Wednesday, May 31
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us as we continue to revolutionize the way people think about health-supportive ingredients by introducing a new concept just in time for our 40th anniversary – Shrub @ NGI. Shrub is an elevated way to socialize, a healthier way to Happy Hour where guests unwind with nonalcoholic cordials, tinctures and elixirs. During a 1 1/2-hour session, you will learn recipes and techniques for making your own, festive beverages; snack on delicious, plant-based hors d’oeuvres; and mingle to swanky playlists. Come to Shrub after a long day, and we’ll send you on your way with the energy to tackle your evening workout or dinner prep, and face the coming day with newfound vitality. May is all about learning how to create traditional berry shrubs, root to frond!
Strawberry Rhubarb Spritzer with Pick-Your-Own Muddled Herb Adventure
Crushed Blueberry Kiwi Shrub with Choose-Your-Own Tea Pairing (Hibiscus, White, or Holy Basil Tea)
Garam Masala Popcorn
Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Rhubarb-Scented Strawberry Sorbet
Leah Van Tassel is one of the Natural Gourmet’s own Chef Training Program graduates, working as a Personal Chef based in Manhattan since 2014 with a focus on health-supportive, gluten free meals for the whole family. She does private parties, small weddings, and retreat weekends with fellow NGI Alum, Kristin Hatfield. Before moving to New York she worked in Atlanta’s vibrant food scene creating gluten free baked goods for Duck’s Kitchen and Dancing Goats Coffee Bar. Her path to a culinary career winds all the way back to childhood, spending many summer days helping in the garden and enjoying truly fresh vegetables and the satisfaction of digging, planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting alongside her mom and grandma. She believes thoughtfully prepared food is an expression of love.
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