13th Annual Edible Flowers Food Fest Accepting Reservations Now

PITTSBURGH – This is a “Foodies Alert” for the adventurous! If you want to explore interesting dishes, in a charming & rustic setting, we invite you to experience the 13th Annual Edible Flowers Food Fest. This year’s food fest will be held on Thursday, July 18th - 7:00 pm at the Buffalo Inn, South Park. Reservations are required, as this popular event fills up quickly.

The cost is $20 per guest, cash or check at the door only, and all proceeds will benefit Allegheny County Parks. To reserve your spot call (412) 473-2540 or email  sew19@psu.edu with your NAME, DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER with AREA CODE and the number attending. Please note that this is a new phone number for registration. 

Presented by Allegheny County Parks and co-sponsored by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County, 2013’s selections highlight dishes featuring roses and lavender, a nod to some of the widest used edible flowers. The menu will include perennial favorite, many of which are gluten free (GF)! Below is a sampling of what guests will enjoy:


        Basil Lemonade (GF) 

Strawberry Lavender Lemonade (GF) 

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Nasturtiums (GF) 

Spring Greens with Lavender-Blueberry Vinegar (GF) 

Oriental Broccoli Salad  

Chicken with Lavender and Honey (GF) 

Beef with a Cherry-Rose Chutney (GF) 

Shrimp with Orange Ginger Sauce and edible flowers (GF) 

Russian Teacakes with Lavender  

Rose Petal Ice Cream 


Driving directions, to the Buffalo Inn, are available on the web or you can program your GPS to 1801 Brownsville Road, South Park Township, PA 15129. The Buffalo Inn is completely accessible and will have dedicated servers for those that need assistance. Should you require this service, please let us know when registering. We hope to see you at the food fest! 


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