Chef Michael’s Fall Apple Tart Recipe

1 sheet puff pastry (homemade or your favorite brand) Vegetable pan coating 1 egg, beaten 6 Tablespoons almond paste 1 1/2 Granny Smith apples 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice Mix (recipe below) Powdered sugar in shaker Optional: 1 cup Creme Anglaise (recipe in cookbooks) 6 scoops vanilla ice cream Preheat …
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Thanksgiving Dinner Getaway Package

Leave the cooking to us and spend your Thanksgiving holiday at the Hartstone Inn!  Our Thanksgiving Dinner Package includes two night’s lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and a five-course gourmet Thanksgiving dinner for two.  Enjoy cocktail hour before dinner, complete with delicious hors d’ oeuvres. We have two seating times for our holiday dinner – 2:00 …
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It’s Apple Picking Season at Hope Orchards!

It’s September and that means fresh apples, apple pie, apple cider, apple butter… and more!  Hope Orchards, located just 6 miles from the Hartstone Inn offers both pick-your-own and pre-picked apples. Pears and pumpkins too!  Opening day was Friday, September 14th!  Go get the first taste of the season with Paula Reds and Ginger Golds …
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Fall Mushroom Hunting Adventure Getaway Package

Available late July through early November, our guide will lead you through the woods for 2 hours, pointing out different mushrooms species (edible and poisonous) and instruct you on species identification.  Camden Hills State Park (located 3 minutes from the Inn) is a great place to find Porcini, Hen of the Woods, Chicken of the …
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Endless Summer Flower Farm – Dahlia Gardens

Endless Summer Flower Farm, located just two and a half miles from downtown Camden is a favorite destination of both Hartstone Inn guests and locals alike.  Featuring spectacular dahlia gardens, the over 180 varieties are a breathtaking sea of colors.  Do you garden?  They have over 2500 plants that are all labeled and available to …
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Camden International Film Festival

September 13-16, 2018 Founded in 2005, and recognized as one of the top 12 documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) brings the finest non-fiction cinema to the rugged coast of Maine, showcasing over 80 documentary feature and short films from around the globe each fall.  Films are shown at …
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Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Saturday, September 8, 2018  9am- 3:00pm This popular annual event, which is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine …
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Hartstone Inn Summer Sorbet Recipe

We serve sorbet every evening at the Inn both as a dessert option and as a cleansing course before the entree.  Any fruit can be used for sorbet, you just need to consider the type of flesh or juice a fruit produces, and match it to one of these recipes. Simple Syrup 4 cups water …
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Camden Windjammer Festival

August 31 – September 2, 2018 Celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival.  From the great age of sail when coasting schooners were launched in the harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business in the 1930s, to today’s windjammer fleet and elegant yachts, sailing ships have always defined our lovely, vibrant …
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2018-2019 Hartstone Inn Cooking Class Schedule

Join Chef Michael in his Hartstone Inn kitchen for a cooking class weekend.  A wide range of topics will be offered featuring regional and ethnic cuisines to seasonal and holiday offerings. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food! Our Cooking Class Getaway Package include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon …
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Chef Michael’s Grand Marnier Soufflé Recipe

Grand Marnier Soufflé serves 10 2 cups whole milk 1/4 pound unsalted butter (1 stick) 1 cup flour 1 cup granulated sugar 9 large eggs, separated 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, soft 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 cup Grand Marnier Liqueur Grand Marnier Crème Anglaise (recipe below) Heat the milk, over …
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Food Truck Saturday at Cellardoor Winery: “Grillin’ Brazilian”

Saturday, June 30, 2018 & Saturday, August 4, 2018 12pm-4pm The Grillin’ Brazillian food truck will be stationed at Cellardoor Winery serving up the best of Brazilian cuisine; emphasizing locally sourced ingredients, grilled on the churrasqueira.  Visit and enjoy a snack or a meal with a glass of Cellardoor wine. Saude!

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