Food and Drink

Enjoy delicious food provided by the Garden’s caterer, Meriwether-Godsey, while participating in demonstrations on cooking, mixology, healthy eating, and more.  Lunchtime Lectures include a light lunch.  Garden to Glass Evening Demonstrations include beverage samples and food pairings.

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Class Schedule
December-April 2018

Lunchtime Lectures: Tips from Chef Anne

One-Pan Wonders with Chef Anne | January 24

Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how to make fuss-free suppers that are as delicious as they are easy to clean up.  Anne will show you simple dinner solutions for busy cooks by focusing on a fresh, flavorful sheet pan meal, a Dutch oven classic and a satisfying cast-iron supper.

Savory and Sweet Pies with Chef Anne | March 28

It all begins with the crust! Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala begins by demonstrating how to make an easy food-processor pie dough. Anne will use her neutral pie dough to create savory and sweet traditional 9-inch pies and several varieties of hand pies, including some that can be frozen and reheated for easy meals.


Garden to Glass Demonstrations

Taste of New Orleans | February 8

Some of the most enduring cocktails originated in New Orleans, where some recipes date back to the 1830s.  Get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras while learning to make several historic cocktails from the Big Easy, paired with traditional New Orleans cuisine.

Naturally Botanical: Gin | March 22

Understand the basics of how gin is made by distilling juniper and other botanicals like coriander, citrus peel and more, and sample some of the many different varieties.  Learn to make several different gin-based cocktails, showcasing the versatility of this botanical-forward spirit.

Herb-Infused Cocktails | April 25

Bring your garden to your glass and take your cocktail-making skills to the next level by learning to make delicious craft cocktails using fresh herbs.  Explore the many ways in which herbs can be incorporated into your drinks while sampling herb-infused appetizers.

Tropicals for Winter with David Pippin

David Pippin shows you how to liven up the short, cold days of winter by going “wild and crazy” with branches and foliage from the winter garden and some bright tropicals to add a welcome dash of warmth.

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