This summer the chefs from Mario Batali’s restaurants will demonstrate that fine dining–and we’re talking the multi-course, al fresco type often reserved for date nights away from the kids–can be a family affair, too. This Sunday bring the whole family to The New York Botanical Garden for the first of four Al Fresco Family Dinners this summer (click here for more info and to buy tickets). Enjoy an evening of hands-on gardening and craft activities, live cooking demonstrations, and a three-course family-style meal prepared by Chef Anthony Sasso of Casa Mono and Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge. The programming is geared for kids aged 4-12, but parents and kids will love the menu (see below; it comes with wine!). And what better way to teach your kids how to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients than by dining in a garden? Plus, we’ve got two free tickets (for one adult and one child) to give away for this Sunday’s meal. That’s a $90 value! To enter to win, tell us in the comment boxes below what food you had the most fun introducing your kid to and why.
Leafy Green Italian Salad
Bagna Cauda with Just Picked Root Vegetables
Grilled Ribeye and Dozen Herb Salsa Verde
Escalivada with Romesco
Strawberries with Zabaglione and Aged Balsamico
Dinner paired with wine and a garden tea