Tasting Events - A Tasteful Place

Tasting Events at A Tasteful Place will demonstrate how the pros do it. Events begin October 5, but the edible display garden opens on October 3, 2017.

Daily and Weekly Activities for A Tasteful Place:

Daily Tastings

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ruthie Pack’s Tasting Plaza

Guests can sample recipes featuring seasonal vegetables.

Heritage Recipe Swap

Every Thursday, beginning October 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Information Booth

Discover new recipes. Guests are encouraged to drop off a recipe using the weekly topic by 10 a.m. and return at noon to pick-up copies of all recipes shared that day:

  • October 5 – Tomato
  • October 12 - Squash
  • October 19 – Root Vegetable
  • October 26 – Carrot
  • November 2 – Veggie Soup
  • November 9 – Brussel Sprouts
  • November 16 – Okra
  • November 30 – Candy as Gifts

Chef-Tastic! Tasting Series

See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor as well! Renowned chefs, such as P. Allen Smith, take center stage in the demo kitchen at A Tasteful Place, creating special dishes featuring seasonal vegetables from the garden. Registration is required for these free events.

John Tesar, Knife

Tuesday, October 3, 1 p.m. to 3p.m. The Test Pavilion

Join nationally-acclaimed, James Beard nominated and Bravo's Top Chef Contestant for a cooking demo featuring seasonal produce from the garden.

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With P. Allen Smith, TV host, writer, and professional gardener
Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Test Pavilion

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Robert Lyford - Chef/Owner, Patina Green Home and Market

Wednesday, October 18, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Test Pavilion

Experience farm-to-table fundamentals--the basics of sourcing and cooking with local ingredients. Learn preparations of a four-course meal centered on seasonal produce. Tastings of all recipes will be served. As Chef Lyford likes to create meals from the very freshest, most seasonal ingredients, the menu will not be set until the week of the event. Come experience the adventure!

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Eric Dreyer - Fearings

Tuesday, November 7, 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., The Test Pavilion

Enjoy a cooking demo featuring roasted pheasant with corn & sage pan stuffing.

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Savor the Flavor Series

Presented by Texas Woman’s University (TWU)

Select Dates (see below), 10 a.m.–11 a.m., The Test Pavilion

Free to Garden Guests

Join TWU’s instructors and students as they share easy impactful food tips. They will teach proven ways to incorporate seasonal vegetables and herbs recipes, while simultaneously using time and cost saving tips designed to maximize the budget.

  • November 8 – Happy, Healthy Greens
  • November 11 – Eat Lean, Save Green
  • November 18 – Fueling for Fitness
  • November 29 – Savor the Flavor of Fall Spices and Herbs

Free of charge to garden guests thanks to the generosity of Texas Woman’s University.

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