Thursday, January 8, 2015

Warm up in Phoenix with The Seasonal Dinner Series

The Seasonal Table is a new series at the Desert Botanical Garden featuring a four-course dinner of fresh, locally sourced seasonal cuisine with wine pairings.  Each dinner will be held in a special Garden location chosen for its beauty.  Upon arrival to the dinner venue, guests will enjoy a welcome drink and hors d’oeuvres. While seated at extended harvest tables, guests will experience a four-course dinner that will incorporate the freshest, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients.

These dinners will be enjoyed in the elegant ambience of the various Garden venues. Learn the story behind your meal from Matthew Taylor, Executive Chef at the Garden’s own Gertrude’s, and how your wine compliments each course from knowledgeable winery representatives. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015: Wine & Dine
Enjoy a dining experience celebrating the wide and varied culinary uses of wine!  Upon arrival to the Boppart Courtyard, guests will be welcomed with a specialty cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Each of the four courses will have wine as a special ingredient and will also be carefully paired with the featured wine of the evening. Enjoy the evening’s courses paired with the soulful styling of local jazz favorite, The Dmitri Matheny Group.

Saturday, March 14, 2015: Tequila Ole!
Learn to appreciate the nuances of flavor in the different varieties of tequila, all the while enjoying an elegant four-course meal under the stars!  Guests will begin their evening with a welcome margarita and hors d’oeuvres in our beautiful Steele Herb Garden.  Each dinner course will be paired with the evening’s featured tequila, and a representative will be present to discuss the finer points of tasting.  The elegance of the evening’s ambiance will be enhanced by Miguel de Maria’s Spanish guitar performance played throughout the night.

Saturday, April 11, 2015: Dig Into Spring
Celebrate the beauty of spring at the Desert Botanical Garden!  Upon arriving to the Ullman Terrace, guests will be greeted with the evening’s welcome cocktail and seasonal hors d’oeuvres.  Enjoy a four- course menu which will feature the fresh, seasonal cuisine that this season has to offer, pairing the evening’s featured wine with each.  The sophisticated DeGrazia String Trio will be performing a serenade of string music to complete the evening’s experience.

TIME:                  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:            Desert Botanical Garden
                             1201 North Galvin Parkway
                             Phoenix, AZ  85008
TICKETS:           Members: $145 / General Public: $150
                             Pricing is per person / per dinner
                             This event is 21 and over

INFO:    For additional information call 480-481-8188 or visit