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Join Chef Michael in his Camden, Maine restaurant kitchen for a private one-on-one cooking class. Get specialized training on prearranged topics. Learn useful cooking tricks and techniques. Assist and work side by side with Chef Michael on preparing for the evenings dinner. Experience firsthand the scenes and the magic where food is prepared carefully and deliciously by our Chef. Afterwards join us for dinner and enjoy the dishes we made together.
This historic and enchanting Camden bed and breakfast inn sits in the heart of the village of Camden; Maine. Fodors considers this Maine bed and breakfast to be an elegant and sophisticated retreat and culinary destination. A Mansard-style Victorian built in 1835, the Hartstone Inn offers a unique experience in pampered luxury. This award-winning Camden inn is four-diamond rated from AAA, and is part of the Diamond Collection. From Quimper faience and luscious linens in the guestrooms to the world-class cuisine in the dining room and the collection of 400 live orchids in the common areas, Mary Jo and Michael Salmon get absolutely everything right says An Explorers Guide to Maine.
Warm brown, beige and blues beautify this lovely first floor room. The wrought iron queen bed is dressed in dreamy chocolate brown. Muted gold swirl wall coverings with original oil paintings, an inviting sitting area with cable TV and hardwood floors enhance this spacious room. Private bathroom with newly tiled Tuscan stone shower. Additional amenities: DVD, Wi-Fi, iPod/MP3 player docking station, and air-conditioning
Tucked away on the second floor, this cozy room is decorated with a soft yellow decor. The queen-sized bed is dressed with a fluffy feather duvet and French-inspired luxury linens. The sitting area has two comfortable reading chairs and highlights the original oil paintings that adorn the walls. The private bathroom has a marble vanity and a large shower. Additional amenities: cable TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, iPod/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hideaway House.
The romance of the Italian countryside is reflected in the furnishings and wall decor of this spacious front corner room. The Toscana Room has an ornate four-poster queen bed and a fluffy feather duvet. The bay window welcomes guests with comfortable club chairs and plenty of natural light. Gaze out to the village or snuggle in with a good book. The private bathroom features a shower. Additional amenities: Cable flat screen TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, iPod/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the main Hartstone Inn building.
The queen bed is dressed beautifully in fine ivory linens and a feather bed duvet. An ornate high ceiling with crystal chandelier and a comfortable sitting area complete the room and create the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape.The Wedgwood room has cable flat screen TV/DVD. Plus there is a spacious private bathroom with shower. Additional amenities: WiFi, iPod/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hartstone Inn.
The chef for a day program runs from 13:00 to 17:00, and is available with advance reservation. Students will assist Michael in preparations for that evenings dinner and will also get specialized training on prearranged topics. The afternoon begins with a review of the evenings dinner menu and assignment of duties. After a quick tour of the kitchen and orientation, you will work side-by-side with Michael preparing dinner. If you have a preference to learn about one of Chef Michael's recipes or a specific type of cuisine, Michael can work with you in advance to make those arrangements. You are recommended to join the dinner that evening to enjoy the dishes you helped prepare.
Michael Salmon, chef and owner of the Hartstone Inn and its Camden, Maine restaurant, has been working in professional kitchens for over 25 years. He was named Caribbean Chef of the Year for 1996-1997, while working for the Sonesta Beach Resort Hotel and Casino on the island of Aruba. Michael also was featured in a special section of the USA Today on November 8, 1996.
The Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is perfectly situated in mid-coast Maine to get outdoors and enjoy the fun. The inn is steps from Camden's picturesque harbor with its fleet of historic Windjammers ready to take you on a scenic tour of lighthouses, marine wildlife and secluded islands.
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