“Travel to Tuscany” Cooking Class – November 7th & 8th

November 7th or November 8th, 2015 – 1-3pm

Our first cooking class of the year, “Travel to Tuscany” is fast approaching!  If you can’t join Chef Michael in Italy for one of his Culinary Adventures, then come to Camden and experience some of his favorite Tuscan dishes. “Travel to Tuscany” will begin with Baked Artichokes with fresh Ricotta, Aged Pecorino and Italian Herbs.  Next will be Roasted Bell Pepper, Arugula and Grilled Eggplant Salad followed by Seafood Risotto with White Truffle Oil.  Class will finish up with dessert, Salted Caramel Budino – Italian Butterscotch Pudding.

Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!  Enrollment is $45 per person or make it a getaway and book our Cooking Class Package!

Click here for our complete cooking class schedule. 

Hartstone Inn Travel to Tuscany Cooking Class

 

Chef Michael’s Fall Apple Tart Recipe

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (homemade or your favorite brand) Apple Tart Recipe
  • Vegetable pan coating
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 Tablespoons almond paste
  • 1 1/2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice Mix (recipe below)
  • Powdered sugar in shaker
  • Optional: 1 cup Creme Anglaise (recipe in cookbooks)
  • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay out the puff pastry dough and cut into six 3-inch circles (a scalloped 3-inch cutter works well).
  3. Lightly coat a baking sheet with vegetable spray and lay the pastry circles on top. Brush the pastry with the beaten egg and place 1 Tablespoon of almond paste in the center of each pastry round.
  4. Cut the whole apple in half and core all three halves with a melon baller. Slice each apple half from top to bottom into very thin slices, keeping them together.
  5. Separate each sliced apple half into two equal halves and spread out one equal half per pastry circle, leaving a border around the outside. If you start by laying down the cut side of the apple half first and fanning the rest on top, the apple will conform to the round shape of the pastry. One apple will make four tarts.
  6. Mix together 2 Tablespoons sugar with 1/2 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice Mix and sprinkle an even coating on top of each tart.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Make a spiced creme Anglaise by combining the sauce with 1 teaspoon of the apple pie spice mix.

Serve on a plate dusted with powdered sugar, surrounded by a pool of spiced creme Anglaise and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

Last Minute Special – 20% Off!

Hartstone Inn

Book a last minute getaway and receive a 20% discount! That’s right- enjoy 20% off the room or suite of your choice through September 17th, 2015!

Time still remains this summer to enjoy a sail in our beautiful harbor, visit our local wineries, shop in Camden’s unique stores, eat delicious cuisine
and just plain explore!

View our availability calendar online here or call us at 207-236-4259 to book your reservation!

*Valid on new reservations booked after September 4th, 2015 only.  Applies to double occupancy only and can not be combined
with another promotion.   

2015-2016 Hartstone Inn Cooking Class Schedule

Hartstone Inn Cooking Classes

 

Our 2015-2016 Cooking Class Schedule is now online!

This years topics include “Travel to Tuscany”, “Haute Chinese”, “Maine Seafood”, “Dim Sum”, “Lobster, Lobster, Lobster” and more!  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Our Cooking Class Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning, dinner for two, featuring the Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu and enrollment for one in a scheduled afternoon cooking class.  Cooking classes include recipes, hands-on participation, wine to complement the cuisine and lots of food to taste. For dates, topics and availability of cooking classes, click here.  Additional enrollment in the cooking class is $45 per person. 

View our entire Cooking Class Schedule here.

 

 

 

 

Camden Windjammer Festival, September 4th-6th, 2015

Camden Windjammer Festival 2015Celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival. From the great age of sail when coasting schooners were launched in the harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business in the 1930s, to today’s windjammer fleet and elegant yachts, sailing ships have always defined our lovely, vibrant community.

On Friday, watch the magnificent schooners as they maneuver into the harbor, bid on dinners aboard one of the fleet, and then watch a talent show by schooner crews in Harbor Park followed by fireworks over the harbor. The fun continues all weekend with a lobster crate race, a Build-A-Boat contest, fish relay race, nautical skills, displays of maritime activities and history, Chowder Challenge, tours of the windjammers and fun for all.

See the full schedule of events here.

 

 

Vintage Motorcycle Meet at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Event date/time: September 5 & Sepember 6, 2015 – 9am to 3pm both daysVintage Motorcycle Meet

This much anticipated annual gathering attracts hundreds of antique motorcycles from all over New England. With favorite marques including Triumph, Harley Davidson, Indian, Honda, Ducati and BMW interspersed with rare and obscure antique bikes from the world over. In 2014 this event attracted more than 300 exhibitors. A designated parking area on show grounds will be reserved for modern motorcycles, and all pre-1995 motorcycles are admitted free. Antique aeroplane show both days.

Location Address: The Owls Head Transportation Museum

Contact Website: www.owlshead.org

 

Luis Caracol Trio with Eleanor Dubinsky in Concert at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: August 14, 2015 at 7:30pmRuca Rebordao

The Camden Opera House is welcoming this Portuguese trio from a Northeast Tour that includes Johnny D’s in Boston, the World Cafe in Philly, World Radio in Boston and the Empire and One Longfellow in Portland. Luiz Caracol, Portuguese singer and author, composes his own music full of rhythm, beat, heart and soul. The trio will play from their new album “Devagar”, with percussionist Ruca Rebordão and Gustavo Roriz, Their music is of Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde and Brazil.

With singer Eleanor Dubinsky a New York City based singer/songwriter whose songs have been featured on MTV, Lifetime, Animal Planet, AMEX ads, and NPR. Eleanor regularly performs in NYC and tours nationally and internationally.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

 

 

Suzy Bogguss in Concert at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: September 5, 2015 at 8:00pmSuzy Bogus

Grammy winner Suzy Bogguss brings her eclectic blend of country, folk and acoustic music to the Camden Opera House as part of this year’s Windjammer Festival. Accompanied by her acclaimed acoustic trio, Suzy will perform all her hits including “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon” and “Letting Go”, in addition to songs from her latest CD, Lucky, a tribute to the songwriting of Merle Haggard.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

 

 

Maine Foodie Tours – Rockland

Maine Foodie Tours
Join Maine Foodie Tours and TASTE your way through Rockland!  New this summer, their entertaining tour guides immerse you in rich cultural history and reveal artisans whose culinary delights capture the flavors of Maine! Maine Foodie Tours has just added Rockland to their roster which already includes Portalnd, Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor. 
 
From Maine Foodie Tours website:

 

“You may already have heard about the culinary scene in Rockland, and it is well worth the praise.  From farm to table freshness and seafood right off the shore, award winning chefs and creative brewers of all kinds, a chocolatier, a candy maker, and much more, this town has something for every taste bud to enjoy. 

And the mid-coast culinary talent goes way back in time. Did you know… that a diner owner in Rockland lays claims to the creation of the first lobster roll?  That a former resident of the town invented, not the donut, but the hole in the donut?  And, a man known as the “father of coffee breaks” in the early 1800’s hails from Rockland? He got his workers off the “grog” and onto the grounds.  

Learn a bit about the history and a whole lot about the current culinary scene on this tour on and off Main Street. We will entertain and educate you while you enjoy the local flavors and talents of the town. 

Tastings will fill you up for lunch with a wide variety of favorites in town, such as; 

*seafood chowders on the deck overlooking the ocean      

*delicious Maine peekytoe crabcakes

*great craft brewed beers with house french fries

*creative dishes featuring Headacre Farm in Owls Head

*italian sausages from a local farmer

*estate wines made from Maine blueberries (and some from grapes too)

*creative chocolates like you’ve never had before and more!

Join us when you can this Summer for a fun-filled, educational, and tasty walk through downtown Rockland! “

Visit mainefoodietours.com for more information. 

Maine Antiques Festival, August 7-9th, 2015

Event date/time: August 7-9, 2015 

The Annual Maine Antiques Festival is Maine’s largest Antiques event. Over 100 dealers from across the US and Canada will be offering for sale a wide variety of vintage collectible and antiques spanning eras from the 18th century through the 1960’s. Furnish or decorate your home with items that have stood the test of time. Or perhaps you area collector of vintage clothing or jewelry. We have it here in indoor, pavilion and outdoor under tent booths. Also great Maine food like lobster and native blueberry pies.

Location Address: 1 Fairgrounds Lane, Union, ME

Contact Website: www.maineantiquesfestival.com 

 

Maine Antiques Festival