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4 Days Chef James Lindquist Cooking Vacation in Maine

Gourmet Vacations in USA

Join Anns Point Inn in the kitchen for a four-day hands-on cooking adventure with with Chef James Lindquist, owner of the highly rated and popular restaurant Red Sky. Have an exquisite dinner at Red Sky. Visit local suppliers. Enjoy the comfort and beauty of Anns Point Inn. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!


  • 1 dinner at Red Sky
  • Visit to local food supplier
  • 2 dinner preparations with James
  • 2 4-course dinners at Anns Point Inn
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Recipes


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Sitting on two acres at the end of a peninsula in Bass Harbor, this lovely inn is surrounded on three sides by scenic tidal water. Four elegant and spacious guest rooms with water views, a spa featuring a Finnish sauna and a jet-filled hot tub, and nearly 700 feet of private shoreline suggest why some guests tell us Ann's Point Inn is “a little piece of paradise”.


During this holiday, you will use a variety of fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare well-rounded gourmet meals. You will learn by working alongside a talented chef and sous chef, and take home detailed recipes so that you can recreate the meals at home. Each program is different, influenced by the season and preferences of the participants.


Ann's Point Inn is a luxurious four-diamond contemporary bed and breakfast on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island, secluded and romantic yet close to beautiful Acadia National Park and the towns of Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, Maine. Sitting on two acres at the end of a peninsula in Bass Harbor, this lovely inn is surrounded on three sides by scenic tidal water.



Enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning while overlooking the picturesque waters of Bass Harbor.

Sample menu

  • This is the menu from a past retreat. No two retreats have the same menu as we use seasonal ingredients from local suppliers.

Day 1

  • Belgian bittersweet cupcake served with vanilla ice cream and an almond lace cookie
  • Clams and mussels steamed with white wine, dijon and fresh fennel on freshly-made pasta
  • Cocktail with Maine-made Rusticator rum
  • Lollipop lamb chops dusted with bitter chocolate and served with a cider and mint gastrique
  • Mushroom risotto with a whole shucked lobster and asparagus

Day 2

  • Fresh halibut with a triple citrus Beurre Blanc and fingerling potatoes
  • Grilled scallops with lime ginger glaze
  • Gyoza dumpings served with a tamari and fresh horseradish dipping sauce
  • Lobster
  • Lobster
  • Oyster mushroom with Napa cabbage and scallions
  • Oyster mushroom with Napa cabbage and scallions
  • Rhubarb ginger collins
  • Smoked blue cheese and pear
  • Vanilla buttercake with rhubarb sauce and creme anglaise

Things to do (optional)

Acadia National Park

When "Good Morning America" put out a call in 2014 for America's favorite place, the response was overwhelming. Viewers sent in thousands of entries, suggesting places all over America. In the end, Maine’s Acadia National Park took the top spot as GMA’s "Favorite Place in America", finishing ahead of other finalists that included Lake Tahoe and the Chicago Lakefront. Most of Acadia sits on an island just off the state’s central coast comprising over 50,000 acres of jaw-dropping beauty with hidden beaches, meandering trails through lush forests, winding carriage roads for walking or cycling, pristine lakes in glacial valleys, and numerous mountain tops offering long distance views.

Foodie trips

Mount Desert Island is fortunate to have a variety of high quality restaurants. During the summer, restaurants often fill up so reservations are recommended. We're happy to make them for you.

Museums and cultural activities

Theater, museums, art classes, historical societies, and art galleries are all part of the make-up of Mt. Desert Island. If you are looking for a cultural experience, you can find it here.

Nature activities

Mt. Desert Island is home to some lovely gardens: The Wild Gardens of Acadia are right in the Park, and two other gardens are open to the public as well. For birders, Mt. Desert Island is on the Maine Birding Trail and this area offers many birding hot spots. For stargazers, Acadia National Park has some of the last naturally dark skies on the East Coast. Or, enjoy nature in your own way by learning to rock climb or even by playing a round of golf in a glorious natural setting.

Water activities

Most of Acadia is located on Mount Desert Island. This means there are abundant opportunities to get out on the water, from going on a Whale Watch with lots of other passengers to renting a kayak and paddling around all by yourself. Sailing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, or taking a quiet nature cruise on the R.L. Gott are all wonderful possibilities for exploring the beauty of nature.

What's included

  • 1 exquisite dinner at Red Sky Restaurant
  • 2 afternoons preparing dinner with Chef James
  • 2 four-course dinners at Ann's Point Inn
  • 3 delectable breakfasts at Ann's Point Inn
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Field trip to a supplier, such as a fish pier or produce farm
  • Gratuities
  • Recipes for the two dinners

What's not included

  • Taxes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Bangor International airport

Driving directions

  • Take either route 1 or route 1A to Ellsworth. Continue on route 3 following signs to Acadia National Park.
  • After crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island leave route 3 bearing right onto routes 102 and 198. Follow the signs to Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, and Swan's Island ferry.
  • Take route 102 / 198 through the village of Somesville, past Echo Lake (on your right) and then through the town of Southwest Harbor. The total distance from the head of the island to Southwest Harbor is about 10 miles.
  • Continue on route 102 up the hill out of Southwest Harbor, following signs to Bass Harbor. You'll see two junctions of routes 102 and 102A. In both cases, bear right to stay on route 102 going towards Tremont and Bernard.
  • Pass a community center and school on the right, and then the Tremont Congregational Church, also on the right.
  • Just past the church look for Ann's Point Road on the left. Turn on to Ann's Point Road and proceed to the end.


  • Latitude: 44.248133
  • Longitude: -68.350883

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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