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
August-December 2018

Garden to Glass Demonstrations

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.

Spices, Nuts and Seeds | October 11

Learn how to incorporate spices, nuts and seeds into your craft cocktails while using some of those off-the-shelf spirits; also learn how to create your own syrups and mixers from these delicious botanicals.

Focus on Whiskey | November 8 OR November 13 (New Session!)

Learn about how great whiskeys are created while enjoying the warm ambience of a cozy evening in historic Bloemendaal House. Sample several varieties and whiskey-based cocktails, paired with delicious fall nibbles.

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.

Seasonal Sauces | October 3

Take your dishes to the next level by learning the core building blocks of flavorful sauces with Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala. Anne shows you how to prepare seasonally inspired dishes incorporating fall’s amazing produce and flavor-boosting, fool-proof sauces.

Holiday Entertaining | November 7

Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala helps you take the fear out of your holiday preparations by showing you how to entertain stylishly without stress. Anne demonstrates easy and delicious Thanksgiving dishes using seasonal ingredients to impress your friends and family.

Culinary Evenings 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.

Bites Around the World: Spain | September 19

Take your taste buds on a trip to Barcelona or Madrid at an end of summer evening tapas party. Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how home chefs can incorporate seasonal ingredients and delicious Spanish flavors into mini dishes.

Bites Around the World: France | October 23

Join Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala as she demonstrates how to translate the mouthwatering culinary delights of French cuisine for the home chef. Learn to delight your friends and family using French techniques to create delicious favorites with fresh, seasonal ingredients.


The Winter/Spring 2019 season of classes will publish on November 28, 2018.

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