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Come meet our dear friend, a world renowned, wonderfully talented chef and amazing spice blender, Lior Lev Sercarz from La Boite in New York! This is how he works; after grinding spices and mixing all the ingredients together, Lior places the blend in a jar and then walks away. He checks email or has a cup of coffee and after an hour, he returns to taste and see how the spice lingers on the palate. He rubs some into his fingers to feel the texture and to see if he’s happy with the consistency. He looks at the color. When he opens the jar, he smells the lid and not the jar itself. Lior is after the essence of the spice and assures the perfect balance and proportions by scent and intuition.

Chef Ana Sortun will demonstrate a few recipes and discuss spices with Lior and the class: Carrot Soup with IZAK spice; Rice pilaf en croute with ANA spice; Crispy chicken thighs with SHABAZI spice, pumpkin seeds and barberries; Lamb and grape leaf tart with KIBBEH spice plus Maura’s Mishmallows with MISH MISH spice for dessert! Our chefs at Oleana, Sofra and Sarma swear by the magic of Lior’s incredible spice blends and after this class you will too!  Lior’s book, The Art of Blending will be available for purchase as well as many of his different spice blends.

Lior Lev Sercarz, La Boite, NYC  
Chef Ana Sortun, Oleana, Sofra & Sarma

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for Spice Master


Cancellation policy: We understand plans change; our classes are refundable up until 10 days before the scheduled class date. 

We hustle to get the café ready for these special evening events and open the doors for first-come first-serve seating at 6:15pm. See you then!


Earlier Event: November 30
Later Event: December 14