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P-Patch Program’s partner, P-Patch Trust, is hosting the 2010 Chef in the Garden Dinner

Renowned Chef Tom Douglas is bringing his genius for magical menus to the P-Patch Trust’s Chef in the Garden event on Tuesday, July 20 Interbay P-Patch: 2451 15th Ave West

This al fresco evening in the Interbay P-Patch will feature Tom as the guest chef, preparing an array of dishes that emphasize locally sourced, garden-fresh ingredients and innovative flavor combinations.

The menu includes appetizers of fava beans and ricotta with mint, and a green bean casserole tart; a first course of roasted beets and icicle radishes served with Dahlia Bakery bread; an entrée of New York steak with Chanterelle relish, and a grain mustard potato salad; and blueberry crisp with lemon verbena sherbet for dessert. Diners may opt for a vegetarian entrée: a summer vegetable crostada with Chevre cheese.

Each course will be paired with fine Northwest wines.

Hors d’oeurves and wine 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. Dinner seating will be at 7 p.m.

The annual Chef in the Garden event, which is limited to 100 diners, is the Trust’s primary fund-raising effort. All-inclusive tickets for Chef in the Garden are $99. They can be purchased online beginning June 20 at Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at Brown Paper Ticket locations listed on the website.

The P-Patch Trust is a nonprofit organization that works to acquire, build and protect community gardens in Seattle’s neighborhoods. The Trust supports the Seattle P-Patch 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.

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