Chef in the Garden 2018
Esteemed Seattle Chef Kaspar Donier will preside over GROW's annual Chef in the Garden fund-raising event on Thursday, July 26. Kaspar's menu for the al fresco evening in the Interbay P-Patch will feature dishes that emphasize locally sourced, garden-fresh ingredients and innovative flavor combinations.
Chef Donier is known to Seattle food aficionados as the longtime owner and master chef of Kaspars restaurant on Lower Queen Anne Hill and, more recently, his own elite catering and events business.
His Chef in the Garden menu begins with passed hors d'oeuvres: Ahi poke with brown rice sushi rolls, carrot panna cotta with pea shoots, Dungeness crab tostadas with green pea guacamole and micro greens, and house-made Andouille corn dogs with arugula remoulade.
The first course will be a salad of organic Bibb lettuce with roasted red peppers and sweet corn, Beecher's cheese curds, and tortilla strips. House-made breads, vegetable spreads and whipped honey sage butter will accompany the salad.
Three entrees will be offered: wild Sockeye salmon with strawberry rhubarb and peppercorn chutney, steamed green beans and new potatoes, OR flat iron steak with saffron tarragon sauce served with steamed green beans and new potatoes, OR a vegetarian option consisting of a roasted vegetable and fried cheese tower with spicy green beans, spinach and chickpea beignets.
For dessert, Kaspar has planned a fresh peach shortcake, served with cardamom Chantilly and a champagne chocolate truffle. Caffe Appassionata coffee and fine teas will accompany dessert.
The courses will be paired with fine Northwest wines.
Hors d'oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., and guests will be welcome to stroll through the extensive Interbay P-Patch, one of the city's largest and most developed, with glass in hand.
An array of food- and garden-related items and experiences will be featured on the silent auction tables. Dinner seating will be at 7 p.m.
The event, which is limited to 100 diners, is GROW's primary annual fund-raising project. All-inclusive tickets are $140.
GROW promotes the creation and protection of community gardens and orchards. It supports the Seattle P-Patch Program and other garden sponsors/advocates, and owns several garden sites. GROW works to provide expanded urban gardening opportunities, particularly for people of low income, and facilitates donations of produce to local food banks.
Interbay P-Patch (View)
2451 15th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
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