Tickets are on sale for Gourmet in the Garden April 22 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.

The 7-10 p.m. outdoor garden fine dining experience will offer cuisine by local award-winning chefs and their eateries. The fundraiser supports the Botanic Gardens and the Louisiana Culinary Institute.

Signature dishes will be created with farm products unique to the Red Stick area and Louisiana by student and professional chefs from LCI who will go head-to-head in cooking competitions.

The meal will be followed by music and dancing. Tickets are $60 online at, and $70 at the door (subject to availability). Patrons must be 21 years of age .

There will be no rain-out date. Ticket-holders are asked to consider the purchase a donation to the Gardens.