GardenNews.biz - Jan 29,2017 - DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN - THE SEASONAL TABLE
The Seasonal Table Dinner Series
February 9, 2017 - March 2, 2017
6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $150 / General Public $160
January 19: Southwestern Mexican-American
February 9: Southern Creole and Cajun
March 2: West Coast California Italian
Call: 480 481.8188 Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Enjoy the Garden’s scenery while sipping wine and dining al fresco on customized menus from Arizona’s talented chefs. This year’s series will take guests on a culinary road trip through three of our nation’s most beloved subcultures.
February 9 | Southern Creole and Cajun
Southern Creole and Cajun Featuring a customized menu by Chef Shakha Amen Ra of Supper Time with Josephine and UMOM
Big Pete Pearson Trio - Louisiana blues from Arizona’s King of Blues
Cajun Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell
Vegetable and Shrimp Fritters with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Blackened Catfish on Cajun Slaw with Dirty Rice
Blueberry Beignets & Cognac Crème Brule
Military Veteran and Co-Owner of Supper Time with Josephine catering, Chef Shakha has worked in Phoenix and Tucson’s premier resorts and restaurants such as the Westward Look, Royal Palms Resort and Spa and the Arizona Biltmore. Chef Shakha has traveled the country performing personal chef services for a number of celebrities and Consulting Executive Chef for the development of multimillion dollar health spas and resorts.
Chef Shakha’s philosophy is “If it tastes good to you, let’s make it good for you”. His love for the art of cooking and how to make better choices preparing the foods you love has lead him to develop his own line of no-salt seasoning blends which allow you to prepare your meals with the entire flavor without the sodium and conduct health education food demonstrations across the country.
Chef Shakha believes in two concepts; educating families and individuals on preparing healthy nutritious meals on any type of budget and helping everyday professionals eat and prepare healthy meals, save time, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. The Chef’s Personal Services are designed to treat you to an array of culinary delights. “I customize menus especially for you; let me use my culinary expertise to prepare your favorite dishes”.
March 2 | West Coast California Italian
West Coast California Italian Featuring a customized menu by Chef Gabriele Bertaccini of iL Tocco Food
Ioannis Goudelis Trio - Jazz and European
Roasted Baby Beets, Beluga Lentils, Point Rey Blue Charred Sprouts, Calabrian Chili Vin, Fried Sage
Housemade Nduja Ravioli, Roasted Brown Butter Crema, English Peas & Farm Goat Cheese
Seared Niman Ranch Filet, Sunchoke Puree, Cipollini Onions, Charred Carrots & Farro and Pancetta Chutney
Avocado Chocolate Mousse, Brownie Crumbles, Marshmallow Fluff, Luxardo Cherries
Born in Florence, Italy, and inspired by his family's love for food and his native land,