2017 Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead!
Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early Bird tickets available NOW at the bottom of the page! SCROLL DOWN
Our 2017 homage to the cult of the fiery chile—and decadent chocolate—also celebrates another enduring tradition of the borderlands, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a time we remember and honor those who have gone before. Throughout the grounds, vendors feature chile and Day of the Dead inspired crafts and chile and chocolate culinary delights. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, chile roasters, musical entertainment, local artists, sales of ornamental and edible chile plants, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities.
|Chile and Day of the Dead-inspired crafts:|
Musical entertainment by:
Artist-inspired Day of the Dead altars by local artists and schools including
|Chile and chocolate enhanced culinary delights:|
Cooking demonstrations by the chefs of the Garden Bistro
Chile and chocolate beers and wines at the Bistro Bar
Community altar inviting participants to leave recuerdos (remembrances) of lost loved ones
Chiles, Chocolate, & Chemistry Dinner – Tickets Coming Soon!
Friday October 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Garden Bistro | $75 per person (all inclusive)
Snag your spot at the second of the 3-part distance dinner series, Grange within Range, featuring only local foods sourced within 100, 75, & 50 miles. This dinner features chiles and chocolate flavor profiles all from local purveyors in a 75-mile radius.
This 5-course dinner, includes cocktail pairings, kicks off at 5:30 with a cocktail hour in the Ethnobotanical Garden and follows with a 6:30 p.m. dinner. Seating is limited, so snag your spot today and purchase tickets.
Goat Cheese Marshmallow | Dark Chocolate Dust | Gournay Cheez-It
Buckaloo Corn + Oddballz Farms Chicken Rolled Taco | Lemon Basil Cremoso
I’itoi Confit | San Xavier Cholla Tea | Torn Pepita Bread
Pumpkin & Dumplings – Local Potato Chochoyotes | Grilled Buckaloo Farms Pumpkin | White Sage & Chocolate |Pistachio Brown Butter
Fire Braised Pork Belly – Walking J Pork Belly | Ramona Farms Tepary Bean | Ancho Broth + Aromatics Dried Corn Vinaigrette
Braised Beef + Hand Rolled Noodles – Coco Rubbed Beef Cheek | Cascabel Fideo | Heirloom Tomato | Carrot Soubise
Nitro Sorbet & Juice – Prickly Pear & Pasilla Negra Cryosphere | Sweet Basil + Dried Market Apple | Local Raisin Syrup