Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to Host Celebrity Chef Dinner

Chef Ben Robinson will prepare a prix fixe menu for Fairchild's Dinner in the Garden fundraiser on March 20

Images courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host Dinner in the Garden, featuring celebrity chef Ben Robinson from Bravo TV’s Below Deck, on Saturday, March 20. In lieu of the annual Gala in the Garden, the fundraiser will take place amid Fairchild’s tropical oasis where South Florida philanthropists and community leaders will enjoy an evening of unmatched beauty while supporting the Garden’s efforts in science, education, conservation, and horticulture research. 

Limited to only 100 exclusive guests, Dinner in the Garden will feature a prix fixe tasting menu and live cooking demonstration by Robinson, who has appeared on several seasons of Below Deck, a reality series that profiles a group who works aboard mega yachts that sail in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Guests will dine on chilled gazpacho with parmesan tuile; local snapper tartare with citrus sweet corn purée and daikon string bean roulade; braised short rib with veal demi glaze and mushroom medley; and flourless chocolate cake with vanilla panna cotta and ganache for dessert. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Robinson during a brief Q&A.

Funds raised will support Fairchild’s mission of exploring, expanding, and conserving the world of tropical plants. 

“We are beyond grateful to our Fairchild Members, sponsors, chair members and chef Ben Robinson for their generous donations to help Fairchild Garden continue its mission to harness the power of plants for humankind and share the joy and beauty of tropical gardening with everyone,” said Director of Fairchild Garden Dr. Carl E. Lewis. “These donations come at a critical time, when the demand for the outdoors has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”  

Tickets start at $1,250 per person, and tables for six guests start at $7,500. For reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susannah Shubin at sshubin@fairchildgarden.org or click here to purchase tickets.

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