Covent Garden restaurant, Petersham Nurseries, is kicking the new year off with a series of masterclasses, workshops, tastings and dinners.
Sharing lifelong passions for ethical and sustainable gardening, floristry and culinary excellence, the team at Petersham Nurseries will be sharing its wealth of knowledge and experience through the Urban School of Garden Inspiration, culinary workshops and wine events at its Covent Garden outpost throughout the year.
For those who’ve ditched Dry January – the events begin with Wine Tastings in The Delicatessen – and first up tonight is Friuli Whites and Puglia Reds. The fun and informal intimate stand-up tastings are run by Petersham Cellar and will focus on a different region each week, running Thursday evenings from 6.30-8pm until 21st February, £35 including paired canapés.
Founded by Lara Boglione and her husband, Giovanni Mazzei of Marchesi Mazzei, Petersham Cellar is an Italian wine merchant and wine club, that curates the wine menus and supplies all Petersham Nurseries restaurants.
Starting on Wednesday 16th January and set in the Delicatessen out of hours, Petersham Nurseries chefs will share recipes for traditional pasta dough, made using organic eggs from Haye Farm (Petersham Nurseries’ sister business) in this weekly workshop (6.30-8pm, £65).
Learn how to make restaurant quality pastas and impress family and friends with home-made ravioli, garganelli and tagliatelle, as well as a number of simple Italian sauces. At the end of the workshop, you’ll take home your freshly made pasta as well as pasta flour, Haye Farm eggs and a tomato sauce to use and recreate at home.
cool and calm
It’s not all carbs and carousing, the events include a series of Introduction to Mindfulness morning workshops, run by mindfulness and happiness expert Palma Michel, who will teach all about this ancient practice and the neuroscience behind it.
An effective way to train attention, create mental space, increase resilience, emotional intelligence, creativity and overall wellbeing, the introductory sessions look at the neuroscience behind mindfulness practice, and how it can work for us always-on urbanites to stop and smell the roses. Starts Thursday 17th January, 10-11.30 am, £45.
TIME FOR TEA
Second only to water, tea is the most consumed drink in the world. Who knew? Founder of Canton Tea, Jennifer Wood that’s who – and she explains the story of our favourite brew and the culture, rituals and myths that surround it through a series of tasting sessions that include rare and unusual blends.
Beginning on Thursday 31st January, 3-5pm, £55, each event has a different theme and all are rounded off with a beautiful Afternoon Tea in The Petersham.