Passport Dinner – Friday, April 26, 2019 • 6pm
See photos from our 2019 Passport Dinner!
Set inside a series of transporting dining rooms in the midst of the Tulsa Botanic Garden, our showcase dinner was an immersive journey through one of the world’s most storied culinary regions. From homestyle classics to modernist interpretations, James Beard- and Food & Wine magazine- award-winning Chef Jamie Bissonnette (Toro in NYC, Boston, and abroad) took guests on a 6-course tour through the rich, lusty, and exotic cuisines of Spain and Portugal. For one night, we feasted on heirloom vegetables from small and family farms, line-caught fish, heritage breed meats, wild herbs foraged from the garden, and rare spice blends, all assembled with thought, love, and innovation. Porto-based cookbook author Gabriella Opaz, an artisanal food expert from Boston’s legendary Formaggio Kitchen, and Botanical! Creative Director Rob McKeown will be present as our table-side hosts. Learn more about our culinary team.
This night is also about collaboration. Local and national partners in taste and product included Glacier Confection, Formaggio Kitchen, Heritage Foods USA, Beautiful Rice with more to be announced. We were also honored to feature and support the students and professors of OSUIT School of Culinary Arts as our producing partners in the kitchen and dining room.