Sweet Drinks, Desserts and Dreams

Hartstone Inn Sweet Tooth Night Cap We can’t think of a better way for our guests to end their day than next to a warm fire, enjoying a cordial and a delicious dessert.  That’s how everyday ends here at the Hartstone Inn as we offer our Sweet Tooth Night Cap from 9pm-10pm in our parlor.  Special martini’s are served along with $5 cordials.  Each drink comes with the Chef’s dessert bite of the day.  Tonight’s delectable was a blonde brownie topped with homemade pumpkin ice cream and drizzled with salted caramel. If this doesn’t guarantee sweet dreams, nothing will!


Cordials and Cock
tail $5Bailey’s, Limoncello, Frangelico, Amaretto, Sambuca, Grand Marnier & Kahlua

Dessert Martini’s $8.50 – Chocolate Martini, Vanilla Bean Martini, Espresso Martini

 

Looking for a hot drink?  We also offer a French Vanilla Kahlua Cappuccino and a currently a Pumpkin Spice            Liqueur Latte as well!

Hartstone Inn Spa Services

Take a little time to rejuvenate during your visit to Camden.  Let us pamper you with one of our relaxing spa treatments at the Hideaway Spa located on-site in the Hideaway building.  Treatments can be scheduled seven days a week with one of the Innkeepers. We also offer couples massages for those looking for a romantic and relaxing escape for two.

Enhance your after spa treatment with a chilled split of champagne and a fresh fruit plate $18.

Treatments Available:

Therapeutic Massage

Concentrates on sore, tense muscles in your neck, shoulders, back, legs and feet using medium or firm pressure.  $85 (60 minutes)

Relaxation Massage

Gentle, gliding strokes with light to medium pressure, and pure essential oils for the ultimate relaxation.  $85 (60 minutes), $125 (90 minutes)

Hot Stone Therapy Massage

Start by submerging your tired and rough feet in a warm lavender soak.  Body exfoliation follows to smooth your skin while infusing it with moisture.  Rinse and wind down with scalp and full-body massage. $245 (2½ hours)

Many of the oils, creams and lotions we use in the spa utilize natural ingredients. Lotus Touch Organic Naturals™ are made from certified 100% natural botanicals, herbs and organic oils. Bon Vital’ Naturale products are made with 100% all-natural ingredients. We place special emphasis on offering you products that are Earth inspired and environmentally friendly.

Hartstone Inn SpaBaby and Me

Relaxing for both mother and baby, this massage is perfect for alleviating pains associated with pregnancy.  Must be through first trimester to receive this massage. $85 (60minutes)

Hartstone Signature Massage

Start by submerging your tired and rough feet in a warm lavender soak.  Body exfoliation follows to smooth your skin while infusing it with moisture.  Rinse and wind down with scalp and full-body massage. $245 (2½ hours)

Many of the oils, creams and lotions we use in the spa utilize natural ingredients. Lotus Touch Organic Naturals™ are made from certified 100% natural botanicals, herbs and organic oils. Bon Vital’ Naturale products are made with 100% all-natural ingredients. We place special emphasis on offering you products that are Earth inspired and environmentally friendly.

Nutcracker Ballet at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 7:30 pmNutcracker Ballet Camden Maine
                           Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 3 pm & 7:30pm
                           Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm & 7:30pm

Beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker Ballet returns to the Opera House!  The Nutcracker, danced by members of Atlantic Ballet Company, students of P2P Dance Center and featuring professional dancers Karina Teran and Richard Re of New York City.  Join us for dinner at the Hartstone Inn and then enjoy the show!

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website:  http://www.camdenoperahouse.com

Hartstone Inn Fashion Show Brunch featuring Fashions by Leonard’s

December 7th, 2013 at 11am
$23.95 per person

The holiday season is upon us once again, which means it is time for our annual Fashion Show Brunch featuring fashions by Leonard’s of Rockport.  This event is a fun way to kick off the Christmas season!  Join us! 

Hartstone Inn Fashion Show Brunch

Brunch Menu

Raspberry Parfait with Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

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Eggs Benedict on a Croissant with Prosciutto and Hollandaise Sauce

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Maine Crab Meat and Manchego Cheese Quiche with Roasted Tomato and an Arugula Salad

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Banana Custard French Toast with Cumin Spiced Bacon

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Assorted Desserts

$23.95 per person

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Gingerbread House Decorating for Adults

Instructed by Patricia Moroz of Starlight Custom Cakes.  

Offered November 30th, 2013 from 12-3pm at the Hartstone Inn.  $55 per person or book our Cooking Class Package.  It includes two nights lodging, our five course dinner for two and enrollment for one in the class. 

You have never been to a gingerbread house decorating class like this before!  Everyone will be provided with a beautiful New England style gingerbread farmhouse to decorate. Unlike the houses that children normally decorate with candy, we will be decorating these houses using a variety of elegant lace patterns, damask and Christmas floral prints and more. Everyone will be provided with a tray full of edible sugar snowflakes, Christmas wreathes, holly leaves and berries, leaping reindeer and many more decorations to be used for creating their festive gingerbread house. Towards the end of the class, each will be covered with delicate icicles.  Every house will be attached to a base with a center hole cut out in the base. Although not essential, a small electric candle type light can be placed inside of the house, if desired.  All houses have windows that have been cut out so that the houses can be lit from the inside making them even more beautiful during the holiday season! No experience required and this will be a casual and fun class!

Note: If you are traveling by car from out of town, these houses are very strong and can easily be transported in a car.

Gingerbread House Decorating Class  gingerbread 2

Foodie Adventures in the Loire Valley, France

It’s Market Day on our Foodie Adventure… 
Always one of our favorite days!

There are numerous markets through out the Loire Valley, but the scenic village of Amboise is our personal favorite.  The market is located in the park, along the Loire river and close proximity to the Chateau and beautiful shops in the village.

Amboise, Loire Valley, France

 Early morning our first stop is the Seafood Vendors!  It’s always fun to see the days assortment and a good idea to make your selections early for the best selection.  Last week we were lucky to find a delicious variety of oysters and crab that the foodie travelers learned how to steam, clean and pick for dinner that evening.

Seafood Market Loire Valley

 

Next stop Cheese -glorious Cheese!  I can’t think of many things I love more than French Cheese.

Cheese Monger

Cheese

There are so many choices the best option is to try one or two each day to discover your personal favorites.  Valençay cheese is recognizable by it’s truncated pyramid shape, Crottin de Chevignol is shaped like a small cylinder, Selles-sur-Cher has a rind of natural mould covered with powdered and salted charcoal and Chavignol is hard black and knobby on the surface.

MarketProduce

 

When Michael discovers the most delicious pears or the variety of berries available are irresistible, our nightly menus vary a little to reflect the seasons.   The dessert tartlet he had envisioned in apricots may soon become a tart topped with fresh cherries.  In a chef’s mind that’s the thrill of visiting a thriving market and letting your creativity come thru.  Our foodie travelers visit the market and dream of the evening’s creations from the Chef’s perspective.

People Watching

 

I’ll be honest, as Michael is soaking in all that is fresh and local in the food category I’m enjoying the people watching.  Young families and grandmothers are catching up with neighbors, exchanging news and I’m imagining gossip too.  I love to see the food they are buying to prepare for dinner, critique all of their market baskets and observe the fashion change from season to season, year to year.

A glimpse inside  life, in small village in France always makes me smile.

Shopping At the Market

 

And if there’s time maybe a little personal shopping too.  For Michael, he loves the vendor who sells the Limoges china, the slightly imperfect pieces are a great deal and it’s not as painful if they break in the luggage on the flight home :)  For me I can always be tempted by something that screams French fashion.  

If you’re curious about a Foodie Adventure, our full itinerary and availability calendar thru 2015 for the Loire Valley in France, Tuscany, Italy and Catalonia/Barcelona, Spain is available on our website:  www.chefmichaelsalmon.com

Let’s Cook and Play together!

Hartstone Inn “Very Merry” Christmas Package

ExperienceChristmas-tree the magic of Christmas in Camden with our “Very Merry” Christmas Getaway Package.  The Inn is beautifully decorated and full of holiday cheer!  Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and a five-course gourmet Christmas Eve or Christmas day dinner for two.  Also with this package, receive two complimentary cocktails of your choice to be enjoyed by the fire and a homemade Christmas cookie turn down service one evening.  Enjoy the cookies yourself or leave them out for Santa!

Price: $100 in addition to room charge (double occupancy). Click here to check room availability.

It is not too early to make your holiday plans.  Believe it or not, Christmas is only eight weeks away!

Wine Pairing Explained

A friend sent this to us today…I thought everyone would enjoy it.

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Chef Michael’s Spice Sampler

The Hartstone Inn kitchen was busy today filling spice tins in preparation of holiday orders.  For years, guests here at the Inn have asked Chef Michael about his various spice mixes and dry rubs.  This caused him to decide to put together his very own spice sampler!

Each tin contains 15 individual spices and salts, all either his own blends or his favorite seasonings.  They include everything from Fennel Spice Mix and Apple Pie Spice to Maine Sea Salt and Annatto. 

Sound like a needed addition to your kitchen or maybe the perfect gift for the foodie in your life?  You can find them along with Chef Michael’s Specialty Salt Sampler in the online gift section of our website

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Hartstone Inn Spice Kit

“Crazy for Crêpes” Cooking Class November 23rd & 24th

Our first Hartstone Inn cooking class of the season is just one month away!!  Have you reserved your space in class?berry crepe

Crazy for Crêpes
Offered on Saturday, November 23rd & again on Sunday, November 24th, from 1-3pm

Join Chef Michael as he goes crazy with crêpe recipes, both sweet and savory. After learning how to make basic crêpe batter, Michael will teach you his technique for creating the perfect crêpe at home. The crêpes will then be turned into fabulous dishes like Wild Mushroom Crêpe with Roasted Duckling and Smoked Salmon Butterflies. Chef Michael will share some ideas with you for a crêpe dinner party and then proceed into dessert crêpes: Fresh Berry Crêpes, Banana Foster Crêpes and Chocolate Ganache Filled Crêpes.

Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.  Our Cooking Class Packages start at $357 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, our five course dinner for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class.  Additional enrollment into the cooking class is $45 per person.  View our entire cooking class schedule here.

 
 

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