Let’s make cheese

Ten years ago I took a cheese making course with Caitlin of Appleton Creamery, here in Maine. As a chef, we are curious about our food products, so I wanted to see her farm and get an introduction to the process of making cheese. I fell in love with the process…the smells, the systematic approach, …
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Camden, Maine

Boston Fashionista: Explore Camden Weekend

It is always a blessing when you get to see the work you do reflected in someone else’s perspective. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the travel and fashion blogger, Boston Fashionista. She joined us for a weekend to explore Camden and to take part in Chef Michael’s Dim Sum cooking class. Stay With …
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“Holiday Hors d’ Oeuvres I” Cooking Class

Saturday, December 8th or Sunday, December 9th, 2018 1-3pm / $45 per person Having a Christmas party? Chef Michael has a variety of hors d’oeuvres recipes that are perfect 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, …
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Mediterranean Cuisine Cooking Class

Saturday, January 20th or Sunday, January 21, 2018 1-3pm / $45 per person Join Chef Michael in his Hartstone Inn kitchen as he shares some of his favorite recipes from the Mediterranean region. Participants will prepare four dishes: Roasted yellow pepper bruschetta with fresh mozzarella, beets in romesco sauce, Tunisian grilled cod with a roasted …
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Asian Flavors Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

January 6th & 7th, 2018 from 1-3pm Join Chef Michael for a cooking class and learn the art of making Asian cuisine!  Spoil yourself anytime you want to, or impress your friends with a themed dinner party. Who wouldn’t love homemade Sweet and Sour Pork, Lobster Pot Stickers with a Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce, Shrimp Toast with …
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French Holiday Baking Class

Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:45pm – 8:45pm Love France, baking or holiday cookies?  This class includes all three! Join Clovis Anjard of Normandy, France at the Penobscot Language School in Rockland to create French holiday cookies!  Start with some langues de chat (cats’ tongues!) and continue on to create other buttery delights.  Take home …
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2017-2018 Cooking Class Schedule!

Join Chef Michael in the Hartstone Inn kitchen for a cooking class weekend.  A wide range of topics are covered from regional and ethnic cuisines to seasonal and holiday offerings. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. Weekend packages include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our …
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Caribbean Cooking Class Sunday, December 18th!

Sunday, December 18th, 2016 from 1-3pm / Hartstone Inn Kitchen / $45 per person Our 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. The class will start with a cocktail – a Coconut-Mango Mojito!  To follow …
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Baltimore Sun Article – Cooking School Vacations

Days before we left for Tuscany to start our fall foodie adventures in Europe, I hosted a food and travel writer, Stephanie Citron, for a chef for a day cooking class in Camden. Stephanie was a lot of fun to work with and was focusing on a piece about cooking school vacations. This morning, her fantastic article was published …
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Hartstone Inn Cooking Class Schedule 2016-2017

We have received SO many inquires regarding when our next cooking class schedule would be on our website and – here it is! Join Chef Michael in the Hartstone Inn kitchen for a cooking class weekend.  Classes cover a wide range of topics from regional and ethnic cuisines to seasonal and holiday offerings. Classes are …
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“Dim Sum” Cooking Class – January 9th & 10th

January 9th or January 10th, 2016 – 1-3pm Start the new year off right – learn something new and enjoy delicious cuisine!  Dim is an umbrella category for small Chinese dishes. Typical examples of this food are small dumplings, wrapped foods such as won tons and egg rolls, and other foods. In general, individual portions …
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NEW – “In the Chef’s Kitchen” Friday, December 11th!

Join Chef Michael is his Camden kitchen for an evening of cooking and dining!  Assist in creating the evening’s four course menu which will be complimented with a wine paring. The goal is to recreate locally the fun that is enjoyed on their Foodie Adventures abroad!   Menu: Baked Figs with Appleton Creamery Goat Cheese …
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