Category Archives: Herb Workshops

Workshop and Gourmet Luncheon: Razzle Dazzle Basil

Workshop and Gourmet Luncheon: Razzle Dazzle Basil

Saturday, May 26th, 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $100 per person
Limited to 9 participants

For those who would like a more private, personal time at La Paix before the Lavender Fair – this may be what you were looking for!
The morning workshop will begin with herbal tea in the shop and then an overview of culinary herbs growing at La Paix will be conducted with a walk and a talk by steward, Myra Bonhage-Hale. A booklet of culinary, medicinal and fragrant herbs, their propagation, cultivation and uses will be given to participants. Then back to the kitchen to see popular Chef Geoff Kraus’s demonstration.

Next, the gourmet luncheon will take place in the historic parlor at La Paix or plein air (under the umbrellas dotting the lawn) if the weather permits. After lunch a walk in the Feng Shui, Fragrant and Vegetable Garden will be conducted with an emphasis on medicinal and fragrant herbs. Various plants including basil and cuttings of Rosemary, lavender and thyme will be given each guest. A hands on demonstration of making pesto will have the group back in the kitchen and the day will end with a walk in the Silver Labyrinth.

A truly marvelous, luxurious and one-of-a-kind day at La Paix.


Roasted shallot focaccia with black pepper and parmesan butter

Supremes de Volaille a la crème rosmarin ~ a chicken breast recipe with a creamy Rosemary and white wine sauce.

Grilled Mediterranean vegetables with crumbled feta cheese, fresh basil and
extra virgin olive oil

Lemon and Lavender mousse with Fresh berries

Workshop and Gourmet Luncheon: Heritage Herbs

A Workshop and Gourmet Luncheon: Heritage Herbs

Chef George KrausSaturday, September 9th, 2006
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$100. per participant – limited to 11. Reservations closed!

Saturday, October 14th: In Celebration of the First National Herb Day, La Paix Herb Farm will conduct a tour of the National Historic Landmark homestead (aka May/Kraus Farm). A gourmet luncheon will be catered and demonstrated by Chef Geof Kraus. The menu will focus on the use of herbs in cooking. The workshop following the luncheon will discuss the herbs used in the luncheon, their propagation, cultivation, harvesting and uses. A booklet detailing the herbs used will be given each guest. Cuttings and potted culinary plants will be given each guest.

$100./person. Limited to eleven reservations. You may pay by sending a check or money order to La Paix Herb Farm, 3052 Crooked Run Rd., Alum Bridge, W.V. 26321 or call in your credit card information to (304) 269-7681.


Red Bell Peppers with Black Pepper Cream Dip
Stuffed (Herbs & Mushroom pate) Sour Dough Rolls
Individual Lemon Thyme Roasted Game Hen
Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta
Lavender Wine Poached Pear
with Sweet Mascarpone

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