Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Russian Bath & Borscht

July 24, 2011 1:00 pm
July 24, 2011 3:00 pm
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268 East 10th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10009

There is no troupe more capable than the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club to take on the experience of Russian bath & borscht. This is one of the most sensational combos we can dream of- the cooling qualities of cold beet soup alongside the heated benefits of the Russian Bathhouse highlighting tactile and savory pleasures. We’ll enter the Russian bath room, wrapped in 20,000 pounds of rock slow-cooked overnight, and experience the unique type of heat that only emanates from truly penetrated stone. When the heat is more than you’ve asked for, turn to the bucket for solace, filling it with ice cold water and dumping it over your head like a true Russian. You’ll lie down for the platza treatment, low and behold the swath of oak leaves soaked in olive oil soap wacking you all about to release your pores, muscles and tension in an experience some call Jewish acupuncture. After this whirlwind eastern style spa, bath treatment, many report a uniquely fried sensation that brings them a sense of relaxed euphoria- what better way to adorn that blissful state than with a belly full of cooling borsch? When we’re beat from the heat, we’ll turn to the beet in all of its borscht-y glory. We’ll enjoy a cold, Russian borscht chockfull of that vivacious, beet red color (hopefully not the same color as your Russian bath face). Turn up the heat, then turn down the heat- have it all the Russian way. Bathe like a true Ger-Nis Summer Social Clubber, with all hands way, way in and one very close to a delicious meal!

*Class meets at Russian & Turkish Bath NY at 1:00 PM

Recipes Inspired By this Event: Nissa’s Borscht

Class Type: Ger-Nis Summer Social Club, Adults 18 years and older

Class Notes: Only 15 spots for this Ger-Nis Summer Social Club, it’s going to be HOT and beety!

Cost: $30 Day Pass (Pay Russian Bathhouse), Discounts for Social Club Members

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Nissa Pierson

Nissa Pierson, Managing Director of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, loves the intensity of life- and nothing says it better than an all-sensory experience set in the Russian & Turkish NY bath house. Cool soups are one of Nissa’s specialties, and her love of beets helps make one of the best borschts around. Noted marketing expert, accredited recipe writer, and herb farming extraordinaire, Nissa has led the way for Ger-Nis International LLC for nearly a decade, pioneering a new course for Fair-Trade & Organic Fruit and Vegetable Distribution. Nissa is a self-taught cook, employing truly tried-and-true techniques not found in so many other places, lending a deliciously, unique quality to every dish she prepares. She is a big fan of riding the waves and horses but not roller coasters. Contact Nissa

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