Chef Tag Grandgeorge joined the Terrace Hill staff in spring 2023. Tag was the long-time owner and chef at Le Jardin in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines. Tag is bringing his Tomato Dinner to Terrace Hill to benefit the Terrace Hill Partnership, the sole non-profit organization that supports the historical landmark. 

A Des Moines-area favorite, the Tomato Dinners feature several courses containing locally grown heirloom tomatoes—yes, even the dessert course! This year, Tag plans to go all-out for his inaugural Tomato Dinner at the Governor’s Residence which marks his 20th year of staging the event. 

The Tomato Dinner at Terrace Hill will be on Wednesday, September 6 and will feature an eight-course menu with wine pairings. Guests will start with an appetizer and spritzer in the Drawing Room and have a chance to tour the historic home. Guests will then be seated for dinner in the formal Dining Room for the meal. 

All-inclusive reservations are $200 per guest + processing fees and are available on Eventbrite at or by calling the Terrace Hill office at 515-281-7205.