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GARDEN TO GLASS:
Tropical Staycation at Lewis Ginter

Join local Mixologist Beth Dixon, proprietor of Salt and Acid Beverage Consulting for a taste of the tropics in Virginia. Beth perfected her tropical cocktail skills as the Bar Manager at Perch, Mike Ledesma’s now shuttered Pacific Rim inspired restaurant. Learn how to create your own Hawaiian-inspired drinks with Beth as she demonstrates how to make her craft fruit, herb and spice-infused versions of a Jungle Bird, Mai Tai and Painkiller. During the demo, sip samples of each cocktail as you enjoy expertly paired small plates. Fee includes demonstration, cocktail samples and food pairings.

Enjoy this class as a warm up for the March 21 webinar Plants, Cuisine and Culture: Hawaiian Cuisine with Chef Sheldon Simeon.

Note: If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please register more than one week before the program date.  Menus are set 1 week in advance and additional restrictions cannot be accommodated after that time.  

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

Participants 21 and older only.

All programs are subject to change.

Register Member $72

Register Non-Member $86

Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Details

Beth Dixon Winter Citrus and Herb CocktailsAbout the Instructor

Beth Dixon has been in the restaurant industry since 2001. Her bar career began behind the stick at Can Can in Richmond’s historic Carytown. In her almost seven years at Can Can she honed her skills as a professional bartender. She credits a lot of her success to the things she learned from service manager Joao Neri & sommelier Bob Talcott in her tenure at the French brasserie.

She was on the opening team of the much beloved, now shuttered, Pasture. Michele Jones, owner and front of house manager, hired her on the word of former co-workers on their opening night. Working behind the bar at Pasture for almost seven years, she fine-tuned her style with Southern flair and hospitality and eventually became the bar manager. The teamwork that Jones and her partner Jason Alley encouraged between the kitchen and the front of house teams allowed Beth the freedom to make her own mixers and work with kitchen staff to do an incredibly low waste bar program.

Known for her shrubs and high acid cocktails Beth was put to the challenge in her role as Bar Manager at Perch, Mike Ledesma’s Pacific Rim inspired restaurant. This opened up a new creative window where the focus was on Polynesian style cocktails with tropical fruits and spices.

Beth is the sole proprietor of Salt and Acid, where she focuses on cocktail menu consulting, bar staff training and private events. She currently serves as President for the Richmond, VA chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and occasionally tends bar at L’Opossum in Richmond, Virginia.