Practical, Inspirational, Thought-Provoking.

Kansas City Garden Symposium Banquet

6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Grand Street Cafe


Enjoy an evening with Joe Lamp’l host of the PBS series Growing a Greener World as he takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most popular stories of the show. The show features organic gardening, green living and farm-to-table cooking and focuses on compelling and inspirational segments that share not only DIY information but also sustainability that we gardeners can all use at home.

We will start the evening off at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar and time for all the gardeners to mingle with each other as well as all of our Kansas City Garden Symposium Speakers.

At 7 p.m. we will all be seated for a delectable dinner that only Lidia’s could provide. You will have your choice of Lidia’s signature Pasta Trio, Pollo Limone or Salmone. All meals will be served with a Caesar Salad and Tiramisu for dessert. See the complete menu options below.

At 8 p.m. we will start the program with Joe Lamp’l

The Dinner will be held in the Terrazza private dining room which is located on the main level with easy access to the ample free parking.

Reservations are required for this event.

All entrées are served with a Caesar salad and Lidia’s version of Tiramisu with layers of espresso soaked ladyfingers and rum flavored mascarpone cream.

Please choose one of the following entrées when making your reservation online using the drop down menu. If mailing in your registration please notate your entrée choices.

  • The Pasta Trio – A Chef’s tasting menu of three housemade and imported pastas paired with three delicious sauces. The menu changes daily based upon the best available ingredients in the market. This option can be created as a vegetarian option.
  • Pollo Limone – Scallopine chicken breasts with a sauce of roasted lemons, capers, and olives, served with sautéed spinach.
  • Salmone – Grilled salmon fillet served over a mash of Yukon gold potatoes and string beans, with a Dijon mustard sauce.

This years Kansas City Garden Symposium is focusing on  gardeners growing your own way.