Planting Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens
Part of The Edible Garden, ‘Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens‘ in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden is an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs used in the restaurants of chef Mario Batali. The whole family will love exploring these beautiful gardens using an audio tour and Mario’s Menu Mystery game (you can pick it up in the Family Garden).
On Thursday, July 26 join two chefs from Mario Batali’s restaurants, Cruz Goler of Lupa Osteria Romana and Frank Langello of Babbo Ristorante, for the second of four Family Dinners with Mario Batali’s Chefs in the Family Garden.
The menu will feature dishes inspired by, and picked from, the beds of ‘Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens.’ But how did the plants get there in the first place? The chefs planted them of course! Check out this short video featuring chefs from Casa Mono, Esca, Del Posto, Eataly, and Tarry Lodge planting their beds in May.
Enter to Win Great Prizes from NYBG!
To celebrate the ‘Family Dinners with Mario Batali’s Chefs’ and all the Edible Garden fun going on in the Family Garden, The New York Botanical Garden is giving away eight prize packages featuring a combination of Mario Batali Series Vic Firth Peppermills, pairs of Mario’s beloved Crocs, tickets to the Garden’s Edible Garden festival on September 23, and high quality cookware from the “Mario Batali by Dansk™ Light Cookware” line. These prize packages will vary and are valued at up to $310!
This week we’re giving away four tickets to the Edible Garden festival on Septmber 23 ($100 value) and a Mario Batali Series Vic Firth Peppermill ($45.95 value)! View the full sweepstakes rules, and click here to enter. Each weekly contest will begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday and run through 11:59 p.m. EDT that Sunday. This week, entries will be accepted beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012.