- Wellness + Cooking
Cooking Demo: Summery Herbal Beverages and Baked Goods
Wave Hill House
Peppermint, basil, lemon verbena and more—many herbs taste as good as they smell! Enjoy a taste of summer with some delicious, sweet drinks and baked goods made with fragrant herbs harvested at their peak. Chef Nick Acosta of Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances demonstrates some favorite summer recipes while Wave Hill's Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer shares tips for selecting and growing the herbs featured in the recipes. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Scented Plants Sunday event.
Registration not required. Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.549.3200 x251.
Wave Hill House is accessible to all our visitors. Wave Hill House and Armor Hall are wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by an elevator.
Chef Nick Acosta is Venue Chef at The Café at Wave Hill. Great Performances operates The Café at Wave Hill and is Wave Hill's exclusive caterer. The Café serves a menu of local ingredients from the Northeast, including seasonal items from its very own 60-acre Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY.
Laurel Rimmer is the Director of Public Programs at Wave Hill, overseeing adult programs and garden interpretation. She holds a BA in Art History from Duke University and earned her MLA in Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. Laurel discovered her love for horticulture while working at public and private gardens from Delaware to Hawaii as she was earning her degrees. During her 20+ years' tenure at Wave Hill, she has developed programs and interpretive material that have encouraged countless visitors to explore the intimate gardens and natural and cultural history of Wave Hill. She lives with her family and assorted pets in Cold Spring, NY, where she indulges her passion for plants in her own personal garden and occasionally works with private clients on small-scale garden design projects.