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Good morning everyone! Week of 02-19-2024

Exciting new changes at the Taverna beginning this week!

First big news is that I would like to announce that we are focusing on lunch only.

So, sorry – but we will no longer be serving dinners. However, we are planning to make take home dinners a reality using the finest ingredients and creations by our newest Executive Chef.

Our new hours are: 11 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday.

Our focus will be to provide authentic, creative, custom lunches by sourcing the freshest ingredients possible. We will be bringing back old favorites as soon as possible – such as Pastisio, Moussaka, Greek lemon soup, spanakopita (spinach pie) and arnicopita (Lamb hand pie)., and of course gyros will be available for lunch . Our food is made using only freshly sourced ingredients – We never make food in advance or freeze anything for use later. We do NOT BUY Greek specialty dishes – we handcraft all our own using recipes from my family and their villages. Items will be available only if ingredients are available. Many ingredients are seasonal and not available every week to us.

We have limited seating to provide adequate attention to our patrons.

As usual, and whenever possible, you will be able to visit with one of our chefs and discuss your options and dietary profiles with you individually. With this in mind, we prefer RESERVATION ONLY. Tables go VERY QUICKLY so if you are planning to experience our food, please reserve early. We apologize for any inconvenience. A new menu will be posted soon. in the meantime, call 352-564-0078 to arrange for reservation.

Please remember in these unusual times, many ingredients are unavailable due to industry slowdowns and logistics. Stay well everyone.

We have incorporated a gift shop into the restaurant front room, which includes some handmade craft items in addition to wellness products and cooking supplies that we thought you might enjoy for yourself or for a special gift.

We are also planning classes on the weekends. Classes will include art/painting/crafting as well as cooking classes teaching everything from the basics of kitchen prep and sanitation to making bread. Classes for young adult children ages 10-14 will be offered this summer. to keep abreast I suggest using Facebook Taverna Manos page. (yes, I know, I feel the same, but it’s the only way to communicate to large groups easily 🙂 Ya’sas – see you soon. Be well my friends. – Des