GARDEN FUSIONS: Dia de Los Muertos
Wednesday, October 17th – 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.
Honor departed friends and family by celebrating Dia de Los Muertos with food, flowers, and fire. Explore the connections between traditional flowers and food used in creating ofrendas to guide the spirits home during this beautifully reverent and lively traditional Mexican holiday.
Guests are encouraged to participate in building the ofrenda. Bring a copy of a photo or a trinket to honor your loved ones or come wearing festive clothing and face paint.
$75 per person
Additional beverages, gratuity and tax not included.
To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests.
TRADITIONS by PASCAL
Chef Pascal Olhats is one the best-known chefs in Orange County. His influence runs deep, as he’s worked with or inspired many great chefs in Southern California. In this episode we talk about how making people happy is a driving force in his success; Pascal’s relationship with legendary French Chef Paul Bocuse; and how sometimes all you need is a really good tomato.
It was an extra special episode for Jeff because Pascal was the subject of Jeff’s first dive into filmmaking. The movie, “La Tradition” was featured in the Newport Beach Film Festival and can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/latradition