Mix your own flavorful herbs using classic recipes from the regional cultures, ranging from Spanish to North African.


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What You'll Do

The Mediterranean basin has an unprecedented confluence of culinary traditions, influenced by a melting pot of Spanish, Italian, rural French, and North African cultures. Head to the aromatic French Girl studio, a boutique with over 40 whole herbs, to explore Mediterranean spices alongside cooking and herbology expert Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. Prepare blends like Middle Eastern Za’atar, a rose-petal infused Turkish spice, the unique French mix Herbes de la Garrigue, and more, before tasting a selection of small dishes that use the same mixes you’ve prepared and leaving with two of your chosen spice blends.

  • Learn the History of Mediterranean Cuisine with an Expert
    Understand the diversity of the region with Kathleen Griffin-Grimes, who has taught herbology and led culinary tours throughout France and Southern Europe

  • Grind and Mix Exotic Blends to Take Home
    Measure, weigh, and grind a variety of traditional Mediterranean spices, then take home two of your favorites in stylish labeled glass bottles

Each event is capped at 10 participants; each event requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
Mediterranean Culinary Expert

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes developed her passion for cooking the old-fashioned way: by traveling to Europe. On her first voyage to France, she was inspired by the inventive local dishes, which took simple ingredients and transformed them into incredibly flavorful meals. Equipped with her firsthand cultural experiences, she leads culinary excursions in France for her company La Vie en Rosé Tours, and has taught herbology classes as well.

Where You'll Meet

The event will be held in the Madrona neighborhood. The exact address will be shared after purchase.


All experiences are from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Saturday
    January 18 | January 25


  • Sunday
    January 19 | January 26

In a Nutshell

Join a culinary expert to learn the history of the Mediterranean region before getting hands-on to grind and blend your own spice mixtures.

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 26th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only within 24 hours of purchase. Min. of 6 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Online redemption required. Purchasers will need to provide email address at checkout for SideTour to facilitate scheduling/redemption. No value after experience selected date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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