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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 […]

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 list  Participants will get hands on instruction in the basic skills necessary for artisanal chocolate making.  Kate will guide participants through tempering chocolate, flavoring […]

Traditional Home Article

We are happy to be featured in the current (October 2010) issue of Traditional Home magazine which is on newsstands now. The article, written by Stephen Exel, a food editor and writer for the magazine, and photographed by photographer John Bessler, features our cooking school at the Inn.  Included are some great photographs, a nice […]

A Trip to Italy

Michael and I have created a foodie adventure… we’ll be exploring the scenic Farms & Villages of Southern Tuscany this fall. If you have the desire to learn something new, would like to explore several beautiful villages in Tuscany and like to cook – or just eat, then this may be the adventure you’ve been […]


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