The Jazz88 RestauranTour is back with a delightful evening of Greek Food, Music and Community at the Gardens of Salonica in NE Minneapolis on Wednesday, October 26th with seating at 7:00 p.m.
Chef Anna Christoforides will prepare an exquisite 3 course "Santorini Summer" menu featuring Santorini specialties served family style with wine pairings. The brilliant accordionist Patrick Harison will perform.
Proceeds from the event benefit Jazz88 KBEM. Tickets are $45 per person (gratuity not included).
About Gardens of Salonica~
For more than two decades, Gardens of Salonica has provided Northeast Minneapolis with a glimpse into Greece, even on the coldest winter's day. Owner Anna Christoforides dances through the restaurant each day, crafting fresh and traditional dishes to her heart's delight — and that of the diners as well. Like any great restaurant, it starts with the ingredients, then is built up with plenty of attention to detail and the flair of a great artist. There are regulars on the menu, like the psito (a leg of lamb seasoned with garlic and herbs) and mousakas (layers of eggplant and pasture-raised ground beef, topped with a cream sauce), along with a constant array of new creations that represent the state of the art in Greek cuisine.
About Patrick Harison
Born to a goldsmith accordion player and a ballet teacher, Patrick
Harison grew up in an home full of art, music and dance. His father convinced him to pick up the accordion at age 13. Patrick learned how to turn the bulky and boisterous machine into a sensitive instrument by listening to and imitating the masters from every corner of the world. By age fourteen, Patrick's professional career had begun. The heart of his musical education took place on the bandstand, performing Zydeco, Gypsy Jazz, Tango, Blues, Western Swing, French Musette and Klezmer with a long list of skilled musicians. He has had the pleasure of performing with some of the best musicians in the country including Connie Evingson, Coach Said Not To, Doug Kershaw, Sam Miltich, Patty & the Buttons, The Mandragora Tango Orchestra, Mark Kreitzer, Jack Norton and Poncho Chavis.