“Pineapple, Crown of the Caribbean”
Wednesday, September 19th – 6 PM
Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, the Executive Chef of Cafe Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences.
The delightfully sweet and tangy Ananas comosus will open a window into the exotic bromeliad family. Learn more about these tropical plants from fluffy and minute to barbed and formidable. Bromeliads have adapted in surprising ways! Chef Pascal promises to amaze guests with the popular piña in uncommon ways.
Hors-d’oeuvres – Chicken Tenderloin Skewered with Caribbean Spices, Salted Cod Beignets with Pineapple Mango Salsa, and Steamed Shrimp Tropical Bruschetta
Dinner – Island Crab Cake with Cayenne Pepper Aioli and Citrus Lettuce Chiffonade, Caribbean Rice and Black Bean Salad, and Roasted Duck with Pineapple Rum Sauce and Baked Garlic Potatoes
Dessert – Mojito Pineapple Tart with Coconut Chantilly
Hors-d’oeuvres are served at 6 pm and a specialty drink is included.
$75 per person
Additional beverages, gratuity and tax not included.
To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests.
Wine Tasting with Pascal
Indian Summer wine including great rose and smooth reds. Charcuterie plate and cheeses.