Athens, Ga. – The orchids are in a tropical landscape, the lighting romantic, the setting unique for a Valentine’s Day dinner at the State Botanical Garden, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens. “We’ve combines a distinctive atmosphere and special menu into a memorable, yet affordable, evening” explains Andrew Pearson, of Donderos’ Kitchen, the new coffee and sandwich shop inside the garden’s Visitor Center & Conservatory, and Donderos’ Catering.
For $70 per couple or $40 per person (add $10 per person if reservations are made after February 10th) guests can enjoy the following menu:
Vegetable stuffed Vol au Vents
Amaranth Blinis w/ Honey Cream Cheese & Smoked Grapes
Prosciutto & Fig Rolls
Spinach and roasted beet salad with goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette
French –Tropical shrimp sautéed with hearts of palm and cognac
Pork tenderloin medallions braised with cherries
Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast
Roasted Butternut Squash Strudel
Leek & Potato Gratin
Moroccan Spiced Quinoa Stuffed Portabellas & Zucchinis
Fruit & Nut Biryani
Red Velvet Cake
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Mini Seasonal Fruit Tarts
Chocolate Truffle Heart Pies
Guests are invited to bring their own bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner.
A charming quilt display will decorate the visitor center and the garden gift shop will be open. Call 706-542-6359 or 706-389-7955 to make reservations or for more information. Seating will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.