Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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See the elephant twins daily from 11-11:30 a.m. and 2–2:30 p.m. at the Pachyderm Pavilion viewing windows.

Gourmet Dinner Series

Featuring savory dishes skillfully prepared by Executive Chef Dan Hudson.

Must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Marvelous Mardi Gras Medley paired with Rum

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Friday, February 10 | 6-9 p.m.

Oysters Rockefeller — oysters on the half shell baked with bread crumbs, lemon, parsley, and butter

Muffuletta sandwich — a true New Orleans original —  made with Italian charcuterie and a spicy olive spread on soft bread

Shrimp étouffée — shrimp stew made with the Holy Trinity of celery, onion, and green pepper, dark roux, and Cajun seasonings; served over white rice

Fried catfish — crispy fried catfish filet, served over maque choux, a classic Cajun dish of corn, peppers, onions, and spices

Bananas Foster — bananas cooked in a brown sugar butter sauce and flambéed with rum, served over vanilla ice cream

King cake — this vibrantly colored cake is baked with a special surprise inside–whoever finds the surprise wins the prize!


Savory and Sustainable Seafood paired with Wine

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Save the Date!

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 6-9 p.m.

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Flavors of South Africa paired with South African Wine

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Save the Date!

Friday, April 28, 2023 | 6-9 p.m.

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