Lavender Culinary Workshop – Monterey, VA

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Instructor: Trish Uptain, Owner of Blackthorn Lavender
Location: The Highland Center Kitchen
Address: 61 Highland Center Drive, Monterey, Virginia
Fee: $50​
Materials Cost: Not to exceed $20


Join us for an optional visit to the Blackthorn Lavender farm from 1 pm - 3 pm!

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WORKSHOP SUMMARY: This workshop, sponsored by the Highland Arts Academy, will focus on popular culinary lavenders and will address the following questions: What kinds are best?  What can be grown in this region? What are the growing requirements for lavender?  How do I source lavender plants? What can I cook with them?  What does lavender pair with?  What else can I do with my buds?

The workshop will include interactive identification of lavender varieties and a selection of live lavender and dried buds will be on display. The instructor will provide an introduction to simple syrups with examples of several syrups made with different culinary lavender available for tasting.

Students will leave with knowledge of the different culinary lavenders, ideas for use, and basic recipes.