Garden to Table Series: Flavors of Tuscany
This ongoing series combines garden tours and cooking demonstrations, using locally grown foods and healthy recipes. Through partnerships with chefs from around the region, these programs focus on plants that can easily be grown at home and transformed into wholesome and delectable dishes for your table. Each installment in this year’s series features a different ethnic or regional cuisine, and will introduce different plants from our gardens and some delightful dishes you can make with them. Bon appetit!
Flavors of Tuscany
Savor the authentic flavors of Tuscany as presented by the staff of Cornell’s Taverna Banfi in the Statler Hotel, a restaurant inspired by La Taverna eatery at the Castello Banfi Estate in Montalcino, Italy. After a stroll through nearby gardens to look at select herbs and vegetables to be used in the class, we’ll return to the classroom for a delicious demonstration focusing on hand-made pasta and wholesome dishes made with New York State produce.
Instructors: Anthony Jordan, Chef de Cuisine, and Christina Alario, Manager, Taverna Banfi; Pam Shade and Glenn Bucien, gardeners, Cornell Plantations
Fee: $50; $45 members and Cornell students. Pre-registration required.
Location: Botanical garden and Nevin Welcome Center