Winter is the perfect time to entertain at home; bring hearty produce into new light, keep warm and create a glow all your own with old and new friends. This season we focus on root vegetables. It’s always fun to meet new people and the slow days of winter are a perfect excuse for that. This year, learn how to host your own greenmarket cocktail party by coming to one hosted by the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center. We’ll provide all the tips and recipes for recreating a sparkling evening that will be rooted in your memory for years to come, as well as offer a bounty of knowledge on what’s what with local fares, not to mention all the spirits. Our Greenmarket Mix & Mingle cocktail party comes complete with cold-weather recipes for herbal libations alongside tasty nibbles that will have guests begging for the secrets. We’ll keep it simple, so you don’t have to scramble to make any last minute adjustments and can focus on your company who will be noshing the night away. Let us provide the tools for singles or not singles to gain the confidence and knowledge in order to throw their own seasonal cocktail party at home. A completely hands on cocktail party class, with ample time to mix’ n mingle. Learn from our own founder, Nissa Pierson, the art of greenmarket mixology and learn to throw parties that will not only be local and sustainable but will wow your guest in flavors, all while keeping it easy and simple!
Nibbles~ Smoke & Spice Nuts with Dried Winter Greens, Herbed Garlic Pita Chips with Smoked Cauliflower Hummus, Parmesan Tortilla Chips and Winter Root Salsa, Winter Root Mini Fry Buckets & Homemade Ketchup, Sugar Beet Butter Cookies
Cocktails~ Maple & Parsnip Champagne with Rosemary Dust, Orange Beet Cava With Fresh Tarragon, The Dirty Turnip, Sweet Potato Mash, El Romero, Orange Salsify Negroni’s
Class Type: Greenmarket series, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: This winter, learn how to host your own greenmarket cocktail party and go home with local farmer knowledge!
Host: Nissa Pierson
Nissa Pierson, Managing Director of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, approaches life
head-on, believing that whatever one does in life one should do at full capacity. Noted Marketing expert, accredited recipe writer, and herb farming extraordinaire, Nissa Pierson has led the way for Ger-Nis International LLC and Ger-Nis Culinary Center for nearly a decade, pioneering a new course for Fair-Trade & Organic Fruit and Vegetable Distribution. This cat proves that an active curiosity actually just makes you better prepared for the many things life throws at you. This curious approach led her to tending giant basil fields in the California landscape which turned into selling herbs on massive scales for others which turned into selling herbs on massive scales for herself and their growers which, in turn, gave birth to the center we know and love today. She craves travel, seeking fresh herb and organic conversation throughout the world. 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. In her past life of herbal domination she traveled to Israel on average of ten times per year for over 8 years and she is her to share the love she found in the food. She is a big fan of riding the waves, horses and believes in looking within more than not. Contact Nissa