By Renee Larr
On June 18 from 6 to 9 p.m., Allisonville Nursery will host An Evening in the Garden Plant to Plate event. The event will focus on favorite edible plants and how to utilize them in your garden, kitchen and the bar.
The experts at AN will teach guests how to best care for the edible plants in their garden. Then they will discuss how to take plants such as tomatoes, peppers, grapes and figs and transform them into succulent dishes that best highlight their flavor. AN will also explore the best way to herbs such as mint in alcoholic beverages.
“Throw some mint in your mojitos. It’s always my favorite thing to do,” said Scott Bardash.
C.W. and the Working Class Band, a local Indianapolis band formed in 2007, will provide live blues and rock ‘n’ roll music for guests to enjoy while touring the gardens. Food will be provided by Duos Mobile food truck whose manta is slow food fast.
Duos chef, Becky Hostetter said, “We have tried to create a menu that uses beautiful, fresh items that the nursery would be offering and that make summer cooking fun for all. We thought that the event seemed like a good match for Duos. We are interested in supporting local farmers, offering creative accessibility to real food, and love the idea that a nursery cares about educating the public about edible landscaping”.
The menu will include the following:
*Mixed Local Salad Greens, Indiana Strawberries, Capriole Goat Cheese and Mint with Pickled Ramp Vinaigrette and Almond
*Summer Cavatappi with Brie, Tomato and Basil
*Coleman Chicken Wrap with Herb Caesar Dressing, Indiana Tomato and Lettuce
*White Bean and Tomato Soup with Parsley Pesto
*Sweets for Saints and Sinners including Lavender Rosemary Cookies
*Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Bier Brewery will offer different brews for guests to drink throughout the tour and teaching sessions. They will be pouring Weizengoot, Special K Kolsch and PDG Pale.
“Admission is free but we do encourage our guests to bring cash for food and drink,” said Bardash.
Guests are required to register in advance. For more information or to register visit allisonvillenursery.com.