Saint Louis Zoo’s 11th Annual Pollinator Dinner

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • 6 p.m. Exhibits and cash bar
  • 7:15 p.m. Dinner
  • 8:30 p.m. "Re-connecting the City to the Farm to the Wild through Bees, Birds and Bears" Speaker - Dr. Ed Spevak 

The Living World 

Join us for a special 11th annual Pollinator Dinner focusing on the diverse foods that pollinators help to provide. Before dinner, pick up seeds and enjoy a honey tasting and a honeybee-pollinated beverage as you visit exhibitor displays about pollinators, food, agriculture, gardening and habitat restoration.  After dinner, sip mead and enjoy a presentation about the conservation efforts of the Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation as well as other organizations across the country.  You’ll also learn what you can do to conserve pollinators and the habitats and foods that depend upon them as we celebrate National Pollinator Week.  A portion of the proceeds for this event supports the Center for Native Pollinator Conservation. 

Reservations

  • $50 for adults (13 and older)
  • $25 for children (2 to 12 years old)

Proceeds help support the Saint Louis Zoo’s Wildcare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation.

Reservations

Parking

Free parking is provided on the North Lot on Government Drive. See Parking & Directions for driving directions.

Menu

Salads

  • Grilled asparagus platter, shaved parmesan, and balsamic glaze
  • Marinated heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil
  • Field greens, strawberries, goat cheese, almonds, and roasted strawberry vinaigrette

Entrée

  • Wild mushrooms and spinach cannelloni, béchamel
  • Potato crusted salmon with red pepper sauce
  • Pecan smoked pork loin, green tomato chutney

Vegetable

  • Honey roasted heirloom carrots, spring peas, mint, benne seeds

Starch

  • Fennel pollen marble potatoes, Jersey cow butter, garden chives

Bread

  • Chefs' fall honey butter biscuits

Dessert

  • Chef spring honey flan with summer berries