Seward House to Host Culinary Expeditions Garden Party

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Get ready for some internationally-inspired cuisine, because the Seward House Museum will be hosting the “Culinary Expeditions” garden party featuring fresh seafood and other delicious selections.

To celebrate William Seward’s travels around the world, this fundraiser will bring international food sampled from the places he visited. Dishes inspired by California and Alaska as well as Mexico and Cuba will be featured at the event, among other local vendors such as Prison City Brewery.

The Sherwood Inn will bring California-inspired dishes, Mesa Grande from Auburn will represent the foods of Mexico, the Inns of Aurora is providing desserts, and a food truck from Rochester will be serving Cuban sandwiches, according to Allison Hinman from the Seward House Museum.  

“I actually grew up in California,” said Dan Hudson, the Sherwood Inn’s Executive Chef when speaking about inspirations for the avocado toast and shrimp dishes to be offered at the event. “Avocados are grown [in California], sourdough bread in San Francisco is a pretty famous thing, and then [we’re serving] some fresh seafood as we wanted to keep it light because it’s summertime.”

William Seward served as the governor of New York, worked in the United States Senate, and was the United States Secretary of State from 1861-1869. As he was a cigar connoisseur, Seward House will bring the Santiago Cigar Factory from Rochester to hand-roll cigars at the event as well.

The Culinary Expeditions garden party will take place July 6th from 6pm-9pm at the Seward House Museum. Tickets are $38 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission, and  covers tastings from all four food vendors as well as two drink tickets.

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