Calendar of Events in Camden

Common Ground Country Fair

Date:  September 21, 22 & 23, 2018 / Gates Open at 9am

Since 1977, this celebration of rural living offers something for everyone, in a traditionally festive atmosphere. Features farmers and their livestock, Maine-grown organic foods, music and entertainment.   Learn basic gardening skills and see vendors of Maine-made crafts, folk arts, food, plants, agricultural tools, environmentally friendly living items and much more!

View this years schedule of events here.

Location Address: Unity, Maine

Contact Website: www.mofga.org/thefair

 

Birds of Chicago at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: September 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Led by JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago are known for their seamless combination of rock n roll meets "near perfect Americana" (No Depression). Their new album, Love in Wartime is a rock and roll suite with impressive cinematic sweep. Co-produced by Nero and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), it evokes epic efforts of the 60’s and 70’s, with love as the undeniable through-line, and finds Nero and Russell continuing to create joyously urgent rock songs with deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality. Says JT Nero, chief songwriter for the band, "A good show can send you back into the night feeling-for at least a little while-that everything isn't broken. Right now, we wanna dose out as much of that feeling as we can.

Location Address: Camden Opera House
 
Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Bistro Night at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time:  Friday, October 12, 2018  5:30 - 10 pm

Join Cellardoor Winery and celebrate the bounty of the harvest at their fall Bistro with seasonal fare from Trillium Caterers and musical entertainment from the spectacular Tameca Jones.

Tameca Jones is known as the Queen of Austin Soul Music and first joined us here in Lincolnville at last year’s Live in the Vines.

Location Address:
Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

"Autumn Dinner" Cooking Class

Event date/time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 and Sunday, November 18, 2018 / 1-3pm

Fall is a great time of the year to entertain and the bounty autumn provides for some wonderful and hearty menu options. This four-course dinner starts with a Honey Seared Duck Breast with Peppered Squash and a Walnut Dressing followed by one of our most popular soups – Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple Soup with a Maple Cream. The entrée is Michael’s version of “Beef Wellington” specifically designed for the Autumn table. To finish the meal we will make a Fall Apple Tarte Tatin with some locally grown apples.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. 

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

Holiday Hors d' Oeuvres Cooking Class

Event date/time: Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Sunday, December 9, 2018 / 1-3pm

Having a holiday party? Re-create these Hors d’Oeuvres that Chef Michael has created for the holiday season.  Class will start with Key Lime Martinis and follow with: Phyllo-Wrapped Lamb Chops with a Rosemary-Mustard Aioli, Funchi Rounds with Maine Lobster, Spicy Beef Toasts with a Smoked Tomato Confit, Black Pepper Almonds, and Onion-Sage and Olive Tartlets.Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. 

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"French Specialties" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, January 5, 2019 and Sunday, January 6, 2019 / 1-3pm

Chef Michael is leading Culinary Adventure Tours to the Loire Valley in France. Get a sneak peak into some of his favorite French dishes that he prepares at the Chateau near Chambord.  Class will start off with a Mushroom and Duck Crêpe, followed by a Carrot Soup with Nutmeg Croutons and a Dill Cream. For a main course, we will make Salmon “Polonaise” with a Lemon Sauce and finish the class with an Apple and Pecan Tarte Tatin.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. 

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"Caribbean Cuisine II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, January 19, 2019 and Sunday, January 20, 2019 / 1-3pm

Chef Michael was named Caribbean Chef of the year in 1996. Join in preparing some of his favorite dishes and creations using Tropical Fruits and local ingredients. We will start with a Coconut-Mango Mojito and follow with: Annatto Grilled Shrimp with a Pineapple-Avocado Salsa, Coconut-Steamed Mussels, Caribbean-Seared Tenderloin of Pork, and Fried Bananas with Lychees and Papaya.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

 

"Asian Flavors" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, February 2, 2019 and Sunday, February 3, 2019 / 1-3pm

After taking Chef Michael’s class Asian Flavors at the Hartstone Inn, not only will you be able to spoil yourself with Asian fare anytime you want to, but you can impress your friends with a themed dinner party. With a few basics under your belt from an experienced chef, you should be prepared to begin (or continue) your journey through Asian cuisine’s modern and traditional styles. Get advice from Michael on equipment, techniques, resources, basic sauces, and pairings.  Menu includes Sweet and Sour Pork with Fresh Fruit and Steamed Rice, Lobster Pot Stickers with a Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce, Steamed Vegetable Buns and Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Bibb Lettuce and Spearmint.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"More Pasta Favorites" at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Sunday, February 24, 2019 / 1-3pm

Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and cooking pasta.  Specific dishes include: Spinach Fettuccine Puttanesca with Shrimp, Farfalle with fresh Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic, Green Pea Ravioli with Lemon and Olive Oil and Potato Gnocchi with Lobster and Asparagus.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"Maine Seafood II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, March 9, 2019 and Sunday, March 10, 2019 / 1-3pm

From the bounty of Maine waters comes some of the best seafood in the world. In this course, we will be showcasing that bounty with styles from around the globe.  Recipes will include Halibut Tapenade (Papillote demonstration), Scallop Terrine with a Roasted Pepper Coulis, Seared Cod Fillet with White Beans, Shrimp and a Chorizo Broth and Red Curry of Maine Lobster with Snow Peas and Pineapple.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"Travel to Tuscany" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, March 23, 2019 and Sunday, March 24, 2019 / 1-3pm

If you can’t join Chef Michael in Italy for one of his Foodie Adventures, then come to Camden and experience some of his favorite Tuscan dishes. Class will begin with a hearty Tuscan Onion Soup with a Pecorino Crust followed by handmade Pici Pasta with a Pork Ragu. Next, participants will stuff Chicken with Prosciutto, Fontina Cheese and Sage and then finish things off with an Almond-Ricotta Semifreddo.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

"Sous Vide – Provençal Cuisine" Cooking Class at the Harstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, April 6, 2019 and Sunday, April 7, 2019 / 1-3pm

Sous Vide cooking is just starting to take off with home cooks, and this course will introduce you to the equipment, concepts and basic techniques needed to get you started.  Recipes from Chef Michael's Foodie Trip to Provence will be featured and include: Chicken Breast with a Foie Gras-Fig Cream and Herbed New Potatoes, Olive Oil-Poached Salmon with Roasted Peppers, Provençal Vegetables, Beef Tenderloin with a Ratatouille Butter and Creme Brûlée.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

"Lots'a of Lobster II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 / 1-3pm

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal!  Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations: Lobster and Asparagus Quiche, Corn and Lobster Chowder with Crisp Bacon, Potato Gnocchi with Lobster and Wild Mushrooms and Baked Artichoke with Maine Lobster and a Yogurt-Feta Cheese Dip.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

Haute Chinese Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, June 1, 2019 and Sunday, June 2, 2019 / 1-3pm

Classical Chinese Dishes prepared and presented in a more “gourmet” style.  Dishes include: Kung Pao Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Crispy Whole Fish with Spicy Vegetables and Garlic and Steamed Rice.  Dishes will be prepared in a steel wok set over the gas range, and basic wok techniques will be covered.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME