Spanish Paella de Marisco and Tapas Cooking Class at the Farm New Paltz

Date(s) - 05/05/2018 - 12/29/2019
3:30 pm - 11:00 am


Event Details

Barcelona may be thousands of miles away, but with a private lesson you will be able to whip up this Spanish specialty at any time. The calling card of Spain, paella is a festive way to bring friends and family together. In this class, we expand your repertoire of spices and cooking together in exploring the rustic flavors of Spain.

 On the menu:

  •  Paella de Marisco (Seafood Paella) infused with our handpicked Kashmiri Saffron
  • Catalan Tomato-Garlic Toasts
  • House-made spiced Cardamom Sangria

Class Description:

Join us for this hands-on class where working alongside your special someone and other students, you’ll discover how fun and exciting it is to prepare a meal together.  In this class we combine traditional Spanish flavors with fresh, seasonal ingredients and spices to create this world-famous dish. This one one-pot rice dish is easy to make and perfect for casual weeknights, a romantic dinner or for entertaining!

 “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

 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 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’s Farmstead, a foundation dedicated to empower, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource curators.

Need to know information and what to expect:

At the farm cooking school, there are no hard-to-find ingredients or strange cookware. Great cooking isn’t about recipes—it’s about the quality and nutrients of the ingredients and techniques. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

Classes are 2 hours, unless otherwise noted above.

Hands-on classes are limited to 6 students

You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class

 Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

We will supply aprons and all cooking equipment/tools. However, if you prefer to use your own kitchen knife, you are welcome to bring it.

 You will enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates

 Please bring empty containers to take home leftovers

 Students receive a coupon good for 10% off at our spice shop on purchases the day of class.

 All recipes are developed using common cooking and baking ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu titles, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc.  If you have a food allergy, please inform us at info@nirmalaskitchen before attending the class.

 Adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class.

 All class sales are final. 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.

 Although it very rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel or change the time or date of the event or class due to weather, safety, or other uncontrollable circumstances. You may schedule or select another class of equal value within the following two months by emailing us at [email protected]

 All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent.

 No pets allowed.

 Complete recipes from the class will be emailed to you.

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.

 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.



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