Foraging and Dinner Experience with Chef Rob Connoley
August 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Adlyne Freund Center
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Join Chef Rob Connoley as he prepares a locally sourced and foraged dinner at Shaw Nature Reserve. Connoley and his team will forage edible plants at the Nature Reserve throughout the spring and summer in preparation for the event. Guests will be able to participate as the final ingredients are gathered. Prior to dinner service, Connoley and his team will teach guests how to prepare these native edibles while enjoying a drink and hors d’oeuvres.

Connoley is a St. Louis native who received a James Beard Foundation nomination in 2014. His cookbook, Acorns and Cattails: A Modern Foraging Cookbook of Forest, Farm and Field, was published in 2016. He plans to open a restaurant in St. Louis next year, and has held a number of popup dinners in the St. Louis area this spring.

Registration required.

Schedule of Events
12 to 4 p.m. 
Foraging for final ingredients

4 to 6 p.m.
Dinner preparation and instruction 

6 to 8 p.m.
Dinner service

Online registration has closed. Call Jon Serfas at 636-451-3512 x6017 for more information. 


$125 Missouri Botanical Garden Members and Shaw Nature Reserve Passholders

$150 General public