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Summer might be over, but it’s never too late to spend a day in the garden.
This Sunday, the Edible Garden festival takes over the New York Botanical Garden with chef Mario Batali at the helm. The Edible Garden, located in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, provides interactive gardening experience that most don’t have access to in the city. The vegetables and herbs grown in the garden are harvested by guests and then used to prepare healthy, delicious dishes using the recipes of Mario Batali. For the festival on Sunday, however, Batali himself will be arriving at the gardens for a day of cooking demonstrations and a gourmet garden dinner.
The festival includes tours of the gardens, lots of kid-friendly activities, and most importantly, a cooking demonstration with the chefs and Batali himself. Then, stick around for a a garden-to-table dinner prepared by Batali, who will be on hand throughout the meal to discuss his career and inspiration behind his dishes. The four-course dinner will include bruschetta, ricotta ravioli, chicken thighs, and blueberry crostata.
Tickets range from $25 to $50.