Forager’s Feast at Garden Education Center: Sold Out Farm-to-Table Dinner in the Heart of the Pinetum

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 5.29.22 PMThe Garden Education Center of Greenwich, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation and the arts held its 2nd annual farm-to-table dinner at its Cos Cob location in the Montgomery Pinetum in late October.

Cai Pandolfino of Green & Tonic coordinated the evening bringing together Chef Geoff Lazlo, formerly of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and The Whelk, and Bill King of the Back 40 Group and Organic Planet.

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DeeDee Sherman and Diane Terry enjoying cocktails in the greenhouse.

Guests enjoyed a sensational seasonal menu supported by local vendors Mike’s Organic Delivery, Greenwich Cheese Company, Hemlock Oyster Farms and Study Fine Wines. Area purveyors included Back 40 Farm, Hempworth Farm, Sepe Farm, Pine Hill and Meile Farm.

Local residents Urling Searle and Chris Nichols co-chaired the sold out evening featuring cocktails in the greenhouse and an exciting meal at the farm table highlighting seasonal ingredients from area farms.

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Jeff Pandolfino of Green & Tonic with soon to open Greenwich Cheese Shop proprietors Laura Downey and Chris Palumbo. Contributed photo

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Chef Geoff Lazlo grilling fresh Cos Cob Oysters donated by Hemlock Oyster Farm. Contributed photo

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Garden Education Center board chair Michele Smith, Chef Geoff Lazlo and Urling Searle. Contributed photo

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Farm tables ready for guests. Contributed photo.

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Mike Geller of Mike’s Organics, Bill King of Back 40 Farm, Chef Geoff Lazlo and Cai Pandolfino of Green & Tonic. Contributed photo






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The evening was a reminder that the Garden Education Center is a gem in Greenwich’s midst.

Information on membership and family programs is available online at Garden Education Center of Greenwich.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich is located at 130 Bible Street in Cos Cob, 06807. Tel. (203) 869-9242

  • Greenwich Cheese Company is coming soon to 154 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. Tel (203) 400-1699
  • The Back 40 Farm is a family farm in Washington CT producing organic vegetables, eggs from pasture raised hens, and organically grown herbal teas
  • Organic Planet is located at 107 Greenwich Ave.

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