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Learning to Make Pasta at the Hartstone Inn

This past Saturday and Sunday was a Cooking Class Weekend here at the Hartstone Inn and the topic was Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!  Techniques included making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling and cutting various shapes, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and finally, cooking pasta. Specific dishes included: Spinach Fettuccine Puttanesca with […]

Week Long Tuscan Foodie Adventure at the Hartstone Inn with Italian Chef Benedetta Vitali

From the heart of Tuscany to the Hartstone Inn, join Chef Benedetta Vitali in Camden, Maine for a week of Tuscan cooking from June 4-8, 2012. Benedetta Vitali is a chef who has lived and worked all her life in Florence, Italy.  Benedetta is the author of the James Beard Award finalist Soffritto: Tradition and […]

Spring Cake Decorating Class May 19th

Last month, we offered our first cake decorating class and the response was overwhelming.  Not only did the class fill, but we had a waiting list of those who hoped to get in.   It was instructed by Patricia Moroz of Starlight Custom Cakes whose talent is amazing and her class did not disappoint.  We […]

3 Dogs Cafe Pastry and Cooking Classes

Have you always wanted to learn to cover a cake in fondant or make beautiful sugar cookies?  3 Dogs Cafe, located just five minutes from the Hartstone Inn in Rockport, Maine can show you how.  Owner and Pastry Chef Steve Watts makes delicious sweets and amazing cakes that are for sale in his bakery.  You […]

Beer Tasting and Brewery Tour at Shag Rock Brewing Company

Event date/time: Saturday, January 14th, 1-3 pm Are you a beer enthusiast? Join us at Shag Rock Brewing Company in Rockland for a brewery tour and a presentation of the beer brewing process.  Your host for this adventure is Richard Ruggiero, a veteran brewing expert and Brew Master at Shag Rock Brewing Company.  There will […]

Specialty Cake Decorating Class at the Hartstone Inn

Saturday, January 21st, 1-3 pm Join local cake decorator Patricia Moroz, of Starlight Custom Cakes, in the Hartstone Inn kitchen. Patricia’s edible creations are awe-inspiring with edible flowers that look so realistic, you’ll look twice before devouring. During this two-hour (plus) cooking class you will decorate your own 6-inch specialty cake. Patricia will teach you […]

Three Additional Cooking Classes Added to This Seasons Schedule

Due to an overwhelming response to our cooking classes this year, we have added three more to this seasons schedule! Travel to Tuscany Saturday, May 21, 2011 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. We’ll begin […]

Asian Flavors

Have you ever craved Asian food and had no where nearby you could rely on?  After taking Chef Michael Salmon’s class Asian Flavors on March 26 or 27 at the Hartstone Inn not only will you be able to spoil yourself anytime you want to, but you can impress your friends with a themed dinner […]

Gourmet Specialties on a Budget

Going out to eat can sometimes take as much, if not more, effort than sitting down for a home-cooked meal. Hiring a babysitter, getting a reservation, deciding what to wear, making the reservation, and then mentally ticking off all those dollar signs (bottle of wine, check, appetizer, check, salad, check, main course, check, dessert, check, […]

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 […]


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