Additional Entrees

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.

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!

HEEIRNO me DAMASKINA

TC Farms Pork Shoulder braised in Petimezi

HEEIRNO me DAMASKINA

Premiered at Symposia. A Series III, the dish inspired by the restaurant Mavrikos on Lindos, Rhodes, braised pork shoulder with plums and roasted fennel seed in Mavrodaphne, the port-like wine from Patras, Greece and petimezi a traditional grape molasses. A sprinkling of natural sesame seeds and scallions brighten the richness of this mahogany sauce served atop a bed of cumin-scented Jasmine rice. This rich dish pairs nicely with the Syrah deep blend of Oenodia, Lazaridi's Grand Gold Awarded red with tannins tucking neatly into the plum richness of this dish. Or, for a for an all around good value, Elios Red from Boutari or try Kleoni semi-sweet red!

KOTSI ARNI me MANITARIA

Lamb Shanks and Portobellos on Spaghettini

KOTSI ARNI 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!

Today's Seasonal Starters, Soups & Desserts

MANITIS tis CRITIS

Mushroom Saganaki Fire Finished, Cretan style

MANITIS tis CRITIS

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: Minnesota Hen of the Woods oven braised with EVO oil, white wine, lemon, fresh thyme and fire finished w/feta.
Try them with the Greek aperitif of choice, Kourtaki retsina or a minerally white, Assyrtiko, or Roditis. Wow!

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

HEERINOS me TRACHANA AVGOLEMONO

Pork & Trachana Lemon Soup

HEERINOS me TRACHANA AVGOLEMONO

Pork Bone broth thickened with trachana (a mini traditional pasta made w/yogurt) and avgolemono (egg lemon soup) cabbage, radishes, beets and shredded pork.

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!

Fava

Golden Split Pea

Fava

The soup that we didn't know was Greek until we found it in the definitive cookbook! Yummy and as simple as can be.

One Saturday as newly opened, we arrived early in the morning only to realize that the "house-simmered stock" had not been prepared. Devastated we wracked our heads and came up with "Fava Style Soup". Only because Fava is prepared with golden split peas and we grew up eating Split Pea Soup we made the jump. Two months later we found it in our favorite cookbook: the chef grew up eating it in Greece. We still get more calls for the availability of that soup than any other. It's Anna's favorite winter breakfast.

HALOUMI STIS SXARES

Grilled Haloumi Cheese w/Petmezi Reduction Sauce

HALOUMI STIS SXARES

Traditional, fresh-cheese of Cyprus fire-grilled and drizzled with GoS Petimezi & Sherry vinegar reduction sauce. GF!

At the Gardens

ANNA & FRIENDS TOURS OF GREECE Aug 26-Sep 11, 2019

Extend your summer with Anna & Friends Trip to Greece! Aug 26-Sep 11, 2019 Tour details and costs presented; sign up and payment details provided by KAREN Listgarten and Robert Hermann of...

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ANNA & FRIENDS TOURS OF GREECE MAY 9-25 2019

Athens, Delphi, Lefkada, Corfu, Crete. Santorini! The BEST of the BEST! 3 Seas; 4 islands Next meeting Jan 5, 2019 @ 3pm GoS. RSVP, please! 14 traveler limit!

LAURA'S FOREVER YOUNG BDAY BASH!

GoS does Birthday Bashes BEST!

PRIVATE EVENTS @ GoS: RESERVE YOUR CELEBRATION!

Groom's dinner w/roast lamb!

GoS KEFI BAR! 4-6 TU-SAT; 8-10 FRI/SAT

"KEFI" we define as an "unsupressible sense of well-being" every night and twice weekends--with deeply discounted pricing: $6 off ANY bottle of wine; $2 off every glass of wine and small plates!...

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10 YEARS AT THE ARB OR MORE?

We can't even remember (nor can they) how long we have been showcasing GoS at the Taste & Toast @ the MN Arb--but we were there from the beginning! This year's event was threatened by rain...

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The KEFI BAR is OPEN!

Sippin' SEVEN!

7 1oz pours paired with 7 small plates shared with your Bestie or your Beloved! Limit 30! Seats are filling! Reserve to GoS: 612.378.8810 reference Sippin' Seven!

Guest Speakers & Wine...

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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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