ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN - GOURMET IN MAY Celebrate all things edible during Gourmet in May, a month-long smorgasbord of demonstrations, activities, classes and festivities in the Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen.
BigNews.Biz - Apr 28,2012 - ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN - GOURMET IN MAY
Celebrate all things edible during Gourmet in May, a month-long smorgasbord of demonstrations, activities, classes and festivities in the Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen.
“The farm-to-table concept of preparing healthy meals from locally grown ingredients has gained tremendous momentum,” says Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden’s executive director. “What better
place to demonstrate that concept than right here, where chefs and instructors can harvest fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs just feet away from the cooktop?”
This season’s offerings include:
•Well-Seasoned Chef Series
Well-Seasoned Chef Series
First, Second OR Third Tuesdays, May - October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join Atlanta’s finest farm-to-table chefs for an intimate culinary experience in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen. Learn from the best as these astonishing chefs prepare a four-part tasting menu with food freshly-harvested from the Edible Garden. Recipes and wine pairings are tailored to bring out the quality and flavors of locally grown produce. Register early – space is limited!
This year the series is expanded for more opportunities to participate. The line-up of chefs is divided into two groups. Registrants may choose to sign up for sessions individually or for an entire series of six sessions.
Fee per session: $115
Fee per series: $650
Register: Phone registration only at 404.876.5859 ext. 2559.
•Fresh Plates Series
Fresh Plates Series
Third Wednesdays OR Fourth Tuesdays, May - October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Chefs from Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurants provide the rare opportunity to learn how they create their signature dishes. Enjoy a fun evening in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen dining, sipping, and chatting as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu of dishes you know and love!
Fee per session: $54 (Members $49)
Fee per series: $199 (Members $179)
Register: Phone registration only at 404.876.5859 ext. 2558. Registration opens on April 16.
•Weekend Garden Chef Demos
Garden Chef Demos
Saturdays & Sundays
May - October
noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Each weekend in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, the Garden Chef showcases fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs in simple and mouthwatering
•Cocktails in the Garden
Cocktails in the Garden
May - September
6 - 10 p.m.
Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city! Groove to a live DJ and watch for surprise cultural performances throughout the season. Complete the evening with dinner at MetroFresh in the Garden.
The Science Café returns every third Thursday for a series bringing science to the public with fun, lively events.
Meet some of the artists featured in the Art Gallery Exhibition during the first Cocktails in the Garden on May 3.
In addition to full cash bars, monthly themes pair a specialty cocktail with a plant or garden feature:
MAY Azaleas and Aviations
JUNE Hydrangeas and Honeybees
JULY Crape myrtles and Coladas
AUG Tomatoes and 'Tinis
SEPT Orchids and Old Fashioneds
Guests $18.95 plus one free-drink coupon | Members free
Cash bar | Guest passes accepted
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