Frida Kahlo-Inspired Slow Food Dinner at Botanical Gardens


November 8, 2016
By Gloria Knott
By Gloria Knott

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What
Frida Kahlo-Inspired Dinner
When
6 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 10
Where
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
More Info
slowfoodsouthernaz.org
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Slow Food of Southern Arizona, an organization created to ensure the preservation of local cuisine, has partnered with the Tucson Botanical Gardens for a Frida Kahlo-inspired dinner.

Through May 2017, the Botanical Gardens is showcasing a brand new Frida Kahlo Exhibit, which features Kahlo’s artwork through the “lens of the plants and nature in her paintings and her personal gardens.”

Tucson Botanical Gardens was the only institution chosen to receive the exhibit, which was designed by the New York Botanical Garden.

In celebration of the new exhibit, Slow Food and the Botanical Gardens will host a family-style Frida Kahlo-inspired dinner. Prepared by Chef Kristine Jenesen, the dinner will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 10.

Tickets are priced at $35, or $30 for members of the Botanical Gardens. Tickets include food, wine, and free admission to the gardens.

Guests are welcome to arrive at 5 p.m., an hour before dinner, for a self-guided tour of the gardens and see the new exhibit. The gardens will stay open after dinner, too.

Frida Kahlo-Inspired Dinner Menu

Entrees
  • Botanical Gardens’ corn gorditas — Handmade with native dent corn, served with sautéed wild greens fried in
  • Smoked fig infused pork loin — Served with caramelized onions, apricot mostaza, and queso fresco
  • Rajas — Served with poblano strips and onion fire-roasted corn and crema
  • Tortillas de Yuca — Handmade shredded yuca tortillas filled with queso fresco
  • Christmas salad — Inspired by Frida’s table, includes wheels of jicama, beet, and orange drizzled with citrus vinaigrette
  • Salsa Trio — Selection of spicy and mild housemade salsas

Desserts
  • Coconut flan
  • Mexican wedding cookies 

For more information about the dinner, visit slowfoodsouthernaz.org. For more information about the Frida Kahlo exhibit, visit tucsonbotanical.org. To purchase tickets to the event, visit Dinner with Frida Kahlo on Eventbrite.

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