Calendar of Events in Camden

Sushi Making Class

Event date/time: Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5pm - 9pm

This course covers the basic steps to prepare and enjoy sushi with family and friends. During this four-hour course, you will learn the following and enjoy your creations: prepare sushi rice, make Unami rich, cut vegetables for sushi rolls, slice sushi-grade fish, roll California inside out rolls, prepare spicy tuna and vegetarian rolls, prepare tomato-egg sushi, make maki sushi, form nigari sushi, present sashimi, use nori seaweed, and more! $75 per person or $135 for two registering together.

Location Address: Penobscot Language School - Rockland

Contact Website: www.penobscot.us

 

 

"Pasta, Pasta, Pasta" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, December 2, 2017 or Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1-3pm

Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and cooking pasta. Specific dishes include: Spaghetti with a Creamy Prosciutto and Roasted Pepper Sauce, Pappardelle with Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Pesto and Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Potato Ravioli with a Pine Nut and Sage Butter Sauce, and Three-Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!  Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: hartstoneinn.com

"Christmas by the Sea" Weekend

Event date/time:  Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas by the Sea is a December tradition in Camden that kicks off the holiday season, eagerly anticipated by families both near and far. This year is no exception: plans include a holiday parade, stores open late with ongoing sales, carriage rides, a tree-lighting in Harbor Park, carolers, the "real Santa”, and many crafts, fairs and activities throughout the Mid-coast communities.  Find the full schedule of events here.

Location Address: Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.camdenmaineexperience.com

Sous Vide Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  Saturday, December 16, 2017 or Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1-3 pm

Sous Vide cooking is just starting to take off with home cooks, and this course will introduce you to the equipment, concepts and basic techniques needed to get you started.  Recipes from our Foodie Trip to Provence will be featured and include: Chicken Breast with a Foie Gras-Fig Cream and Herbed New Potatoes, Olive Oil-Poached Salmon with Roasted Pepper, Provençal Vegetables, Beef Tenderloin with a Ratatouille Butter and Creme Brûlée. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. Planning to stay overnight? Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package.  Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

"Gardens a Glow" at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Event date/time: November 17 – December 31, 2017
                                 Thursdays through Sundays, 4-9 p.m.   (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve)

Visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay for "Gardens a Glow" - the biggest and brightest light display in Maine! With over 500,000 energy efficient LED lights decorating over 14 acres of their central gardens, it is a special event for couples, friends or the whole family. From the lights, to the s’mores pit, popcorn stand and special art exhibits, Gardens Aglow has something for everyone. Experience the magic!!

Location Address: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME

Contact Website: www.mainegardens.org

 

 

Asian Flavors Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, January 6, 2018 or Sunday, January 7, 2019 from 1-3pm
 

Join Chef Michael in his Camden, Maine kitchen for an Asian Flavors Cooking Class. Create some of Chef Michael's favorite Asian dishes that are surprisingly simple to prepare. Dishes include: Sweet and Sour Pork, Lobster Pot Stickers with a Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce, Shrimp Toast with a Mint-Lime Dipping Sauce and Grilled Thai Beef Salad. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.  Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class.  Enrollment for the class alone is $45 per person.

Location: Hartstone Inn

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

 

Mediterranean Cuisine Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  January 20, 2018 or January 21, 2018 from 1-3pmCod

Join Chef Michael of the Hartstone Inn as he shares some of his favorite recipes from the Mediterranean region. We will prepare four dishes: Roasted yellow pepper bruschetta with fresh mozzarella, beets in romesco sauce, Tunisian grilled cod with a roasted shallot compound butter and herbed tabbouleh, and for dessert, frittelle di riso – arborio Rice Fritters.  Classes are informative, fun and filled with delicious food.  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package. Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

Caribbean Cuisine II Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  Saturday, February 3, 2018 or Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1-3 pm

Chef Michael was named Caribbean Chef of the year in 1996. Join him in his Hartstone Inn kitchen and prepare some of his favorite dishes and creations. He will be using both using Tropical Fruits and local ingredients. We will start with a Caribbean Papaya-Kahlua Colada and follow with: Batakons and Plantain Chips, Caribbean Hot Sauces with Tropical Fruits, Scabechi (Aruban Pickled Fish), Keshi Yena with Roti Bread, and Jerk Seared Tuna with a Mango Salad. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. Planning to stay overnight? Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package.  Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

U.S. Toboggan National Championships

Event date/time:  February 9-11, 2018

Toboggan races at the Camden Snow Bowl draw participants and spectators from around the world for this unique event that has been going strong for 28 years now. A field of up to 425 teams will race for the fastest times down the 400-foot-long wooden toboggan chute, which dates back to 1936, and fly across frozen Hosmer Pond to fantastic finishes.

Location Address: Camden Snow Bowl, Camden

Contact Website: www.camdensnowbowl.com

 

 

Italian Favorites Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  Saturday, February 24, 2018 or Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 1-3pm

Join Chef Michael in the kitchen and create some of his favorite Italian dishes.  We’ll begin with an Antipasto dish made up of several Italian favorites followed by some homemade Pappardelle Pasta served with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes. For an entree we will pound out some chicken breasts and create Chicken Saltimbocca and finish the meal with Michael’s twist on the famous Tiramisu.  Classes are informative, fun and filled with delicious food.  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package. Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

"Dim Sum" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: March 10, 2018  or March 11, 2018 from 1-3pmHartstone Inn Dim Sum

Chef Michael Salmon and participants will prepare a variety of dim sum, starting with three fillings: Thai Pork, Turkey and Shiitake and Shrimp. Then we will make three varied dipping sauces: Thai-Lime, Garlic-Chili and finally a Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce. Then it’s time to wrap the filling into various shapes for steamed dumplings and fried dumplings. Next we will make potsticker dough and form and cook potstickers. The final recipe will be crisp Shrimp Toast.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person our make it a getaway and book a Cooking Class Package!  Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class.

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, 41 Elm St., Camden, Maine

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  Saturday, March 24, 2018 or Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1-3pm

Tapas are the traditional little dishes of Spain; full flavored Spanish hors d’oeuvres that are easy to make and fun to eat. The menu includes: Spicy Olives, Beets in Romesco Sauce, Fried-Spiced Almonds, Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste (Membrillo), Green Olive Paste Canapé, Banderillas, Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce, and Tortilla Espanola (Traditional Spanish omelet with potato and onions).  Classes are informative, fun and filled with delicious food.  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package. Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

Lots of Lobster Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  Saturday, April 7, 2018 or Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1-3pm

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal! Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations: Lobster and Asparagus Quiche, Corn and Lobster Chowder with Crisp Bacon, Potato Gnocchi with Lobster and Wild Mushrooms, Baked Artichoke with Maine Lobster and a Yogurt-Feta Cheese Dip.  Classes are informative, fun and filled with delicious food.  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package. Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com