03 Jul A Cooking Class at the Garden
Chef Arthur Gordon, Owner and Chef Emeritus of the Irregardless Cafe invites you to experience an evening of summertime delicacies at The Well Fed Community Garden in Raleigh, NC.
The Irregardless Cafe has been a Raleigh icon since 1975, when Arthur Gordon founded a restaurant based on culinary skill, local sourcing and an inclusive menu. Since its founding, the menu has offered vegan and vegetarian options, and as awareness of gluten-free needs rose, so did the gluten-free options on the restaurant’s menu.
In 2012, Arthur and Anya Gordon decided to intersect their passion for local produce with their dream of being apart of the sustainable food growth and urban farming initiatives in Raleigh. Their vision included a house in which like-minded individuals can live and practice through working on the land in exchange for providing fresh produce to Irregardless Cafe. This dream is now a reality in the form of The Well Fed Community Garden.
A cooking class at The Well Fed Community Garden starts with a tour of the property and its projects. Then, the group gathers underneath a shaded shelter, showcasing a clear view of the outdoor kitchen as the Chef discusses his process of preparing the meal. The produce is sourced from the Garden itself, as well as from local farms and markets around the area – it all depends on the Chef’s inspiration that day! But rest assured, there will be care-infused food for almost every dietary restriction. While you watch, complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served including Irregardless’ house red and white wines. The evening will end with a shared meal underneath the Garden’s twinkle-lit patio as the sunset provides a picturesque backdrop for mindful conversation and eating.
Written by Lubana Lanewala, Marketing and Social Media