Hosting an Outdoor Garden Party Class Recap & Recipe Booklets Announcement!

Class was conducted in The Potting Shed, the Fullerton Arboretum's garden shop.
Class was conducted in The Potting Shed, the Fullerton Arboretum’s garden shop.

Two Thursdays ago (May 16th), the Fullerton Arboretum’s Thursdays in the Kitchen classes took on a new venue… the outdoors! Thursdays in the Kitchen is typically held in the Arboretum’s catering kitchen, but the gorgeous late spring weather coaxed this class into the open air… Set amongst the rows of veggies, wildflowers, natives and exotics displayed in the Arboretum’s Potting Shed garden shop, class participants learned how to prepare food perfect for an outdoor party. The menu included The menu included rhubarb elderflower bellinis, crostini with herbed goat cheese and kumquats, orzo with grilled shrimp, tricolore salade with parmesan, grilled lamb with mint gremolata, marinated chicken skewers with peanut sauce and Alicia Hitchcock’s famous cherry pie! It was an refreshing evening.

The goat cheese & kumquat crostini was most excellent!
The goat cheese & kumquat crostini was most excellent!

For those of you that frequent the Thursdays in the Kitchen cooking series, or the would like to, we have an exciting announcement: we are going to start publishing the recipe booklets from past and future classes here, on the Our Localtopia blog. Here is the first one we are releasing. It is from the Outdoor Garden Party class. Check it out by clicking the link below and and keep on the lookout for more recipe booklets to be posted soon!

Thursdays in the Kitchen ­ Hosting an Outdoor Garden Party Booklet 5.16.13.docx

And don’t forget, this week’s class is Sophisticated Summer BBQ. Sign up online through the Fullerton Arboretum’s new shopping cart here.

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