‘Edible Evening’ benefits school garden programs in New Orleans _lowres

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Dwayne Thompson, 9, helps out as third graders work in the garden to transplant seedlings and water during a spring garden planting at Langston Hughes Academy in New Orleans, La. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Edible Schoolyard, now in five school locations, turns 10 and a big celebration will be held in March at the Dream Keeper Garden by Langston Hughes Academy.

A popular spring garden party that benefits public school gardens and teaching kitchens has a new location this year.

The sixth annual “Edible Evening,” presented by Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, will be held at Langston Hughes Elementary School’s Dreamkeeper Garden, 3519 Trafalgar St.

The Edible Evening supports five school gardens and two teaching kitchens at five New Orleans charter schools operated by FirstLine Schools. Previous garden parties were held at Green Charter School Uptown.

As in previous years, the event will feature gourmet food from celebrated restaurants, a silent auction and wines presented by Presqu’ile Winery of Santa Maria, California.

The evening will also feature musical guests Seguenon Kone, Social Set, and Tuba Skinny, with the support of a generous donation by Positive Vibrations Foundation.

The party starts at 7 p.m., following a Patron Hour presented by Dickie Brennan and Co.

Restaurants partnering with An Edible Evening include Atchafalaya, Bacchanal, Canal Street Bistro, Capdeville, Carmo, Chartwells, Commander’s Palace, Cowbell, Cure Co., Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Dooky Chase’s, Fulton Alley, French Truck Coffee, High Hat, Jack and Jake’s, K Restaurant, Kebab, Killer Poboys, La Petite Grocery, Latitude 29, Liberty’s Kitchen, Link Restaurant Group, Maurepas Foods, Mondo, Mopho, NOLA Pie Guy with Good Eggs, Nolavore, Pizza Delicious, Ralph’s on the Park, St. James Cheese Company, Seoul Shack, Shaya, Slow Food New Orleans, Southern Hospitality Catering, Stickball, Sugerman’s Bagels, Swiss Confectionery, Tableau, Taceaux Loceaux, Toups Meatery, Twelve Mile Limit, Ursa Major, Whole Foods Market, and Woody’s Fish Tacos.

Tickets are $60 at the door.

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans describes itself as a “seed-to-table food education program” focusing on hands-on gardening and kitchen classes integrated into the school curriculum of the five schools operated by FirstLine Schools.

For more information, visit www.esynola.org.