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
April-September 2018

Garden to Glass Demonstrations

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.

Summer Cocktails for a Crowd | June 21

Learn to make tasty and refreshing summery craft cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests and are easy to produce for a crowd.   Pick up ideas and tips for summer entertaining, from backyard barbeques to evenings under the stars.

Japanese Cocktails | July 19

Taking inspiration from the Origami in the Garden exhibit, this class explores the art of the Japanese cocktail.  Learn how to create some of these exotic cocktails while enjoying food pairings inspired by the “Land of the Rising Sun.”

More Botanical-Based Cocktails | August 16

Bring your garden to your glass as you learn how to create new quick, easy and delightful summer cocktails using ingredients common to your backyard flower or herb garden.

Sun-Kissed Italian Cocktails | September 13

Take your taste buds on a tour of Italy as you learn to create delicious and refreshing Italian cocktails using fresh late summer ingredients. Sample cocktails from different regions paired with Italy’s culinary delights.


Lunchtime Lectures: Tips from Chef Anne

Lightened Up Favorites | July 25

Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how to reimagine your favorite indulgent dishes to make them healthier, but still satisfying.  She’ll show you that healthy can still be delicious and flavorful and even how to create fake-out takeout.

Brunch | August 15

Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala shows you how to create a delicious make-ahead brunch for a crowd.   She’ll give you a step-by-step procedure for planning ahead, keeping you from being stuck in the kitchen instead of enjoying your company.


Culinary Evening with Chef Anne

Japanese At-Home Favorites | August 28

Inspired by this summer’s Origami in the Garden exhibit, Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how to translate some of your favorite Japanese dishes for the home cook.  She’ll cover some of the delicious flavor profiles found in noodle dishes, sushi, hibachi and more.

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