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Join Us for a “Sweet Tooth Nightcap”

Sumptuous cocktail or a delicious dessert… why choose?  Join us in the parlor every evening from 9-10pm for a “Sweet Tooth Nightcap.”  We’ll tempt you with dessert martini’s like Godiva Chocolate and Vanilla Bean or warm you up with French Vanilla Kahlua Cappuccino. There’s even an assortment of cordials for $5!   Your Sweet Tooth Nightcap […]

Dip Me In Chocolate Romance Package

Celebrating life, an anniversary, or just need some romantic time alone ? We’re here to help your loved one feel extra special!  Your getaway includes 2 nights lodging, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a bottle of bubbly and a personalized chocolate plate with a delicious assortment of homemade chocolates & caramels.  Multi-course breakfast each morning […]

Holiday Chocolate Making

This weekend we welcome back Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers to teach guests how to make gorgeous artisanal chocolates for everyone on their lists. Kate will guide participants through tempering chocolate, flavoring and mixing ganache, dipping truffles, and a few fun decorating techniques. We have a feeling this is going to be a very […]

Holiday Chocolate Making Class

Join Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers for a Holiday Chocolate Making Class at the Inn December 11th or 12th.  Learn how to make gorgeous chocolates for everyone on your holiday gift giving listParticipants will get hands on instruction in the basic skills necessary for artisanal chocolate making.  Kate will guide participants through tempering chocolate, flavoring and […]

Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

We are sharing this recipe for Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies just in time for your holiday baking. This should come in handy whether gifting tins of cookies, preparing for a party, or just stocking up for guests. We always have a variety of fresh baked cookies at the inn for guests during Afternoon Tea, […]

Happy Valentine's Day

We hope you had as much fun on Valentine’s Day as we did here at the Inn. The weekend was bustling with activity from private “Chef for a Day” cooking classes on Friday and Sunday to a chocolate cooking class for 14 people on Saturday with Kate Shaffer from Black Dinah Chocolates. We made chocolate truffles: […]

Artisan Chocolate Making II

I am happy to announce that Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers  will be teaching another cooking class here at the Hartstone Inn this coming weekend, April 25th & 26th. Class openings are still available on both Saturday and Sunday and the course runs from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Kate recently blogged about the class on her […]

Easter at the Hartstone Inn

Join us on Easter, Sunday, April 12th for our Easter Brunch at 11:00 am or for our Easter Dinner at 5:00 pm. Chef Michael has created some holiday menus and will be displaying some of his antique Easter chocolate molds, complete with chocolate eggs and bunnies.  Easter Brunch Menu  Mango and Passion Fruit Smoothie —-  Baked Bosc Pear with […]

Chocolate Cooking Class a Great Success

This past weekend the Hartstone Inn featured a chocolate cooking class with Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers. Both Saturday’s and Sunday’s classes were sold out and the response was very positive. Kate started the class with an introduction of herself and her business. She then discussed the basics of chocolate from the difference between […]

Artisan Chocolate Making for the Holidays

Mary Jo and I are excited to announce a new series of cooking classes at the Hartstone Inn with Artisan Chocolatier Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers. If you are not familiar with her chocolates, you are in for a real treat. Kate’s beautiful hand-crafted chocolates are made here in Maine (on the small island […]


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