Desert Botanical Garden’s Seasonal Table Dinner Series

Gertrude's patio Renee Immel

One of our favorite things about the new year is that restaurants and other venues unveil their dinner series schedules, and Desert Botanical Garden is no exception. The Seasonal Table dinner series, kicking off Feb. 11, at the Desert Botanical Garden features a four-course dinner of fresh, locally sourced seasonal cuisine with wine pairings. Each dinner will be held in a special Garden location. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and al fresco dining, alongside musical accompaniment. Each meal is created by a chef who will be on hand to discuss the menu.

Dinners are 6 to 9 p.m. Members price is $150, while general public is $160 per dinner. This event is 21 and over.

Thursday, Feb. 11 | Tuscany with Chef Becky McIntyre of Santa Barbara Catering

Food, drink and music are some of the best ways to experience the Tuscan culture and that is no exception for this evening’s inspired dinner. Enjoy a four-course menu created and presented by Executive Chef Becky McIntyre of acclaimed Santa Barbara Catering. Each course is carefully paired with wines from the world famous Tuscan wine region. A special performance by Arizona Opera singers will start dinner off on a high-note.

Thursday, March 3 | Argentina with Chef Matt Taylor of Gertrude’s (patio is pictured)

Travel through the rich flavors of Argentina beginning with an Argentinean beloved drink and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Executive Chef Matt Taylor of Gertrude’s, the Garden’s on-site restaurant, will guide you through an inspired four-course menu specially paired with Argentinean wines. Enjoy an intimate musical performance by Phoenix Theatre.

Thursday, April 7 | Catalonia with Chef Kevin Binkley of Binkley’s Restaurant Group

Celebrate the tastes of Catalonia. You will be greeted with a glass of Moscatel and seasonal tapas. James Beard recognized Chef Kevin Binkley of Binkley’s Restaurant Group is the evenings featured chef. Wines for the evening’s celebrated wine region are carefully paired with each course. Dinner will be accompanied by a variety of Spanish influenced music and dance by Kristofer Hill Julia Chacon.

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