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Garden to Bistro event celebrates Bordentown restaurants, historic estate


Five Bordentown, N.J., eateries have joined forces with D&R Greenway Land Trust as founding partners of the Garden to Bistro event.

Each week during the month of October the event will showcase a restaurant where patrons can taste recipes created from produce harvested from this season’s historic Bonaparte Garden at Point Breeze. While visiting the restaurant, patrons can learn a bit of history from the Point Breeze table kiosk.

“Bistro month in October connects people to the land’s abundance by providing a taste of the historic Bonaparte Garden at Point Breeze,” said Linda Mead, president of D&R Greenway Land Trust.

Squash, turnips, carrots and beans grown from historic seed are the very same crops grown at Point Breeze when it was home to the exiled King of Spain, Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte. The garden’s first harvest in September was donated to Christ Church to feed the hungry.

“Now, thanks to our founding Garden to Bistro restaurants, these treasures of the land can be savored by all residents and visitors as they enjoy this history-rich and walkable town,” Mead said.

The Garden to Bistro restaurant lineup includes Hob Tavern, through Oct. 9; Old Town Pub, Oct. 10 to 16; Toscano, Oct. 17 to 23; Under the Moon, Oct. 24 to 30; and Crumb, dates to be announced.