Kleftiko: Lamb Baked in Parchment with Vegetables & Feta

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!

Anna's Tours: June & Sept 2017!

Travel Greece the way it should be traveled: the best food and wine, Antiquity sites and seashore, fortresses and monasteries, villages and sparkling cities. Please email your intention to attend the meeting to entree@gardensofsalonica.com! For Tour Info please contact Anna at: entree@gardensofsalonica.com.

John & Sara Share their Birthdays For Fifth Time @ Gardens!

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?

We're TWENTY-ONE & Celebrating! Join us!

For all of January, our 21is Anniversary month, order a bottle of extra dry Korbel at $21 per bottle!

GARDENS' GIFT CERTIFICATES NEVER EXPIRE!

AVAILABLE IN ANY DENOMINATION & QUANTITY!!!

Favorite Fly-In South of the North Pole!

You never know who's going to stop by at the Gardens! Today, a nearly full house was treated to Santa and Christmas Carol's lunch stop. The lively chatter dropped to a whisper when Santa was spied, and true to his generous nature, stopped at each table and greeted our customers. Santa seemed to be on a running theme from suit to menu: red, red, red...beets, roasted red bell peppers topped off with a Baklava sundae.

Holiday Edition of Symposia. A Series!

It's all arrived: the pomegranates, the quince (weren't even available last week) the "mystery" vegetable, the racks, rosemary, marjoram, chestnuts, Balsamic...we're stirring up pots and pots of new food and it's electric in the kitchen. Yes, we are singing! We've shopped and shopped and paired and written up new recipes! What are we using for tonight's meal?

Symposia. A Series, XI. A Food Tour of Northern Greece: Wed, Oct 26 with ZORAN!

Tomorrow! The Food Tour of Northern Greece is designed as a nod to the kindred cuisine of our northern neighbors, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey. As in all Symposia. A Series, the expanded menu allows guests of all dietary persuasion to partake in extended, leisurely dining. So, for instance, while tomorrow evening's feature is roast pig, pickled cabbage Sarmades with 100% grass fed beef, will be served as well.

Third Ward NeighborhoodFEST!

The fourth such Fest celebrating the Minneapolis River Front on Nicollet Island was the biggest success of all! Free food, music, parking and networking for all!
The Gardens was there, as from the first, Anna and Rena handed out platters and platters of locally produced (Ames Farm, Garden Farme) seasonal dishes: Milopita (Cortland Apples & Craisins in Fillo) and Kolokithopita (Savory Red Hopi Squash in Fillo) as well as our 20 year old standard, Skordalia on Pita Crisps with a garnish of chopped Calamata olives. Don't miss next years!