Chili & Tomato Tasting

Tasters and testers in late summer

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Gardens

In collaboration with Gartneri Toftegaard, Tivoli is inviting visitors to a Chili & Tomato Tasting on the 11th of September.

As well as tasters of organic tomatoes and chili peppers, the afternoon will feature interesting talks and the chance to buy a range of plants, posters, books etc. All with the expert advice of the friendly gardeners and volunteers from Gartneri Toftegaard.

We hope Tivoli's visitors will relish the opportunity to step up as tasters, e.g. testing themselves or competing against friends to score highest on the chili barometer in our great chili tasting challenge. About 40 chili varieties and 40 kinds of tomatoes will be there for tasting!

You might also like to try brand new varieties that the gardeners will be bringing to Tivoli for this special occasion. You can even help to determine the strength of the new types of chilies.

At the Orangery stage Lene Tvedegaard will entertain visitors with descriptions of how they are used, their strength and cultivation. We will see what chili peppers do to the body and understand where the strength is located in the fruit and can then judge the strength before adding the fruit to dishes.

Tivoli's visitors will also hear about the tomato, the world's most widespread fruit – and with good reason. We will be exploring their use, cultivation and taste. Tomatoes can taste of grapes, apples and other flavors, as Lene Tvedegaard will explain during her talk on tomatoes.

Lene Tvedegaard has written several books on tomatoes and chilies and runs the organic plant nursery Gartneri Toftegaard.

The Chili & Tomato Tasting will be held in the area around the Pergola Gardens in Tivoli. Come and be inspired!

Read more about Gartneri Toftegaard here