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Tickets now available for P-Patch Trust’s Chef in the Garden on July 13
Join Chef Tom Douglas for al fresco dining event at Interbay P-Patch

June 30, 2011 (Seattle, WA) – Renowned Chef Tom Douglas will again bring his genius for magical menus to the P-Patch Trust’s annual Chef in the Garden event on Wednesday, July 13. Held al fresco at the Interbay P-Patch (2451 15th Ave W), the evening will feature Tom preparing an array of dishes that emphasize locally sourced, garden-fresh ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. Some of the ingredients for the dishes will come from P-Patch community gardens  and the courses will be paired with fine Northwest wines.

Hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages will be served beginning at 6 p.m., and guests are welcome to stroll through the extensive Interbay P-Patch – one of the city’s largest and most developed – with glass in hand. A wide array of food- and garden-related silent auction items will also be available for bidding. Seating for the four-course dinner will be at 7 p.m.

Tom’s choices for the evening begin with appetizers including smoked sturgeon with butter on rye bread; shrimp toast with chorizo vinaigrette; and steamed artichokes with basil aioli. The first course will be new potato and lovage soup, followed by a second course of chilled shrimp salad with carrots, fennel and anise hyssop. Chorizo-stuffed pork shoulder with piquillo peppers, accompanied by parsley root and beans, will be the entree, and the meal will conclude with orange blossom panna cotta with pistachio cookies and blueberries for dessert. Vegetarians may choose a marinated artichoke salad instead of the shrimp salad, and an entrée of crispy polenta accompanied by vegetables.

The Chef in the Garden event, which is limited to 100 diners, is the Trust’s primary fund-raising effort. All-inclusive tickets are $119. They can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at Brown Paper Ticket locations. Last year’s event sold out in advance of the date.

The P-Patch Trust is a nonprofit organization that works to acquire, build and protect community gardens in Seattle’s neighborhoods. The Trust partners with the Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program and owns several garden sites. It strives to provide community gardening opportunities for all Seattle residents, particularly those of low-income, and promotes donations of produce to local food banks.

For more details about the Chef in the Garden event or the P-Patch Trust, visit the Trust’s website,, or call 425-329-1601.

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