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Savory Sweet Potatoes

October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 20

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Leslie Botanical Classrooms

$30 nonmembers | $25 WBG members (use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)

Ages 21+


Bundle up and get ready for this fall-inspired menu. Louisville Chef, Nikkia Rhodes, finds herself inspired by a sweet-tasting root vegetable, the sweet potato. Grown from our own garden, prepare for a cozy night at the Gardens.

The menu for the evening will include a sweet potato hash tasting paired with sweet potato biscuits with sorghum butter. She will demo each, discussing how to prepare, cook, and serve.

A fall cocktail prepared by a Spirit mentee from the LEE initiative will also be shared. Come try her take on a classic whiskey sour, using roasted cinnamon infused Maker’s Mark, sweet potato demerara syrup, and lemon.

Chef: Nikkia Rhodes is a Louisville chef who teaches culinary arts at Iroquois high school. She founded and was the executive chef of the McAtee Community Kitchen and has participated in various ways with the LEE Initiative.  Chef Nikkia was also named one of Southern Living Magazine’s cooks of the year! 

Mixologist: Sarah McCabe has been in the service industry for about 9 years, but over the last 4, has fallen enamored with cocktails and spirits education. Sarah is passionate about establishing sustainable practices and is thrilled to be a spirit mentee of the LEE Initiative, where she will be mentored by female leaders in the industry. You can currently find Sarah as the Assistant GM at Osteria Georgi in Chapel Hill.


Refund Policy
Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another student. In this case, please notify KAT RIVERS at KRIVERS@WATERFRONTGARDENS.ORG or 502-276-5404 with the name of who will attend in your place. Multi-event series cannot be transferred. In the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.), we will attempt to reschedule the class or event. If there is no reschedule, the purchaser will be issued a full refund. Refunds are issued by check only.
Emergency Cancellation
In the event of an emergency cancellation, the Gardens will contact registered students with a cancellation notice (always provide/maintain a current email address and phone number so that we may notify you of an emergency or cancellation). The Gardens will attempt to reschedule classes cancelled due to an emergency event if possible.


October 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG
1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States