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Odeum – Artisanal European Cuisine

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It's becoming a yearly tradition to dress up fancy and visit Odeum for my birthday dinner. Serving artisanal Mediterranean cuisine in downtown Morgan Hill, this local favorite offers heated outdoor seating or intimate indoor dining near a colorful magenta wet bar. But the real reason to eat at Odeum is Michelin Star-awarded chef, Salvatore Calisi. His Roman and Greek-inspired dishes take traditional Mediterranean fare and add a soulful twist, like Greek Chicken and Waffles with a kalamata olive-infused gravy. We highly recommend!

Situated in the same corrugated metal building as the Morgan Hill Times and The Running Shop and Hops, among other businesses, Odeum is far enough away from the Monterey Street drag to find a good parking spot on Friday night.

Traditionally, an “Odeum” was a Roman and Greek meeting place for the arts. At Odeum, you will also experience the arts, as the restaurant offers a rotating art exhibit of local artists, as well as live entertainment, and the Chef’s culinary masterpieces.

The restaurant is located in The Granary, a certified LEED Gold building, which was recently converted from a granary formerly used by farmers in agri-business of years past. (odeumrestaurant.com)

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Classic warm hummus and grilled pita bread. We recommend ordering the Quintet to try a taste of Odeum's five artisanal spreads, including Hummus, Tzatziki, Tyrokafteri, Melitzanosalata, and Ricotta. Flavors range from savory, to sweet, to zesty and back again, all in one appetizer.

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Lamb meatballs with tangy gravy

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Our favorite - Chicken and Waffles!

Crispy All-natural Chicken, Grilled Asparagus, Feta, Kalamata Olive Waffles, Black Truffle Pan Sauce, Vermont Maple Syrup

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Cast Iron Baked Ziti - Fried Chicken, Feta, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, Roasted Garlic, Black Pepper, Truffle Infused Bread Crumbs, Kalamata Olives, Basil

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My handsome date

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Looking for more fancy places to each in Morgan Hill? Click here to read about our fine dining experience at Prova, led by the same Michelin star chef who runs Odeum.

Need something to quench your thirst after that flavorful meal? I recommend you visit one of these refreshing beverage joints in Morgan Hill before heading home: Coffee Guys, Running Shop and Hops, EYEfinaTEA. But first, read my blog post about them to make your choice.

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