Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails prepares for al fresco dining season with popular garden dinner series.
Executive Chef Derek Dollar Shares Bumper Crop from Milton’s Acre beginning May 6, 2018.
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails executive chef Derek Dollar makes it easy for diners to take a juicy bite out of spring with the return of the restaurant’s in-demand garden dinner series. These “seed-to-fork” celebrations allow guests to dig into savory dishes prepared from the close to 100 varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables tended on-site in what’s become known as Milton’s Acre. The first event takes place on May 6, followed by dinners on September 16th, October 14th, and October 28th.
“One of my favorite things to do during our garden dinners is watch our guests’ faces,” Dollar says. “I truly believe they can taste our inspiration in every bite, starting with the hors d’oeuvres and libations during the evening reception. They can see our inspiration, too, when they tour Milton’s Acre.”
While the menus haven’t been finalized, Dollar says the four-course, family-style dinner may include delicate squash blossoms stuffed with prosciutto and cream cheese or pimiento cheese and crawfish; or roast duckling with fingerling sweet potatoes, oyster mushrooms, heirloom snap beans and candied pecan apple butter. “The garden affords us so many creative options,” he says.
Throughout the evening, guests are encouraged to explore Milton’s Acre and enjoy the ambiance while listening to the sounds of a talented cellist.
21 Plus Salute! When Getaways for Grownups asked if these garden dinners are adults-only events, the answer came, “We’ve never been asked this question but would prefer to keep it 21+ since wine is flowing!”
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails
800 Mayfield Road
Tickets to the Garden Dinner Series are $125 per person, per dinner and include wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Tickets are nonrefundable within 48 hours of the event and cannot be transferred to other events. Dinners start at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at miltonscuisine.com.
– Text and images courtesy Melissa Libby PR / Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails