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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club- August Membership
Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:00 AM (EDT)
Brooklyn, United States
Summer Membership Offers August Membership
August 15th - September 15th
$50 monthly membership: Grants you the same benefits as seasonal membership but does not offer a free class!
Ger-Nis Summer Social Club
This is our answer to free & cheap sustainable foodie social fun. Everyone proclaimed difficult it would be to fill classes all summer because everyone leaves NYC for the season. They way we figure, with 11 million people and rising, there have got to be a few that stay behind! For those of us who do stay, we are offering the ultimate summer deal that will not only keep your pocketbook from draining but fill your social calendar up with exactly the kinds of activities you like to do! In addition to offering our normal, super fun and educational culinary classes with an emphasis on sustainable, local, seasonal and organic food, we are launching the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club! The Social Club is a place where the staff at Ger-Nis transforms your foodie meet-up dreams into reality! The Ger-Nis staff has arranged fun, cheap and mostly free things to do throughout the summer that bring in a whole slew of like-minded fellow foodies absorbing the beauty of the city that we chose to stay in this summer! The Social Club is a sure fire way to an explosively cheap and socially rewarding summer! So check out our Summer Social Club Calendar and see what exciting opportunities await you when it comes to Sustainable Social Bliss!
Just to prove to you how serious we are about saving you money, we’re offering premier memberships to our customers that ensure them a summer filled with savings on EVERYTHING we have going on all season! Try the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club on for size, save big and make lots and lots of new sustainable foodie friends!
What you get:
EXCLUSIVE FOR OUR SUMMER SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERS ONLY!
· Reserved Spots for the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club Sustainable Foodie Meet-Ups
· Major discounts at nearly all of the Summer Social Club events!
· Pre-sale tickets to all Ger-Nis special events for Social Club members prior to public sale!
· 20 % off all classes throughout the summer, applied to both adults and children
· 25% off all events throughout the summer, including: Ger-Nis Summer Supper Club; Sustainable Seafood Event: Summer Dishes With Sustainable Fishes, A Blue Ocean Institute Benefit; Ger-Nis BBQ Bonanza; Ger-Nis Chili Pepper Fest, A Celebration Of All Things Hot and many more!
· 15% off all Sustainable Local Road Trippin’ events
· Coupons & deals from our local neighbors throughout the summer
· 50% off last minute, need-to-fill classes, Ger-Nis will email members with option to buy tickets
· 10% off any Kids in the Kitchen classes & camps
· 10% off any Ger-Nis Summer School classes (educational classes!)
· Reserved Spots for all Summer Social Club members in each class, so never miss the class you want!
· Lunch At Ger-Nis contest: Monthly summer (June, July, August) drawing of Social Club members for an exclusive opportunity to attend and cook Lunch At Ger-Nis!
· Exclusive sign-up for members to attend our Summer Ger-Nis Test Kitchen Classes, taking place once each month, where you get a chance to test recipes with the Ger-Nis Staff!
· Lastly, all Summer Social Club Members will be able to upgrade to an Annual Membership for 25% when we launch the new Social Club in the fall with added features, a new website and many more social snippets of fun!
The fine print: Does not exist…not yet at least!
Upcoming Summer Events to take notice of:
Summer Social Club Events: Weekly events for free or on the cheap all over the city with like minded foodie folks! Check out our calendar and sign up for these free organized outings today. Try Rolling Through Central Park Chasing The Tavern Trucks; Lunch Meat At Mile End; Let’s Get Baked Before We Volunteer At Red Hook Community Farms; Russian Baths & Borscht; Lettuce Shred It At Rockaway (Surf & Sandwich), and a whole lot more…….
Sunday Supper Club: This summer we are hitting the road with a super special, mobile Social Club featuring a local chef (to be announced soon) and the magical Bedell Winery of Long Island. Remove yourself from the city for a magical night of 5 courses, live jazz, grapes right at your fingertips, local oysters, the region’s best farmers and food artisans, wine GALORE and a sunset dinner amidst people who simply love delicious, sustainable foods.
Ger-Nis BBQ Bonanza Weekend: A celebration of all things BBQ! Learn the tools and tricks of the barbeque all weekend long! No one gets left out here at our BBQ Bonanza, featuring barbequed fruit, vegan and vegetarian foods, sustainable meats and seafood. The four day festival includes special culinary classes, chef demos, lectures, and a big grand finale cook-off in Prospect Park with some of Brooklyn’s best foodie judges!
Summer Dishes with the Fishes: A sustainable seafood education event & benefit-fundraiser for Blue Ocean Institute. This amazing event will feature one of Brooklyn’s hottest chefs who will teach us how to prepare summer’s local & sustainable seafood while the Blue Ocean Institute and Whole Foods and real life sustainable fishermen provide us with the sustainable seafood scoop we crave. The class will be followed by a silent auction fundraiser and a cocktail and nibble party featuring Ger-Nis’ signature herbal cocktails and herbalized nibbles! Expect some major exciting foodie items to be available in our silent auction!
Brooklyn BBQ & Vintage Moet: One of the most elaborate and upscale events taking place this summer as we pair up with Moet Hennesy USA and all their champagne houses: Moet, Chandon, Dom Perignon, Krug, and more. The Brooklyn Grange rooftop welcomes us for this amazing event where vintage champagne, Brooklyn & BBQ collide in high style using the most local and seasonal ingredients available this summer! Our Chef Gabe McMackin will choreograph the entire meal from the rooftop kitchen, and as usual we are bubbling over with excitement to have him and his exquisitely simple and pure style back at Ger-Nis! Allow the views and the bubbles to sweep you away!
Ger-Nis Chili Pepper Festival, A Celebration Of All Things Hot! This summer we take four days to celebrate the best of summer’s heat, chili peppers! Four days of fantastic, nonstop events, lectures, demos, classes and a grand finale hip-hot cocktail party and hot sauce contest! We will feature some of Brooklyn’s finest mixologists as they battle it out with a CHILI HOT drink-off, where you will be the judge! (Surprise venue for this party!) This will certainly be Brooklyn’s hottest & most awaited event all summer!
Local Road Trippin’: We are venturing beyond our walls as part of our new division at Ger-Nis where we guide you on local & global agricultural and gastronomical tours all over the map! This summer we are keeping it local as we venture to places near and far. Jump in our vans as we take you on full tours of some of our areas best kept secrets and those places you just haven’t quite made it to yet! Small groups, heaps of fun and always sustainable destinations are the mainstays! On these cheap & easy local trips we will see Bee Apiaries, Coffee Roasters, Wineries, Herb Farms, the Queens County Farm Museum and many other destinations where we take the reins and set the journey in motion… all you have to do is show up, absorb, eat and drink!
Brooklyn Conversations At Our Stove: A new series launching this summer where the finest Brooklyn chefs migrate to our stove here at Ger-Nis to teach us all about what they do! It provides us a firsthand look into the life of the chef, the restaurant and the places we love to eat. Expect hands-on, fun and recipes for your favorite places, a few drinks and other surprises up our sleeves! Look for the best of the best: Ryan Angulo of Buttermilk Channel, David Shea of Applewood, Rafael Hasid of Miriam, Roberto Santibanez of Fonda and many more!
The Brooklyn Artisanal Kitchen Series: Brooklyn’s artisans are one of the hottest commodities and greatest assets of the borough these days both on a national and global scale! That’s why here at
Ger-Nis we are launching a new summer series where the artisans are coming to us to let us in on their secrets and reveal all the details about and passions behind their creations. We’re lucky to have the most creative artisans in our kitchen this summer from Salvatore Brooklyn to Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream and many more to come!
Summer Instructor Jack Pot: This summer you are not the only one left in town, many of the city’s finest culinary instructors are here and ready to show us their best and most delicious dishes. We will learn mind-blowing vegan desserts from the Queen of Vegan Desserts herself, Fran Costigan. We’ll go summer foraging with Brooklyn’s own resident locavore, Leda Meredith. Italian Cheeses and Prosecco with Allison Schuman will make the most of temptingly, cheesy goodness sealed with sweet summer bubbly. Cathy Erway will do us well with her infamous Asian dumplings. We will embark on a Raw Foods Global Trek to Bliss with Kristin Slaby. Hagan Blount will let us taste a whole slew of unique beers this summer with a beer series that not only lets us taste them but shows us how to cook with them too! We cannot forget to shout out to many of our regular & new chef extraordinaire instructors: Evan Silberman, Suzy Scherr, Ashton Keefe, Palak Patel, Emily Elliot, Brendan McDermott and lots more!
Ger-Nis Summer School: This summer we make summer school cool again by offering amazing educational classes for dirt cheap! See some of the available classes on the calendar like: Heirloom Vegetables; Herbal Lip Balms & Glosses; Composting in an Urban Setting; What Do I Do About Recycling?; Four Beyond Buzz Words: Organic, Fair-Trade, Local & Sustainable; Kitchen Craft Makers and many, many more!
Some of Ger-Nis’ Hottest Culinary Classes This Summer: Tools & Tricks Of The Kitchen is geared to make your kitchen life easier by providing you with the techniques and the gadgets you need to excel. Bollywood Movie Night features Indian dishes and a Bollywood film. Curry It Up! transforms you into a master of fresh curry. Grab & Go Breakfasts saves you time and energy by providing you with delicious, healthy recipes to rely on for a quick but fulfilling first meal of the day. Ice Cream Sandwiches features ice cream sandwiches unlike any you’ve ever had before (check the recipes for a clue!). Summer Garden Paninis brings the garden to your favorite sandwiches showing you how to dress up a classic into a fantastic meal. Summer Sangrias & Tapas brings you the freshest tips on preparing summer’s two sought after meal stylings. Red, White & Bubbly (A Gay Ole Time) celebrates Gay Pride Week Ger-Nis style, featuring Bedell Winery! There are many, many, many more to come!