July 13, 2011

Event: Garden Dinner at Growing Gardens in Boulder, 6th August 2011

We hope you can join us this year for the Growing Gardens ¡Cultiva! farm dinner.  For the omnivores ¡Cultiva!  is rolling up the smoker and creating an Avery Brewing Company Ellies Brown infused bird (see below).  For the vegetarians we have invited the all-star chefs to tour the ¡Cultiva! fields and select their seasonal favorites for their garden inspired dishes. The dinner includes local beers, organic wines and cocktails.

Attire is garden casual.  We encourage you to walk, bike or grab a ride with friends.  The dinner starts at 4.30pm with garden tours of the community garden, Children’s Peace Garden, the greenhouses and the ¡Cultiva! Fields.

Meet our star growers, the 11-18 year old youth who tend to three acres for the farmers market season. The ¡Cultiva! youth program supports local beekeeping, biodynamic farming, a low income CSA and gleaning that results in over 10,000 pounds of food donations to Boulder County organizations.

Tickets are available online for $100 through the end of July.  The dinner benefits Growing Gardens’ ¡Cultiva! youth program.  Book online at:


All-Star Chef Line-up

Chris Blackwood- West End Tavern
Will Doerrmann & Annabelle Forestal- Mountain Sun
Kevin Kidd- SALT the Bistro
Mathew Jansen and Kelly Kingsford- Mateo
Antonio Laudisio- Laudisio Italian Restaurant
Tim Payne- Terroir Restaurant
Shamane Simons- Shamane’s Bake Shoppe
Diane Starnick- Culinary Hearts Catering

2011 Cultiva Harvest Dinner Menu


Local Artisan Farmer,s Market Pizza

Antonio Laudisio, Laudisio Italian Restaurant

Summer Squash Crostini

Farmer’s Roasted Beet Hummus

Sweet Bell Pepper Spears with cream cheese and homemade Hot Pepper Jelly

Will Doerrmann & Annabelle Forestal- Mountain Sun/ Southern Sun

Soup and Salad:

Chilled Ratatouille Soup accompanied with garden salad a la Provencal

Kelly Kingsford and Mathew Jansen, Mateo

Smoked trout salad, trout ceviche, trout lox, trout cakes, and a grilled whole trout

Kevin Kidd- SALT

Avery beer can chicken, beer mustard BBQ ribs & bourbon cured beef brisket

Chris Blackwood- The West End

Summer Farro salad with heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, roasted peppers, and basil

Green Bean and Wax Beans with Balsamic roasted Radicchio and sweet onion confit

Potato and Kale Gratinee with Kalamata olives and Haystack Mountain goat cheese

Tim Payne & Melissa Newell—Terroir

Vegetarian Entree

Squash blossoms stuffed with sweet corn, summer squash, tomato and fava beans

Tim Payne & Melissa Newell—Terroir


Blueberry cream cheese galette and Peach cherry shortcakes

Shamane Simons- Shamane’s Bake Shoppe

Chocolate Truffles

Seth Ellis Chocolatier

The menu includes many vegetarian and gluten free options.

Reserve your seat for the 6th August 2011 ¡Cultiva! Harvest Dinner at Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302. The evening begins with tours and cocktails at 4.30pm and dinner and dessert will be served while we watch the sunset over Sanitas and the Flatirons.  We look forward to seeing you at the garden.

Book online at:

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