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Special Event Information

Yia-sas!
Welcome to Evvia Estiatorio, a Restaurant that prepares the finest Hellenic cuisine, this is one of
the many wonderful gifts that the ancient Greeks contributed to the modern world.

The origin of this cuisine, (so mythology tells us), began when Zeus planned his wedding banquet
to celebrate his marriage to the Goddess Hera, on the island of Evvia. Zeus commanded that
Dionysos, the God of food and wine gather the world’s freshest, healthiest, and most savory
ingredients and to prepare a banquet truly “fit for the gods.” Zeus loved this food so much that
he decided to share it with his beloved Greek mortals giving birth to this new cuisine.

At Evvia Estiatorio, we prepare this Aegean cuisine in the style of innovative California faire. So
please, come and join us for a truly memorable experience.

Special Events in the Dining Room:


For parties of 12 or more, a prix fix menu will be submitted for selections in advance. For
any parties 20 or more people, please make your selections from the Family
Style Menus 1 or 2. For parties of 20 or less people, you may select menu 1, 2 or
3. Prices do not include beverage, tax or service charge.

Capacities:
Our Restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 120 people. There are no private dining
rooms, but several unique seating arrangements can be configured to accommodate
parties of all sizes.

Deposits:
We ask for a 50% deposit for estimated costs of your function, to guarantee your
reservation. All deposits are non-refundable if cancellation occurs within 7 days prior to
your scheduled event.

Parking:
For your convenience, we offer curbside valet parking at $4.50 per car for lunch & $6.00
for dinner. For buyouts there is an additional charge for valet services in addition to the
price quoted for your event.

Wines:
Evvia has researched some of the finest vineyards in the world. We have a wide variety of
wines to choose from in all price ranges. We also have reserve list available upon request.
Some of our wines are highly allocated and will not always be available. Please inquire
with our wine buyer Lyle Coffield, if you do not see something that you would like to offer
at your event. We will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

Decorating and Special Services:


You may make arrangements with the management ahead of time to drop things off or have
celebratory cakes delivered. Entertainment is only allowed at buyout events and is separate from
the price you are quoted.
Lunch Menu 1

Starters – Family Style


(Please select two of the following in advance)
Fried Smelts – with garlic & potato skordalia
Crispy Zucchini Cakes - with cucumber & mint yogurt
Grilled Lamb Meatballs - with tomato & green olive compote
Spanakopita - phyllo stuffed with braised greens, feta cheese & herbs
Pikilia - Greek spreads of melitzanosalata, tzatziki, & taramosalata served with dolmathes
Flatbread - caramelized onions, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, myzithra cheese & Greek basil

Salad – Family Style


(Please select one of the following in advance)
Classic Greek Salad - tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, green peppers, feta & olives
Romaine Salad - chopped romaine & radicchio with creamy feta dressing & Kalamata olive
tapenade

Entrées – Family Style


(Please select two of the following in advance)
Lamb Chops - rib-cut, mesquite-grilled lamb chops
Chicken Kabob - chicken, pearl onion & sweet pepper
Salmon - grilled natural king salmon with lemon potato puree & tomato ouzo sauce
Ravioli - erbette ravioli with fire roasted red peppers, artichokes & Kalamata olives
Moussaka - baked casserole of eggplant, lamb ragout, potatoes & yogurt béchamel
Beef Souvlaki - beef filet, sweet peppers, mushrooms & onions
*Psari - please inquire our fish specials change regularly

Sides
(Please select two of the following)
Olive Oil Roasted Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Potato Fennel Puree
Wild Rice Pilafi

Dessert
(Please select one of the following in advance)
Koulourakia - a selection of traditional Greek cookies
Sokolatina - warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream & dark chocolate sauce
Baklava - traditional baklava drizzled with honey syrup served with vanilla ice cream
Galaktoboureko - traditional phyllo wrapped vanilla bean semolina custard with pistachio ice
cream
Rizogalo - Arborio rice pudding with poached dried fruits

$32.00 per person


Lunch Menu 2
Starters – Family Style
(Please select three of the following in advance)
Fried Smelts – with garlic & potato skordalia
Crispy Zucchini Cakes - with cucumber & mint yogurt
Grilled Lamb Meatballs - with tomato & green olive compote
Spanakopita- phyllo stuffed with braised greens, feta cheese & herbs
Flatbread - caramelized onions, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, myzithra cheese & Greek basil
Greek Spreads - roasted eggplant salad, yogurt cucumber dip & cod roe puree; served with
grilled pita & grape leaves

Salad – Family Style


(Please select one of the following in advance)
Classic Greek Salad - tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, green peppers, feta & olives
Romaine Salad - chopped romaine & radicchio with creamy feta dressing & Kalamata olive
tapenade

Entrées – Family Style


(Please select three of the following in advance)
Lamb Chops - rib-cut, mesquite-grilled lamb chops
Chicken Kabob - chicken, pearl onion & sweet pepper
Salmon - grilled natural king salmon with lemon potato puree & tomato ouzo sauce
Moussaka - baked casserole of eggplant, lamb ragout, potatoes & yogurt béchamel
Ravioli - erbette ravioli with fire roasted red peppers, artichokes & Kalamata olives
Beef Souvlaki - beef filet, sweet peppers, mushrooms & onions
*Psari - please inquire our fish specials change regularly

Sides
(Please select two of the following)
Olive Oil Roasted Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Potato Fennel Puree
Wild Rice Pilafi

Dessert
(Please select one of the following in advance)
Koulourakia - a selection of traditional Greek cookies
Sokolatina - warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream & dark chocolate sauce
Baklava - traditional baklava drizzled with honey syrup served with vanilla ice cream
Galaktoboureko - traditional phyllo wrapped vanilla bean semolina custard with pistachio ice
cream
Rizogalo - Arborio rice pudding with poached dried fruits

$37.00 per person

Lunch Menu 3
(This menu is available for up to 20 people)

Starters – Family Style


(Please select three of the following in advance)
Fried Smelts – with garlic & potato skordalia
Crispy Zucchini Cakes - with cucumber & mint yogurt
Grilled Lamb Meatballs - with tomato & green olive compote
Spanakopita - phyllo stuffed with braised greens, feta cheese & herbs
Flatbread - caramelized onions, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, myzithra cheese & Greek basil
Greek Spreads - roasted eggplant salad, yogurt cucumber dip & cod roe puree; served with
grilled pita & grape leaves

Salad – Plated
(Please select one of the following in advance)
Classic Greek Salad - tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, green peppers, feta & olives
Romaine Salad - chopped romaine & radicchio with creamy feta dressing & Kalamata olive
tapenade

Entrées – Plated
(Please select four of the following for your guests to choose from upon arrival)
Lamb Chops - rib-cut, mesquite-grilled lamb chops with olive oil roasted potatoes
Salmon - grilled natural king salmon with lemon potato puree & tomato ouzo sauce
Chicken Kabob - chicken, pearl onion and sweet pepper with tatziki, arugula & grilled tomato
Ravioli - erbette ravioli with fire roasted red peppers, artichokes & Kalamata olives
Moussaka - baked casserole of eggplant, lamb ragout, potatoes & yogurt béchamel
Albacore Pita - albacore tuna, red bell pepper, caramelized onions, wrapped with house made
pita
Beef Souvlaki - beef filet, sweet peppers, mushrooms & onions with orzo, vegetable pilafi

Dessert
(Please select two of the following for your guests to choose from upon arrival)
Koulourakia - a selection of traditional Greek cookies
Sokolatina - warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream & dark chocolate sauce
Baklava - traditional baklava drizzled with honey syrup served with vanilla ice cream
Galaktoboureko - traditional phyllo wrapped vanilla bean semolina custard with pistachio ice
cream
Rizogalo - Arborio rice pudding with poached dried fruits

$40.00 per person

Directions to Evvia Estiatorio


420 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

From Hwy 101

Exit at University Avenue and head west for 3.3 Miles


At Emerson Street, Turn right
Evvia is 1/2 block north of University Avenue, on the left side

From 280 - Sand Hill Road

Exit Sand Hill Road and head east for three miles
Turn right at Arboretum Road (this road intersects Stanford Shopping Center)
Head .75 Miles on Arboretum and Turn left on Palm Drive
(Palm turns into University Ave.)
Travel four blocks on University and turn left on Emerson
Evvia is 1/2 block north of University Avenue, on the left side
Valet parking is available. Additional parking is available at the two public lots located on
Emerson Street.
Evening parking is available at City lot Q, which is located on High Street, 1 block west of
Evvia.

From 280 - Page Mill Road

Exit Page Mill Road and head east for 2.5 Miles
Turn Left at El Camino Real and head North for 2 miles
Turn right onto University Avenue and continue under the overpass
Turn Left onto Emerson Street
Evvia is 1/2 block north of University Avenue, on the left side

FACT SHEET

LOCATION Downtown Palo Alto

420 Emerson Street


Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone (650) 326-0983
Fax (650) 326-9552

STYLE Contemporary Hellenic Cuisine

PROPRIETORS George & Judy Marcus, Dr. Kenny & Angie


Frangadakis

EXECUTIVE CHEF Mario Ortega

CHEFS Stavros Pappas & Rito Castañeda

GENERAL MANAGER Panos Gogonas

MANAGERS Meredith Smith & Lyle Coffield

SERVICE Lunch 11:30am-2:00pm Monday - Friday


Dinner 5:30pm-10:00pm Monday - Thursday
5:00pm-11:00pm Friday - Saturday
5:00pm-9:00pm Sunday
Reservations recommended

CAPACITY 120 seats including our unique 20 seat family table

PARKING Valet Parking is available for lunch and dinner.

GENERAL Full bar service. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard,


American Express, Discover & Diner’s Club

ATTENDANCE CONFIRMATION& DEPOSIT AUTHORIZATION

I ____________________________________ authorize EVVIA Estiatorio to charge my Credit


Card for an attendance guarantee for my event on the date of __________________________
at ___________am/pm for _______persons. Deposits are held for all large parties and will
only be charged to the card in the event of a NO SHOW. To figure the amount of your
deposit it is $20.00 per person for lunch events and $40.00 per person for dinner events.
CREDIT CARD NUMBERS MUST BE SUBMITTED AS IT IS PART OF THE CONTRACT.

This is a confirmation of the number of guests you expect for your party. If you do not
call ahead to change the number of guests within 72 hours of your event you will be
charged for the amount of guests you committed to. If there are any unforeseen events
that affect the attendance of your party it is left to the manager’s discretion at the time
of your event. The price you will be charged for persons not attending is the same as the
menu price per person for your event.

Credit Card _____________________________________Expiration Date_____________________

Deposit amount______________________

DEPOSITS WILL BE POSTED FOR EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN JUNE AND


DECEMBER, AS WELL AS ALL BUYOUTS.
We gladly accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diner’s & Discover

Signature and Date Received by

Telephone Number Date


Terms of Special Events
Contract
1. Deposits: Deposits are held for all large parties and are only
charged to your card in the event of a NO SHOW or cancellation
within the 72 hour cut off time. This excludes parties taking place
in June & December and all buyouts. The attendance guarantee
must be completed and faxed in to secure your event. A negotiated
deposit is required for all buyouts and is non refundable if
cancellation takes place within 30 days of your event.
.
2. Guaranty minimum: The number of guests attending the
event must be guaranteed no later than
3 days in advance of the function. This final guest count will be
the number that you will be charged for at the time of the event
regardless of attendance. Notices of significant decrease in the
number of party due to unforeseeable circumstances will be
handled at management’s discretion. Increases in your final count
are subject to all applicable charges.
3. Cancellation: If you need to cancel a large party there is a 72
hour cut off time. If you cancel the whole event within the 72 hours
we reserve the right to charge your card for the amount figured on
the attendance guarantee which is $20.00pp for lunch events and
$40.00pp for dinner events. There is a thirty (30) day cancellation
policy on events taking place December 1 through December 31 &
for all buyouts occurring on any date.
4. Gratuity: EVVIA ESTIATORIO will apply the customary gratuity
of 20% to all food and beverage charges. Applicable sales tax is
added to the cost of the function.
5. Wines: Our list includes a wide variety of wines from different
regions and priced at various levels. If you need any help in
selecting wines for you event we will be happy to fax or email you a
copy of our wine list or schedule a tasting. Please be advised that
many of our reserve wines may be subject to limited allocation. We
charge a $20.00 corkage fee per 750ml. We will comp one corkage
per bottle purchased from our list. There is a 5 bottle limit for wine
brought in.
_________________________ __________________________
Signature and Date Received By