A fundraiser picnic by Anne Quatrano

Bacchanalia chef/co-owner to prepare lunch for Nickel Bottom Community Garden
Anne Quatrano

Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Anne Quatrano, the chef and restaurateur behind Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, Star Provisions, and Abattoir, will be creating traditional Southern picnic dishes for a Nickel Bottom Community Garden fundraiser on May 19. The event, called BUDS, will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. behind Floataway Café and include bocce, cornhole, live music, a raffle, a wildlife release, and of course, food prepared by Quatrano and Floataway executive chef Todd Immel.

The menu includes:
Early hothouse tomato gazpacho
Local, organic fried chicken
Roasted asparagus, leek and cucumber vinaigrette
Daniel’s German fingerling potato salad
Biscuits with sweet butter and tupelo honey
Macerated Summerland Farm strawberries
Classic chocolate brownies

Tickets to the event cost $99 per person and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/374754. For more information, visit http://www.floatawaycommunity.com/.