Many view honey simply as a sweetener to add to tea or drizzle over yogurt. Yet, prior to the ubiquity of refined sugar, honey was a household staple used for cooking, baking, beauty treatments, medicine, even wound healing. Cleopatra famously bathed in milk and honey; Hippocrates lauded its virtue as a cough remedy; ancient Olympians loaded up on it for boosted energy. Throughout the ages and across continents, multitudes revered this golden nectar of the gods for its curative properties and sweetness; nowadays it’s enjoying a renaissance of popularity due to its all-natural, artisanal, beekeeper-to-table appeal.
During a 2.5-hour formal honey tasting led by Steve Rogenstein, beekeeper and former producer of NYC Honey Week, guests will:
- Enjoy a honey-infused cocktail reception
- Learn what honey is and from where it comes
- Play sensory games to better understand the complexities of its flavor profile
- Sample five different honeys
- Enjoy a pairing with a variety of cheeses, fruits, nuts, and other nibbles
ABOUT STEVE ROGENSTEIN
Steve Rogenstein is obsessed with bees, partly the fault of Brooklyn Grange, as he apprenticed in its training program in 2013 and formerly produced its NYC Honey Week in 2013 and 2014. Since then he founded BCN Honey Fest in Barcelona, where he currently resides, manages two apiaries on vineyards in El Penedès, runs a honey-themed event series, organizes workshops in schools, speaks at conferences, and recently launched theBEEcorps collective to spread awareness of and appreciation for the importance of bees — and other pollinators too.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FARM IN OUR INDOOR LOFT. DETAILED DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW.
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