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Hudson Valley Spice Route - Spice Tasting Tour at Nirmala's Farmstead

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Highland, New Paltz

690 New Paltz Road

Highland, NY 12528

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The Hudson Valley Spice Route

Follow the cinnamon hues of Fall to Nirmala’s Farmstead in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, where we explore the Sensory Characteristics of Spices, its colorful history and medicinal properties.

The tasting tour is held in our heavenly-scented-culinary apothecary spice shop. A historic destination, where classic Dutch-American farm architecture merges with global influences, foods and cultures.

Origins of Spices

Your spice expedition begins with an educational journey of its origins, and how for centuries it was not only used to flavor food, but has led to historic explorations, wars and conquests.

Mindful Spice Tasting

Sip and Savor! Evaluate the taste and aroma of spices as we indulge your senses mindfully, in a variety of liquid spice teas and tisanes.

Hands of Spices

Try mixing and pounding spices with one of our antique mortar and pestle and take home your creation. Walk away with skills and knowledge to blend spices in your own kitchen.

Spice and Thyme

You have places to go and things to do in the Hudson Valley! That’s why we keep our spice tasting tours intimate and in a neat action-packed sixty minutes; held early in the morning or early evenings.

This AM or PM real spice experience preps your palate for many other delectable to savor in your visit to the Valley. Our tours are limited to 6 people. We are family friendly and will host kids 12 years and older.

Spice Deals!

Receive a 10 % off discount, valid at our shop for the purchase of cooking classes, spices and merchandise.


ABOUT NIRMALA'S KITCHEN

Nirmala’s Kitchen is a leading specialty spice manufacturer headquartered in New York’s Hudson Valley and founded in 2003 by Nirmala Narine. She has travelled to over 167 countries working with local farmers in search of unique spices, studying their flavors and combining her extensive Ayurvedic knowledge to create spice blends that fuse cultures through food.

Nirmala started out selling spices at local markets, cultural events and at museums. Now Michelin 3-star chefs seek after her flavorful line of distinctive and high quality spices. Her line of products are sold on six continents


“A true talent for discovering wonderful things—we refer to her as the Indiana Jones of spices.” Eric Ripert, Executive Chef/Co-owner at Le Bernardin

“the spice rack that has everything” by The New York Times


"The Mistress of Spices" Martha Stewart

Today, Nirmala’s farm is truly a destination, once a working dairy ranch and vibrant rodeo from the 1800s through the 1960s. Five decades later, she has reincarnated the farm to the art of whole living; an Agroecology destination, Spice Shop, Apiary, a hands-on learning Cooking School, Spice Suppers, and an Ayurvedic holistic wellness center, focusing on transcendental yoga meditation.

Nirmala is a sought after speaker and consultant on global trends, flavor, and fragrance. She is the author of a YA novel, Ellishiva Cinnamon, and multiple travel-memoir cookbooks, the television host and executive producer of Nirmala’s Spice World (ZLiving Network), and the founder of Nirmala Global Village, a foundation dedicated to empowering orphans around the world.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 12-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you are driving to the event, directions from the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) are as follows:

Take Exit 18, New Paltz. Pass through the toll plaza to the traffic light. Turn right onto Route 299. Proceed through two traffic lights. At the second light by Lowe’s make a left, go one block to a stop sign, make a right.

We are less than a half-mile, look for white horse fence on the left. If you past the church you have gone too far.

Bus and Train Travel

Bus service is available on Adirondack Trailways to the New Paltz. Service departs from Port Authority in NYC, Albany Trailways, Route 17 in Ridgewood, NJ and locations in southern New York and Long Island. Trailways can be reached at 800-858-8555 and online at http://www.trailwaysny.com. Bus is 80 minutes from NYC.

Train service is available via Metro North and Amtrak trains to the Poughkeepsie Train Station, approximately 15 minutes away from Highland. From New York City, Metro North leaves from Grand Central and Amtrak leaves from Pennsylvania Station. Information is available at http://www.mta.info for Metro North, and http://www.amtrak.com for Amtrak trains. Train is 95 minutes from NYC

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please wear close-toed shoes and tie back long hair.

No pets allowed.

LIABILITY WAIVER

By registering for a class at Nirmala’s Kitchen, the guest agrees to the following policies. Nirmala’s Kitchen is not liable for the following:

• Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property and/or equipment.

• Any bodily injuries or damages that you may sustain as a result of participating in any class, workshop, or program on Nirmala’s Kitchen property.

PHOTO RELEASE

Unless you explicitly make a request to our management team not to be photographed, Nirmala’s Kitchen has full consent to take photographs while you are on our premises. Nirmala’s Kitchen has full and unrestricted publishing and use rights of these photographs.

Curriculum is subject to revision.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@nirmalaskitchen.com

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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Cancellation policy: We do not offer refunds on purchased tickets. If you are unable to attend a class and notify us at least one week (7 days) in advance, you may select another class of equal value within the following two months or when the series is being taught again.


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