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Experience the World through Food at a Destination Dinner


Culinary travels take diners to Alaska, Asia and Africa.

Experience the World through Food at a Destination Dinner

Fall 2013 Destination Dinners. Image courtesy of New Mexico BioPark Society.

October 1, 2013

Take an international adventure without ever leaving Albuquerque during a Destination Dinner at the Zoo. Guests can experience the exotic and delicious cuisines of Alaska, Asia and Africa without worrying about delayed flights, lost baggage or jet lag. Gourmet five-course dinners are set in unique zoo locations as enticing and alluring as the food. Reserve your seat for a delicious meal at the polar bears’ Inukshuk Bay on October 5 or in the Reptile House on November 2.

Alaska. Feed your appetite for adventure, and dine with polar bear brothers Kiska and Koluk at Inukshuk Bay on October 5:

  • Juniper-crusted venison medallions
  • Dungeness crab ceviche salad
  • Mustard & brown sugar salmon
  • Rio Grande IPA braised rabbit
  • Blackberry sorbet with candied mint leaves
  • Spirits for guests 21 and older

Welcome to Our Exotic Earth. Take a journey through the world of exotic, rare and sometimes venomous reptiles on November 2:

  • Salad with vegetables of the southwest region of North America
  • Coil sausage and African-inspired side dishes
  • Pho with chicken and exotic Asian vegetables
  • Turtle gumbo with alligator dirty rice
  • Exotic Chinese desserts and teas
  • Spirits for guests 21 and older

Reservations are required and guests can purchase tickets online. A portion of proceeds benefit the New Mexico BioPark Society, a non-profit that supports the Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and Aquarium. Destination Dinners are hosted by System Services of America (SSA) and are not tax-deductible. For more information, email [email protected] or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000).

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