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Many of you are familiar with Groupon but for those who are not, Groupon features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in 48 countries, Groupon is currently offering a two night getaway package to the Hartstone Inn for just $219! The deal includes a two-night stay for two in a standard room, a $50 dining credit and chocolates and champagne upon on arrival. You can upgrade to a suite for just $20 more per night and this deal can be combined to make a four night stay. That is 45% off our regular price!
Click here to view all the details on this special offer. Act now as this offer is valid only for a limited time and there is a limited quantity available!
Please call us directly with questions or to check availability. This Groupon deal makes a great Christmas gift!
We have added a cooking class to our Hartstone Inn 2013 Cooking Class Schedule! “Lobster, Lobster, Lobster” class will be offered on January 19th from 1-3pm. Make it a weekend getaway and book our Cooking Class Package which includes two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, a five-course gourmet dinner for two and enrollment for one in a scheduled cooking class. Cooking classes include recipes, hands-on participation, wine to complement the cuisine and lots of food to taste. Enrollment for the the class alone is $45.
Lobster, Lobster, Lobster Cooking Class Details
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.
- Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc
- Lobster and Gruyere Soufflé with a Grilled Corn Cream
- Maine Lobster and Asparagus Salad with a Tangerine Dressing
- Avocado and Lobster Cakes with a Chive Sour Cream and Roasted Tomato Jus
Many of our guests not only love to cook, but to bake too. We do not offer pastry classes here at the Hartstone Inn but Sweet Sensations Pastry Shop does and it is only 10 minutes away! Plan an overnight or a weekend getaway with us and take a class while you are here. Steve, one of the owners of Sweet Sensations has been featured on the Food Network television show Food Network Challenge where he made amazing cakes!
2013 Class Schedule
January 6th – Fun with Cupcakes: Learn to make cupcakes and decorate them with buttercream flowers.
January 13th – Pate choux: Learn to make eclairs, cream puffs, mice, swans & fillings.
February 3rd – Sugar Cookies: Make and decorate your own cookies. Over 500 cutters to choose from. Each person will get to make at least 15 cookies! *Bring a rolling pin!
February 10th – Chocolate Mousse Cake: Make and bake a chocolate cake and fill/frost it with chocolate mousse. Fun chocolate decorations will be made to decorate your cake! Just in time for valentines day!
March 3rd – Fun with Pies: Cream pie, chiffon, meringue, lattice, custard, 2 crust and different pie shell options. Along with quiche ideas. *Bring a rolling pin!
March 10th – Rolled Fondant: Learn to cover a cake with this edible clay. You’ll be shown different techniques. (All the cakes Steve created on the food network challenges were covered in fondant) *Bring a rolling pin!
April 7th – Basic Cake Decorating: Learn to put buttercream on a cake like a professional and decorate with different ideas shown in class. Additional $15.00 charge for take home pastry bags and tips.
April 14th – Pizza: Learn to make pizza dough & sauces with lots of topping ideas.
Additional information from their website:
“All classes are limited to 10 people. With a minimum of 7 people. No children under 12. All classes are hands on! Classes are $40 per person. All classes are on Sundays and start at 3PM. Classes last approximately 2-3 hours. Bring your own rolling pin and apron for the appropriate classes! a $20 cash non-refundable deposit (unless class is canceled or rescheduled) Remaining balance will be collected at the beginning of the class. “
To view the Hartstone Inn cooking class schedule, click here. Topics include Thai Cuisine, French Specialties, Maine Seafood, Italian Favorites and more!!
We are excited to announce that Rosie and Opal, two retired circus elephants have made it to their new home in Hope, Maine! We know that many of our guests would welcome the short trip to Hope to visit these wonderful animals.
From their website:
Hope Elephants is a unique facility located in Hope, Maine which cares for retired elephants and provides education programming about elephants and conservation.
Rosie and Opal, a pair of aging and injured retired circus elephants, receive state-of-the-art physical therapy and nutritional support in a purpose-built habitat dedicated to their needs. School children and others of all ages experience elephants in a way unavailable anywhere else in the country. The goal of Hope Elephants’ educational program is to inspire visitors to act upon their experience and find their own path to participate in wildlife conservation.
Hope Elephants is here to provide the best possible care for our two resident elephants, Rosie and Opal, but we are also an educational destination where visitors have an opportunity to see and hear the animals in a carefully curated environment as a platform to present the big issues surrounding conservation, habitat destruction, and ecology.
We welcome visitors – we want individuals, families, schools and other groups to come to our facility and learn from our staff and our elephants.
However, because we are not an entertainment venue, we do not allow walk-up visitors. All visitors must sign-up in advance for a scheduled presentation. To hear more about our educational presentations and sign up for a visit to the Hope Elephants facility, please contact us at:
207-619-4801 or email@example.com
We never charge a fee for a visit to our facility, but we do request that individual visitors and family groups consider making a suggested donation. These donations are used to fund the care of our resident elephants, the maintenance of our facilities and the delivery of our educational programming.
For all of you who have reservations and have been anxiously awaiting the publication of our New Years Eve dinner menu, the wait is over!! Chef Michael has completed the menu and it is posted below.
For those of you who don’t have reservations, we are sorry to say that it is currently sold out. It is never too early however to plan for next year!
Monday, December 31, 2012 at 7pm
- Crab Gougère with Gruyere Cheese and Radish Sprouts
- House-Smoked Salmon Lasagna with Goat Cheese, Cucumber and a Cool Lemon Soubise
- White Bean Cassoulet with Duck Confit
- Halibut and Udon in Kombu-Dashi with Shiitakes and Baby Bok Choy
- Cod, Scallop and Mussel Bouillabaisse En Papillote
- Pomegranate-Pineapple Sorbet with Champagne
- Bourbon-Braised Pork Belly with a Smoked-Molasses Gastrique with a Sweet Potato Custard
- Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Alaskan King Crab meat
- Candied Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Ganache “Napoleon”
- Hartstone Chocolates
Join us in Camden for a weekend celebration of the holiday season!
Shopping, musical entertainment, parade, community tree-lighting ceremony, horse-drawn wagon rides, and fireworks! Holiday sales and dining specials. Photos and children’s story hour with Santa (who arrives by boat!). Sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.
It’s the time of year to start thinking about holiday parties! Celebrate in our festive surroundings while you treat your staff, friends or family to s special holiday meal with us.
Hot Soup: Carrot, Butternut Squash, Lobster Chowder, Shrimp Bisque, Celeriac, Tomato-Basil
Italian Antipasto Plate
Seasonal House Salad
Maine Crab Cakes with a Lemongrass Beurre Blanc and Baby Greens
Grilled Bistro Steak with Béarnaise Sauce and Crisped New Potatoes
Chicken Saltimbocca stuffed with Prosciutto and Provolone Cheese
Duck Leg Confit with a Sweet Potato Risotto
Haddock “Oscar” with Maine Crabmeat and Grilled Asparagus
Pan-Seared Cod Fillet with an Arugula Pesto and Garlic-Smashed Potatoes
Grilled Salmon Fillet with Poached Maine Lobster and Sauce Américaine
Cavatappi Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Sweet Peas, Roasted Peppers and a Roquefort Cream
Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Crêpe with Roasted Duckling and a Dry Sherry Cream
Grilled Pork Chop “Caprese” with Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil
Pan-Seared Cod Fillet with an Arugula Pesto and Garlic-Smashed Potatoes
Rustic Pear and Raspberry Galette with Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Lemon Meringue Tartlet with Candied Lemon Peel
Apple Tarte Tatin with Pecans and Vanilla Ice Cream
Crème Brûlée: Raspberry-Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Blueberry-Hazelnut or Ginger
Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream and Raspberry Coulis
Design your own 1, 2 or 3-course menu. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and special requests. Come early and enjoy cocktails or exchange gifts by the fire in our parlor. Call us today to schedule your perfect holiday get-together!
236-4259 * firstname.lastname@example.org * www.hartstoneinn.com
Experience 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 seven weeks away!
Instructed by Patricia Moroz of Starlight Custom Cakes. 12-3pm. $55 per person.
You have never been to a gingerbread house decorating class like this before! Held in the Hartstone Inn kitchen, 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! Weekend packages start at $367 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, a gourmet candlelit dinner for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. Additional enrollment into the cooking class is $55 per person.
Note: If you are traveling by car from out of town, these houses are very strong and can easily be transported in a car.
View additional cooking class offered at the Hartstone Inn here.