Kitchen Gardens’ Culinary Events in Carlsbad

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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The holidays have arrived and our Kitchen Gardens’ culinary events are showcasing our area’s abundance and talents in North County Carlsbad! We have family favorites for your Thanksgiving table from local friends and families, a book signing from local authors Laura Bashar and Mary Platis, along with a long-awaited update on your old holiday buffet – new delicious vegetable-inspired dishes. And for the finale, a coastal seafood holiday luncheon bringing San Diego’s finest seafood to our holiday table!


November 9th ~ Our “Everything Olive” event  will include a book signing and olive oil tasting. Join us for an olive oil inspired luncheon and relax among our beautiful gardens and farm. You can sign up to the right on my calendar or click on the title to sign up through Eventbrite. Participate in an olive oil tasting and enjoy making a holiday food gift. Stay and chat with the authors and purchase signed books for gifts,  which make the perfect holiday gift.

Featured Menu

Fall Vegetables Marinated in Olive Oil

Shrimp with Sweet Potato Pecan Mash

Olive Oil Ice Cream with a Homemade Olive Oil Cookie


November 16th ~ Family Heirloom Sides for Thanksgiving includes locals favorite family recipes from our local guests.  You will be given a sample of all the sides and recipes. Don’t miss out at the excitement as we go to the past and dig up many old-favorites, as Tam’s Potato Rolls below, make you smile! Demonstrations will be given on homemade potato rolls and fresh homemade pumpkin pie. You will also be involved in a floral take-home gift and a special craft.

Featured Menu

Strawberry Layered Dessert from Mary Lou Clark

Chestnut Soup – from Mary Platis

Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce – from Laura Bashar

Baked Yams with Pineapple – from Helen Platis

Tam’s Potato Rolls – from Tamara Bloem 

Fresh Homemade Pumpkin Pie – from Mary Platis – Demo on making fresh pumpkin puree

homemade potato rolls

December 7th ~ Holiday “Buffet”  Makeover has been updated to a more healthy and light presentation. Enjoy the many flavors of vegetables to stand next to your main protein of your choice, a sliced ham, roasted turkey or a large salmon fillet. Come and enjoy our lovely gardens on the farm and participate in a floral arrangement and craft for your enjoyment.

Featured Buffet Menu

Cream of Leek and Potato Soup 
Warm Mushrooms Medley
Creamy Vegetable Pate 
Eggplant Meatballs with Romesco Sauce
Phyllo Triangles with Feta
Butternut Squash, Yogurt and Tahini Dip


December ~ 14th  Coastal Holiday Seafood Luncheon will bring you the best of San Diego’s locally caught fish for a beautiful luncheon to bring your guests or friends to enjoy, while visiting Carlsbad. You will be treated to a delicious local -inspired  lunch and going out with an amazing chocolate delight. Take a stroll and visit our gardens during this event, and also indulge yourself in a floral craft and take home gift.

Featured Menu

Locally Caught Ceviche with Fresh Avocados

Seared Scallops with Pink Grapefruit with Brown Butter Sauce

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Candied Oranges


Sign up early,  just click on the calendar to the right and we will be excited to see you at the Kitchen Gardens Culinary Event!

Chef Mary






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