Destination Dinner: Great Ape-ril Dinner
April 19 & 20
APRIL 19 SOLD OUT!
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
$75 per person
Enjoy a unique meal among the great apes! Zookeepers will host a talk to discuss the great apes, toss treats, and show the gorilla playroom before a unique dining experience! Different meal courses will be offered at the chimpanzee, gorilla and orangutan habitats.The event will also include a keeper talk in the Africa Amphitheater. A silent auction will give attendees the opportunity to bid on ape art and a special behind the scenes tour of the ape house for two, which will include a painting done by a gorilla during the tour. The meal will include delicious appetizers, a first course, main course and dessert including ape-inspired veggies.
Strolling hors d'oeuvresCrab cocktails shooters
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus, balsamic glaze
Bruschetta w/ cucumber, lemon caper cream cheese
SaladBibb lettucs and blonde frisee, heirloom tomato, black pepper bacon, shallot, warm brown butter vinaigrette.
SoupCreamy Forest Mushroom soup with chives
Grilled Pork tenderloin, dark cherry demi glace, roasted broccolini w/ citrus gremolata, thyme roasted fingerling potatoes.
Flourless chocolate torte, salted caramel drizzle, blueberry compote.
Welcome Drink and Cash Bar
Like An Animal, The Grazing & Sex Tour
ABQ BioPark Zoo
$45 per person
Indulge your animal instincts with an adults-only tour of sexual happenings and habits of the ABQ BioPark Zoo animals. Our resident experts will divulge the details of the curious romantic rituals and strategies of animals.
Tickets include Zoo admission, a 1.5 hour tour, tapas-style appetizers and a cash bar.
Chilled couscous w/ cucumber, feta, tomatoes, mint
Grilled chicken kebabs w/ onion & peppers, tzatziki sauce
Wild berry salad w/ harvest greens, fresh berries, marinated fresh mozzarella, red onion, balsamic vinaigrette
Curried butter chicken, basmati rice, mango chutney, naan bread
Brownie parfaits w/ vanilla pudding, strawberries