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Gourmet Dinner Series

Featuring savory dishes skillfully prepared by Executive Chef Allison Walts.

Must be 21 and older to attend; absolutely no exceptions.

Festive Flamingo Dinner Pairing

Friday, June 21, 2024 | 6-9 p.m.

Join us in June for our next Gourmet Dinner Pairing! This dinner will be a retro BBQ & Beer party in the Courtyard (weather dependent) featuring our Chilean flamingos. Seats are limited, so don't wait to join this unparalleled experience! 


Grilled shrimp
Maple cheddar grits

Beef brisket w/Texas BBQ sauce
BBQ baked beans

Pork ribs w/Memphis BBQ sauce
Honey corn casserole (GF)

Pulled pork w/Carolina BBQ sauce

Strawberry shortcake

All courses will be paired with beer. 

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Previous Gourmet Dinner Pairings

Tacos & Tequila Gourmet Dinner Pairing


Friday, May 10, 2024 | 6-9 p.m.

We are so excited to TACO-bout Catering at the Zoo's May Gourmet Dinner: Tacos & Tequila! Savor a custom five-course meal paired with tequila representing the native habitat of our Harris Hawks.

April Gourmet Dinner Pairing


April 2024 Dinner

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 6-9 p.m.

Join us for a gourmet 5 course dinner featuring wine from Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Haven, NY.  Dinner will be themed around the Heritage Breeds in our Domestic Animal Barn!   Heritage Breeds are traditional breeds of livestock that were raised by our forefathers before farming became industrialized.

Every course features eggs in some way or another, and the menu at large represents a shifting closer to Spring.  Eggs have long symbolized rebirth, hope, and good luck--it's time to shake off the winter blues and look forward to the coming change of seasons!

Sustainable Seafood Dinner Pairing


Feb 2024 Dinner

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 6-9 p.m.

Join us for our Sustainable Seafood Dinner and wine pairing featuring our very own Chef Allison Walts educating guests on sustainable fishing and what we can do as chefs and diners to protect the world's oceans.

February Dinner Pairing


Feb 2024 Dinner

Friday, February 9, 2024 | 6-9 p.m.

This Gourmet Dinner will feature delectable dishes from the native range of our Andean bear Bjorn, paired with South American wines. 

Snow Leopard Dinner Pairing


January Dinner

Friday, January 12, 2024 | 6-9 p.m.

Curl up like one of our glorious snow leopards and warm your belly with comforting winter foods and wine at our next Gourmet Dinner Pairing! Learn how the snow leopard survives the so-called "Third Pole" of the snowy, stark Himalayan region, while also hearing about different methods of food/ingredient preservation as we tuck in for a long CNY winter.

Fantastic Friendsgiving Feast

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