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Foodie Adventures in the Loire Valley, France

It’s Market Day on our Foodie Adventure… Always one of our favorite days! There are numerous markets through out the Loire Valley, but the scenic village of Amboise is our personal favorite.  The market is located in the park, along the Loire river and close proximity to the Chateau and beautiful shops in the village.  Early […]

Wine Pairing Explained

A friend sent this to us today…I thought everyone would enjoy it.

Maine Lobsterpalooza 2013

Event date/time: September 8-14, 2013 A week-long celebration of all things lobster in the Penobscot Bay Region. Lobster cash mobs and specials at stores, inns, and restaurants. Lobster dishes morning, noon, and night. Lobster and wine tasting tours. Lobster and olive oil tastings. Vote in “Best Lobster Roll” contest.  Visit the “Lobstacle Course”. Pull traps […]

Hartstone Inn 2013-2014 Cooking Class Schedule

Our 2013-2014 cooking class schedule has just been published and it includes many new class topics!! Join Chef Michael in his Hartstone Inn kitchen for a cooking class weekend, covering a wide range of topics from regional and ethnic cuisines to seasonal and holiday offerings. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious […]

Merryspring Nature Center Kitchen Tour 2013

Wednesday, August 7th, 201310 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Camden, Rockport and Hope~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit 8 uniquely-designed kitchens and enjoy tastings from 16 area chefs.  Visit our very own Chef Michael Salmon as he will be in kitchen #4 – the home of Bettina Doulton.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Click here for the map included with each ticket showing the location of […]

Open Farm Day at Savage Oaks Winery

  Event date/time:  July 21, 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm On Sunday, Maine farms will be open to the public. Visit a farm and see what farm life is all about. Watch farm activities and demonstrations from milking to felting; pet farm animals, pick berries, tour a barn or go on a hay ride. There […]

Hartstone Inn Rainy Day Activities

We realize it’s sometimes difficult to love rainy days while you are on vacation but rest assured, there are still many fun things to do and see!  We have put together this list of  activities in Camden and the surrounding area. In Camden and in general: Ask us for a complimentary day pass to the […]

Salt Water Farm Cafe and Market

written by Meghan Small, Hartstone Inn General Manager At the Hartstone Inn, we like to keep our guests current on what is new on the local “foodie” scene.  This includes of course, the opening of new restaurants.  Last Tuesday, I decided I would try the recently opened Salt Water Farm Cafe and Market first hand.  […]

“From the Spring Garden” Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Chef Michael‘s last cooking class until fall is just a few weeks away!  Our “From the Spring Garden” cooking class is offered both June 1st & June 2nd from 1-3pm.  Springtime in Maine is a pretty exciting.  The snow is gone and our gardens are beginning to produce some spring bounty.  Chef Michael will take […]

New Restaurant “Seabright” Offers Specialty Pizza in Camden

New Restaurant news for our Hartstone Inn “foodie” friends/guests… James Beard nominated Chef Brian Hill, owner of both Francine Bistro in Camden and Shepherd’s Pie in Rockport has opened a third restaurant.  Seabright, Hill’s new pizzeria opened April 1st at 7 Public Landing in downtown Camden, the former location of Paolina’s Way .  The menu […]


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