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FEAST OF FLOWERS – A Greek dinner featuring Chefs Todd Villani and Peter Minaki

A Connection to Greece and a Passion for Fresh, Seasonal Ingredients Unite Two Chefs for a Mediterranean-Style Feast at Terre à Terre on May 19th at 7:30PM.

Todd’s culinary journeys started in Greece when he accepted a cooking post at Sani Resort – a luxury 5-star resort in Northern Greece. The resort is made up of 17 restaurants, four hotels and a marina complex that’s an attraction for Europe’s rich and famous. The resort has a huge private nature reserve that features rare plants, flowers, herbs and other edibles. The 1,000 acres is fringed by pine forests and beautiful beaches. It’s here that the kitchen staff would wander for hours picking ingredients for the evening’s dinner. And the bounty of the sea provided fresh-caught fish each day. Chef Gogo called the cuisine “New Greek” because the dishes featured a lot of fresh ingredients and imaginative ideas based on classic French cooking technique.

With these vivid memories of fresh local ingredients and a diversity of tastes, Todd enters the kitchen with chef and cookbook author Peter Minaki for an evening of good food and, in true Greek style, good stories.

Amuse: Yellow Springs Farm Feta cheese in puff pastry – Chef Todd
1st Course: Black Berkshire braised pork “gyro” – Chef Peter
2nd Course: Blue Moon Acres Farm arugula fennel and orange salad – Chef Todd
3rd Course: Charred baby octopus, smoked eggplant in tomato sauce – Chef Peter
4th Course: Elysian Fields Farm rosemary lamb, oregano roasted potato coins, crispy artichokes with mint yogurt – Chef Todd
Dessert: A Chefs’ Collaboration, Mastiha Crème brulée

Tuesday May 19th at 7:30 pm

The cost of the dinner is $79/person plus tax and gratuity.



Terre à Terre
312 Hackensack Street
Carlstadt, New Jersey 07072
(201) 507-0500

Lunch – Wednesday – Friday from noon – 2:30 p.m.

Dinner Wednesday – Saturday from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Brunch is served on Sunday from 11:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Alcohol: BYOB
(but the food is so good you can enjoy it without the buzz!)

Note: New Jersey Restaurants are permitted to sell NJ wines. It is the Garden State after all and promoting agriculture will prevent more of the state from turning into condo farms. Terre a Terre offers Unionville Wines.

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