new dishes for tonight's Symposia. A Series. Already the hand-rolled black walnut baklava is cooling on the racks and the Rabbit Stifado is thickening in the brasier; golden beets and fennel root are simmering in sherry that will become the base of the second course soup. The guest list is increasing and today we have had more fun than stress in a long time. I guess we're growing into this whole concept!
Originally intended and designed for additional seating and subsequently admired but ignored for dining, we were delighted Friday when these three Muses requested to be served on the rocks! Bravo sas!
For our 21st Valentines' Day we brought back the pan-seared, duck breast, braised in white wine, pomegranate & rosemary and the fresh Atlantic Salmon and Alaskan Halibut fire roasted with green & black olives, capers & caper tips from the island of Santorini! Served on a bed of cumin-scented, sautéed rice, we paired the duck with Amethystos Rose and the fish combo with Kleoni rose.
A simple solution to the increasing incidence of gluten-free diets that our customers are requesting!
Give the treat of your heart to your heart this Valentine Weekend! And along with that slip in a few truffles to be shared with a cognac, a chewy red, or an extra black brew! Take a moment and breath the dusky aromatherapy of a tastily crafted chocolate. Ready for you gift priced at $6 for four!
We couldn't resist sharing this: Kleftiko ready to be tied up in parchment. The all-natural lamb shoulder has been seared, semi-braised in wine, and here awaits its en papillote finish...find the accompanying vegetables: eggplant, okra, fava bean, sun choke, red bell, feta, thyme, marjoram, rosemary...it's all there. And with the magic of cooking, the sum total exceeds its parts!
With Guest Presenter, Bonnie Fournier, Girl Photographer of the Smooch Project: the effort to gather 10,000 images from around the world to support the cultivation of Peace, Kindness, Generosity, Compassion, Forgiveness and Joy within Human Hearts throughout the world. Fournier will start off the pre-Valentine Season describing her challenges & successes, favorite anecdotes and images of the project thus far. Anna will cook up a four-course, wine-paired, family-style dinner of new recipes and our guests will experience civilized and inspired dining as it was meant to be!
It was a golden celebration in more than one sense: with sun pouring in the front windows, John & Sara joined by Calder continued their five year tradition of celebrating their same day birthdays. What did they eat?