From Garden to Table: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to Honor Chef Alice Waters at Annual Gala
On September 12, Alice Waters will join the likes of Ina Garten and Thomas Keller as the honoree of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s third annual “From Garden to Table” Gala. The co-founder of fresh, innovative California cuisine and pioneer of garden-to-table 40 years ago, Waters is also an accomplished author, having published 14 books, and restaurateur, having founded the world-famous restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif. An activist for sustainable agriculture, Waters also helms the Edible Schoolyard Project, a public education initiative that seeks to integrate food growing and preparation into the academic curriculum, as well as providing free and nutritious lunches for students. Promising to be the culinary event of the year, the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is going all out to produce “From Garden to Table.” A team of esteemed local chefs, which includes Bill Fuller of big Burrito Restaurant Group, Trevett Hooper of Legume Bistro and Butterjoint, Sonja Finn of Dinette, Kate Romane of e2, Justin Severino of Cure, and Derek Stevens of Eleven, will collaborate to prepare the dinner tribute to Waters. A first for the gala series, this year’s event will take place on the grounds of the Botanic Garden itself, centered around the newly opened Ada and George Davidson Event and Culinary Center. Event organizer Nancy Byrnes says,“Waters is visiting Western PA for an authentic tribute to our food roots and the value of homegrown food, which she, and we, all will love!”
For additional details and tickets, visit pittsburghbotanicgarden.org.