LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden to host 4th annual Gourmet in the Garden

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Local chefs and mixologists are preparing to showcase Louisiana cuisine and craft cocktails for the 4th Annual Gourmet in the Garden.

The event takes place at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on Thursday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Guests will enjoy creations from local restaurants prepared with locally grown products while listening to live music in the Rose Garden and Orangerie Garden.

The evening will include tastings of beverages from Louisiana's local distilleries and mixologists who will compete for the People's Choice and Juried Cocktail Award. This is a unique event in which both local chefs and mixologists provide the best of what they have to offer, often pairing the cocktail and the food so that they enhance each other in your palette.

Delicious desserts prepared by students from the Louisiana Culinary Institute and live music by the local artists Kirk Holder and his band will finish off the evening in the Pavilion.

The event is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, the Louisiana Culinary Institute and Republic National Distributing Company. Proceeds benefit educational programs at the Botanic Gardens and the Louisiana Culinary Institute Foundation.

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