Saturday, November 11th from 9 am – 10 am TICKETS
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.
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.