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Nocino Festival

Nocino Festival

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San Giovanni Day Nocino Festival  
A  DIY Celebration of Italy's Green Walnut Liqueur

Special Father's Day Edition:
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 10am ~ 3pm

$195 {includes ingredients, supplies, cocktails and a Nocino-centric catered lunch}

Greystone Mansion Historic Vintage Kitchen, Beverly Hills

Join us for our Fourth Annual San Giovanni Day Nocino Festival. This year's festival falls on Father's Day! Celebrate with Dad, but sign up early, last year was a sold out event – space is limited!

Nocino is a traditional Italian Walnut Liqueur, made when the nuts, still green on the tree, are picked unripe. We will harvest local green walnuts to make this inky black walnut liqueur, as has been done in Italy for centuries.

This hands-on workshop includes a Nocino tasting from prior festivals, making a batch of your own Nocino, a Nocino cocktail, Nocino Ice Cream, a Nocino Chocolate Mortal Sin Torte and a few more surprises.

We will also follow the time-honored ritual of creating our own L'Ordine del Nocino dell'Istituto di Tecnologia Domestica or in English - The Institute of Domestic Technology Order of Nocino.

To actually make Nocino, green (un-ripe) walnuts are steeped in neutral spirits with spices for 60 days and then imbibed at the end of summer.

This festival/workshop is a hands-on experience and includes:

* An optional, early morning pre-class "picking of the walnuts" in nearby Eagle Rock

* Nocino liqueur-making with a discussion of various recipes. We'll send you home with your own bottle!

* Our annual Istituto di Tecnologia Domestica Nocino Torte Cake

* Nocino Ice Cream and candied walnuts

* Lunch featuring a Nocino-centric menu

* Conferring of the the Institute of Domestic Technology Order of Nocino society titles

* Nocino cocktail-crafting with some of last year's aged Nocino!

* Institute of Domestic Technology Order of Nocino official "Bestowing of the Society's Certificate Ceremony"

* Noccella: Walnut-Maple Syrup Nocino Spread

Instructor: Joseph Shuldiner, Institute Director, author: Pure Vegan: 70 Recipes for Beautiful Meals and Clean Living, Chronicle Books

Refund Policy: Cancellations made up to one week prior to event are eligible for a full refund, or event fees paid may also be applied as credit to a future class. Due to class demand, cancellations made seven to three days prior to an event will receive a fifty percent refund, or credit for the full fee may be applied to a future class. Cancellations made less than seventy two hours before an event are not eligible for refunds.