Botanical! Passport Dinner
Jamie Bissonnette took 375 Tulsa guests on a virtual tour of the Iberian Peninsula on April 26 at the Tulsa Botanic Garden.
Chef Jamie Bissonnette, left, serves from his giant paella pan and talks to guests at Viva La Vida.
Sommelier Tony Collins shares the list of Spanish and Portuguese wines at the Passport Dinner with Bob Franden Award-winning guest chef Jamie Bissonnette of Boston took 375 Tulsa guests on a virtual tour of the Iberian Peninsula with his six-course Passport Dinner on April 26 at the Tulsa Botanic Garden. The event was part of the Garden’s “Botanical! A Weekend of Culinary Wonder!” fundraiser. Students and faculty from the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts assisted in the kitchen and dining room.
Additional weekend highlights were Saturday’s “Viva la Vida,” featuring mixologists and sommeliers from Tulsa and Lisbon, Portugal; and a Sunday afternoon tasting with talks from Bissonnette, cookbook author Gabriella Opaz and garden CEO Todd Lasseigne, among others. Event co-chairs were April Faudree Moore and Julie Nickel.
Sommelier Tony Collins shares the list of Spanish and Portuguese wines at the Passport Dinner with Bob Franden.
Passport Dinner guests Steve and Marla Bradshaw
A sample of more than 30 small bites created by Chef Jamie Bissonnette and his culinary team
Tulsa Botanic Garden board member Janice Chevaillier and guest Mary Lee Townsend