This looks cool to me; I'd love to have a dinner in the Tropical Forest at Phipps. Dinner might be a little pricey, but if it's top notch food combined with a wonderful ambiance, why not, we only live once. If dinner doesn't work for you try brunch. Admission to the conservatory is included, sounds like a great Friday night to me.
Here's the info from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens-
Phipps debuts prix fixe candlelight dinners in the Tropical Forest on Friday evenings
and Sunday brunch in Special Events Hall.
Fridays in the Forest: A prix fixe, three-course candlelight dinners featuring organic, local, seasonal
ingredients. $48.50 per person. Wine, beer and mixed drinks are available for an
additional charge. Seatings at 6 and 8 p.m.
Brunch in Bloom: Every Sunday, guests are invited to enjoy a gourmet, buffet-style
meal in Special Events Hall, located in the lush Tropical Forest Conservatory. Menu
items include made-to-order omelets, specialty crêpes, chef’s choice carved meat,
roasted vegetables, quiche, salad, fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. Seatings at 11 a.m.
and 12:30 p.m. Adults, $24.95; children 5-12, $11.95; children under 5, free.
Mimosas and Bloody Marys are available for an additional fee.
For both dinner and brunch: Admission to the Conservatory is included in the
ticket price. Prices are subject to change. Ask about vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free
options. Phipps members receive a 10-percent discount. Reservations required:
412/622-6914, ext. 6310.
I can't think of a better place to be at the end of winter.