Calendar of Events in Camden

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:  Friday, February 9, 2018 - Sunday, February 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

 

Side Pork Butchery Workshop

Event date/time: Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11am - 2pm

Get intimate with heritage breed pork! A small group will learn some of the particulars of pasture raised livestock and get familiar with a side of pork. All of the meat butchered during the workshop will go home with participants! A workshop fee of $125 awards you the following immersive experience.

Find more information here.

Location Address: United Farmers Market of Maine - Belfast

Contact Email: sowbelly@gmail.com

Camden Conference

Event date/time:  Friday, February 16, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018

International conference focusing on world issues. 
This years topis: New World Disorder and America's Future

Location Address: Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.camdenconference.org

Basics of Home Cheese Making - Two Day Workshop

Event date/time:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018 & Wednesday, February, 21, 2018 from 9am-3pm

Appleton Creamery is a small-scale family farm located in Appleton, part of scenic mid-coast Maine.  Their five acre farm has a herd of 40 registered Alpine dairy goats producing the finest goats milk cheeses..  Learn from owners Caitlin and Brad who have been raising goats and making cheese for nearly 30 years!  A hands-on workshop in basic home cheese making! In this two-day workshop attendees will be using simple equipment that you may already have at home to make a jack cheese the first day, press overnight, then finish the second. In addition, participants will also make feta, yogurt, a lactic cheese, quick mozzarella, ricotta (a whey cheese) and butter, depending on the interests of the class. This workshop will concentrate on basic cow cheeses using grocery store milk but will also delve briefly into goat cheese. Basic use of ripening cultures and rennet and milk chemistry will be covered. Class members will go home with the cheese that they’ve made!    A light lunch is provided.  $300 or $575 for a couple.

Location:  Appleton Creamery, Appleton, ME

Website: appletoncreamery.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

Basics of Hard Cheese Workshop

Event date/time:  Monday, March 5, 2018 from 9am-3pm

Appleton Creamery is a small-scale family farm located in Appleton, part of scenic mid-coast Maine.  Their five acre farm has a herd of 40 registered Alpine dairy goats producing the finest goats milk cheeses..  Learn from owners Caitlin and Brad who have been raising goats and making cheese for nearly 30 years!  Class members will spend the day making one hard cheese, but along the way their will be discussion on the different steps that go into making a hard cheese, and how a slight change here or there will result in a totally different cheese. Attendees will learn the differences between milks, starter cultures, rennet, pH, aging and rind development.  A light lunch is provided.  $125 per person.

Location:  Appleton Creamery, Appleton, ME

Website: appletoncreamery.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

Italian Fun Cheese Making Workshop

Event date/time:  Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 12pm-4pm

Appleton Creamery is a small-scale family farm located in Appleton, part of scenic mid-coast Maine.  Their five acre farm has a herd of 40 registered Alpine dairy goats producing the finest goats milk cheeses..  Learn from owners Caitlin and Brad who have been raising goats and making cheese for nearly 30 years!  A half day class making mozzarella and ricotta! Mozzarella and ricotta are two iconic cheeses of Italy, and so easy to make! Participants will make a quick mozzarella then turn the whey into ricotta.  $75 per person.

Location:  Appleton Creamery, Appleton, ME

Website: appletoncreamery.com

Maine Restaurant Week - March 1-12, 2018

Event date/time:  Saturday, March 1 - 12, 2018

Maine Restaurant Week is a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants. During restaurant week, restaurants offer specially priced three-course meals. Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers. During restaurant weeks, they go above and beyond. The first restaurant week concept originated in New York City in the early nineties and caught on in Maine in 2009.  Here at The Hartstone Inn – we’ve been participating since the very first year! 

We offer a special, three course menu for just $35!  Each course has three options so you can chose exactly what you like!  View our Maine Restaurant Week menu here.

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

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

Basics of Home Cheese Making - Two Day Workshop

Event date/time:  Monday, April 16, 2018 & Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 9am-3pm

Appleton Creamery is a small-scale family farm located in Appleton, part of scenic mid-coast Maine.  Their five acre farm has a herd of 40 registered Alpine dairy goats producing the finest goats milk cheeses..  Learn from owners Caitlin and Brad who have been raising goats and making cheese for nearly 30 years!  A hands-on workshop in basic home cheese making! In this two-day workshop attendees will be using simple equipment that you may already have at home to make a jack cheese the first day, press overnight, then finish the second. In addition, participants will also make feta, yogurt, a lactic cheese, quick mozzarella, ricotta (a whey cheese) and butter, depending on the interests of the class. This workshop will concentrate on basic cow cheeses using grocery store milk but will also delve briefly into goat cheese. Basic use of ripening cultures and rennet and milk chemistry will be covered. Class members will go home with the cheese that they’ve made!    A light lunch is provided.  $300 or $575 for a couple.

Location:  Appleton Creamery, Appleton, ME

Website: appletoncreamery.com

Suzy Bogguss in Concert

Event date/time: April 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

Versatile country and folk music legend Suzy Bogguss LIVE!  Grammy award-winning and Platinum selling artist Suzy Bogguss is one to constantly chase the muse wherever it may lead. She has covered Country, Swing, Jazz, Folk, Americana and Roots music with style and grace. The live performance of her last album, American Folk Songbook, has been lauded by fans, critics and buyers as “a show not to miss!” Suzy’s appeal has never wavered and her fan base continues to grow with constant touring around the globe including regular appearances on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion tour and the Grand Ole Opry!  

Location Address: Camden Opera House
 
Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Basics of Goat Cheese Workshop

Event date/time:  Sunday, April 29, 2018

Appleton Creamery is a small-scale family farm located in Appleton, part of scenic mid-coast Maine.  Their five acre farm has a herd of 40 registered Alpine dairy goats producing the finest goats milk cheeses..  Learn from owners Caitlin and Brad who have been raising goats and making cheese for nearly 30 years!  Learn the basics of goat cheese. Participants will make chevre and many of its variations, quick mozzarella, ricotta, and feta. Class discussion will include how goat milk is different from other milks, and why certain cheeses are better made with goat milk. Do you have goats and want to make cheese? Are you thinking of getting goats? Meet the goats and decide for yourself!  $150 per person.

Location:  Appleton Creamery, Appleton, ME

Website: appletoncreamery.com