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3 Days Culinary Holiday in Maine, USA

The Inn at English Meadows,141 Port Road, Kennebunk, York County, Maine, USA

Indulging Cooking Class in USA

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Experience a private hands-on cooking class with a local chef in Maine, USA! Maine Indulgence package has been created for fine-food lovers. If the fine-food lover title does suit you, come and stay at the Inn at English! This holiday is really a Maine indulgence for foodies, which you should not miss.

Highlights

  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Enjoying a welcoming glass of Prosecco
  • Wine during meals and artisanal cheese plate
  • Signature English Meadows coffee mugs
  • 3-course freshly prepared breakfasts
  • 2 nights of accommodation

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2 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Internet access

This recently renovated, historic Kennebunk Inn has welcomed travelers from all over the world for more than 75 years. The innkeeper, Elizabeth Arruda, strives to provide a comfortable and relaxed experience for her guests by offering modern amenities, divine breakfasts (including home-grown herbs), and a location filled with many attractions to explore.

The Inn is located in a mid-1800’s Greek Revival home and offers a unique combination of modern furniture and fixtures paired with impeccably maintained original moldings and wide plank floors. Guests enjoy use of common areas in two stylishly decorated common rooms, a dining room, and a lovely outdoor patio for guests’ enjoyment.

The Inn at English Meadows is perfect for vacationing to Kennebunk / Kennebunkport, romantic getaways, and celebrations. All guestrooms feature a Vera Wang hypoallergenic mattress, down duvets and pillows, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, wine glasses with opener, and hairdryer.

Luxurious Frette fine linens, warm bathrobes, cozy slippers, and fluffy towels await you. Some rooms feature the warmth of a gas fireplace or whirlpool tub. All guest rooms come equipped with air conditioners for the summer months. For your convenience, a guest refrigerator is located on the second floor of the Carriage House.

The Queen Bedrooms

Beach Walk

The Beach Walk room is tucked away in the rear of the second floor of the carriage house, it is very cozy and quiet. This room feels like a warm lazy afternoon at the beach, done in mint green. It is an ideal place to catch a mid-day nap after a long day strolling the beautiful Maine beaches. Indulge in the luxurious Frette fine linens, queen size bed, flat screen TV, and enjoy the comfort of your own private bathroom.

Sunrise

This room is located on the second floor of the main house and occupies the five windows “turret.” Originally the master bedroom of the English family in the 1860’s, it is one of the most popular rooms. Finished in warm tans and quiet blues, it is a wonderful place to have a morning coffee and read the paper. Additionally, the Sunrise room has interesting architectural details including an arched doorway, a serpentine wall, and six double hung windows. This room features a flat-screen TV and queen size bed. The private bathroom includes a heated tile floor, full tub, and shower.

Morning Dawn

This is a large bright room located on the second floor of the main house. The room features a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, and queen size bed. The private bathroom has a two-person shower and a double vanity. Done in calm green and cream colors, it offers a quiet sanctuary for a restful stay.

The Carriage House Suite

The Carriage House Suite is the most unique room in the Inn. It occupies the whole third floor of the Carriage House (450 square feet). You will find interesting architectural details such as exposed original barn beams, and angled ceiling lines. Enjoy the privacy of an additional outside entrance, come and go as you please. This Carriage House Suite has a comfortable queen bed. Other amenities include a flat screen TV, gas fireplace for those colder months, Nespresso coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, and private bath. Many guests enjoy an extended stay in this very special suite.

Sea Glass

Sea Glass is a newly-created queen room located on the second floor of the main house. It includes a private bath with a soaking tub / shower, heated floor, and heated towel bar. The room is finished in grey and rose tones.

Goose Rock

This cheerful bright room located on the first floor of the carriage house faces the rear of the property, overlooking heritage lilacs and the meadow. Done in warm reds and creamy yellows, this room has a spacious feeling with south west exposure. Goose Rocks features a queen bed, flat screen TV, and a private bath.

Quiet Bungalow

The Bungalow is a secluded rental situated in a very special place on the back of the inn property surrounded by shady woods and the sunny meadow. It's perfect for people traveling in a group of two couples, a family, or those traveling with pets. The bungalow has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with twin beds. The utility kitchen allows flexible dining options.

One of the most popular features is the furnished, fully screened in porch. This is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy afternoon or evening in the spring, summer, and fall months. The bungalow also has a flat screen TV, fireplace, and private bath. With advanced notice, the bungalow can accommodate a small pet with an additional fee per night.

The King Bedrooms

Serenity

Serenity is one of the most popular and very private rooms. The bedroom has a king bed, fireplace, and the bathroom has a double sink vanity and an oversized shower. This room is located on the second floor of the main house and has a private entrance.

Sunset

One of the largest rooms in the carriage house is situated on the second floor. Take in the view from the row of large windows overlooking the lush meadows, warm up by the cozy gas fireplace, and get a peaceful nights sleep in your cozy king size bed. This room also features a flat-screen TV and private bath to give you the comforts of home. Done in soothing greens, blues, and tans, this is the perfect place to unwind from a long day of exploring the town of Kennebunkport.

Tack Room Suite

The Tack Room, located at the rear of the first floor of the carriage, has a very interesting history. It once served the purpose of being the storeroom for saddles and harnesses from the farm’s carriages and horses years ago. Of course, over the years it has undergone several modifications, the latest remodel brings it up to date with modern amenities and cozy fine linens. This room defines the meaning of rest and relaxation.

Three walls of windows reveal lush trees surrounding the room, giving a since of privacy while welcoming natural light to pour in. On those colder days, you can warm up by the gas fireplace. Enjoy the newly renovated bathroom which features a large shower with three body sprays. Get a wonderful night rest on the king bed. The room also featured a flat-screen TV and adjacent sitting area. Done in calm grays and bright natural greens, this is a truly unique and relaxing space.

Quite Moment Suite

This suite is located on the first floor of the carriage house, it has one bedroom separate from the sitting area. In the spring, you can view rows and rows of heritage lilacs and beautiful perennial gardens from the comfort of your bed. The quiet sitting room done in ebony and tans has a flat screen TV, plenty of seating, and contemporary furniture. This is a great place to visit with traveling friends or catch up on a favorite book. The bedroom features a king size bed done in navy and cream colors. The completely new private bathroom features a custom shower and rainmaker shower head.

Tranquility Room

This very chic new suite is located on the second floor of the Carriage House. The Tranquility Suite offers plenty of space, featuring its own sitting room with contemporary decor and beautiful modern furniture. On those cold days, warm up by the wall mounted gas fireplace and enjoy your favorite book. This suite offers lots of privacy with plenty of seating, a flat screen TV, private bath and king bed. Done in cool shades of grey and warm tans, you could spend all day in this tranquil space.

Program

The package includes enjoying a welcoming glass of Prosecco and artisanal cheese plate upon arrival. The following day, you will experience a 4 hours private hands-on cooking class in Kate’s kitchen with a local chef. You will depart the inn at the end of your stay with a pair of signature English Meadows coffee mugs to enjoy at home. This package may not be combined with other offers and gift voucher may not be used.

Location

The Inn at English Meadows, a modern and chic bed and breakfast, is located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, midway between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine. The Inn is just a 30 minutes drive from Portland, Maine, which was named “America’s 2018 Restaurant City of the Year” by Bon appetit magazine. It is an enjoyable eight-minute walk from Dock Square in Kennebunkport, which has a bounty of shops, museums, antique stores, galleries, and a variety of dining options.

In the summertime, the Kennebunkport area is a very popular place to visit. As the roads fill with cars and restaurants fill reservations, you can ensure that your stay at The Inn at English Meadows will put you in the perfect location to access all the town has to offer without having to start your car.

Approximately 30 minutes away from the bed and breakfast in Kennebunk is Old Orchard Beach. The young and young at heart will be thrilled with the delights that await them in this resort town. Take a stroll on the boardwalk, indulge your sweet tooth with some ice cream or handmade candy, browse local shops for special treasures, or visit Palace Playland, a beachfront amusement park.

Distances

  • Dock Square - 8 minutes' walk
  • Old Orchard Beach - 30 minutes
  • Portland, Maine - 30 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Patio

Services

  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Toiletries

Food

During the class, you'll enjoy a bottle of wine selected to complement your meal as well as an artisanal cheese plate. After your meal is prepared, dine privately in the spacious contemporary dining room. Dessert and after-dinner wine may be added to the package for an additional 25 USD per person.

Breakfast

Experience the best breakfast in Kennebunk, Maine as a guest. The Inn at English Meadows features the breakfast that is truly one of the highlights of your stay. Guests of the inn have expressed on several occasions that the freshly prepared, three-course gourmet breakfast is nothing short of divine. Breakfast is always prepared with quality and fresh ingredients and presented before you in a beautiful, modern place-setting. The Inn at English Meadows really understands the value of creating the perfect surroundings to guarantee a relaxed breakfast experience.

The Kennebunkport area has an abundance of wonderful seasonal items such as fresh local maple syrup, vegetables, fruits, jams, sausage, fresh herbs from the garden, and many other natural offerings. These ingredients are incorporated into the prepared meals whenever possible, depending on the season.

During your stay, you have the option of enjoying your delicious three-course gourmet breakfast in one of the two brightly lit and tastefully decorated dining rooms or dine on the patio among the ambiance of beautiful gardens. Contemporary place-settings and modern decor fulfill the final touch for an enjoyable and relaxing morning to complete your fine dining experience; the perfect start to your day.

Sample menu items

  • English Meadows blend coffee created by Coffee by Design, roasters in Portland, Maine
  • Fresh-baked scones with sugar cinnamon butter
  • Honey roasted plums infused with thyme from the English Meadows herb garden
  • Local yogurt and house-made granola with seasonal fruit
  • Goat cheese and garden chive slow-scrambled eggs with roasted tomatoes
  • Lemon ricotta, blueberry pancakes with pure Maine maple syrup and North Country sausage
  • Spring or autumn vegetable hash with poached egg and crispy prosciutto
  • Prosciutto and lemony mascarpone breakfast pizza with eggs fried in olive oil
  • Salted chocolate chunk cookies

Restaurants around Kennebunk and Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport and Kennebunk host an amazing array of restaurants with classic dining fare, ranging from seafood shacks to fine-dining in restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs. Adding Portland to the mix, which is more than worthy of a day trip, and there is an abundance of restaurant riches. This list provides a sampling of some of the best places to experience the best in Maine dining in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and the Greater Portland area.

50 Local

The 50 Local restaurant presents an outstanding and approachable dining menu containing many of the traditional dishes offered in French Bistros with an American adaptation. Merrilee Paul and her husband, Chef David Ross, present the best of the area’s resources, relying on local farms and fisheries.

Old Vines Wine Bar

Enjoy exceptional charcuterie, imported, and local artisan cheese, homemade flatbread pizzas, fresh salads sourced from Maine farms, and tapas-style small plates in the lively dining room or on the seasonal outdoor patio.

Spat Oyster Bar and Pearl

From Rebecca Charles, the chef and owner of the legendary Pearl Oyster Bar in New York, Spat Oyster Cellar is an homage to New York City oyster saloons and cellars of the 1800s.

Bandaloop

The Bandaloop in Kennebunkport is known for its use of organic and locally sourced foods, with many vegetarian and vegan dining options and an array of appetizers, entrees, and sauces to choose from. Everything is created in-house, from the organic bread through to the desserts.

White Barn Inn

Encompassing two restored barns dating from the 1820's, the White Barn Inn offers five-star dining with a menu that is refreshed every week by Executive Chef Derek Bissonnette. Discover epicurean finesse and subtlety, underwritten by the rich and fulsome flavors of New England and coastal Maine.

On The Marsh Bistro

On the Marsh features cuisine by chef Jeffery Savage, who fuses European classicism with contemporary seasonal elements. The dining room is filled with art and antiques and the menu abounds with delights from nearby farms and gardens.

Emilitsa

Emilitsa brings a wide array of Mezethes (small plates), Megala Piata (large plates), and pristinely fresh seafood to the seacoast area. They honor the breadth of traditional cuisine from all regions of Greece and prepare their dishes with many local, fresh, organic and natural ingredients.

Ocean

Cape Arundel Inn’s oceanfront restaurant features stunning views and French-inspired cuisine. Enjoy early evening cocktails or dinner in the dining room or outdoor patio. Sample native Maine delicacies from the sea mingled with the freshest vegetables and local proteins.

Pier 77 and The Ramp Restaurants

Pier 77 serves up a sophisticated fare, focusing on meats and seafood and has stunning views of Cape Porpoise Harbor. Live music is featured in the summer. Tucked down below, The Ramp serves casual pub-style dining choices.

Earth at Hidden Pond

A collaboration with James Beard Award-winner and Boston restaurateur Ken Oringer, Earth promises an unforgettable dining experience. Simple yet innovative, Earth’s menu focuses on “farm to fork” freshness. In addition to local meats and seafood, ingredients are used from one of two onsite organic gardens.

Fore Street

Winner of a James Beard award, Fore Street’s interior surrounds a unique brick and soapstone hearth consisting of a wood-burning oven, grill, and turnspit visible from most tables. Hardwood and apple wood fires cook and flavor the seafood, meats, game, and vegetables that have made Fore Street in Portland a New England destination.

Hugo's Restaurant

With intellectual curiosity and modern technique driving the process, the ingredients at Hugo’s are farmed, fished, and foraged almost exclusively here in Maine, reflecting the dramatic seasonal shifts of Northern New England. Wrapped in soft leather, wrought iron, and reclaimed red birch, the sumptuous dining room overlooks the open kitchen.

Hurricane Restaurant

Hurricane serves only the freshest seafood and their executive chef has written the book on lobster. Steak and chop lovers will always find something on their menus to tempt them and they feature many satisfying vegetarian dishes. Their wine list has won numerous awards.

Mabels Lobster Claw Restaurant

Owners Stephanie and Robert Fischer take great pride in serving the freshest quality pieces of fish, steaks, and lobsters available. Homemade pies, blueberry bread, and corn muffins are baked every morning on the premises. The lobsters are hauled off the pier across the street by the local lobstermen.

Pedros Mexican Restaurant

Authentic Mexican and Latino cuisine made from fresh local ingredients. The impressive array of margaritas, mojitos, and specialty drinks are made with fresh squeezed ingredients. Interesting beers and wines are also served here. Patio dining is in season and open year round.

The Clam Shack

This tiny immaculate fish shack serves award-winning fried food, traditional boiled lobster dinners, and lobster rolls served on freshly baked buns from a local bakery. A fresh lemonade stand and, for the truly indulgent fried dough, are additional temptations.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There’s much to do near The Inn at English Meadows. If you want to explore the area’s natural beauty, visit the vast ocean beaches and rocky coastline, less than a mile away from the inn. For your evening, choose from a wide variety of dining experiences in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. If you want to spend the day exploring the outdoors, you will find a variety of activities and attractions very close to the inn.

If you're interested in a time passed, you can visit sea captain homes, seaside cottages from the turn of the century and historic lighthouses. In the summertime, relax on the warm sandy beaches where you can throw out a towel and soak up the sun. There are so many things to do in the Kennebunkport area and beyond, you will never run out of activities.

Spend an afternoon enjoying a round of golf at one of the nearby golf courses, see the area from another perspective and pay a visit to one of the local hot air balloon companies. You can also catch up on the local arts scene and visit one of the many galleries close to the inn. There is something for everybody when you stay at The Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunk, Maine.

What's included

  • Welcoming glass of Prosecco and artisanal cheese plate upon arrival
  • A private hands-on cooking class in Kate’s kitchen with a local Chef
  • Complimentary wine and artisanal cheese plate after meals
  • Dining privately in a spacious contemporary dining room
  • Signature English Meadows coffee mugs
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 3-course Breakfast

How to get there

Driving direction from the North or South

  • Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) to Kennebunkport (Exit 25).
  • At end of exit ramp, turn left on Route #35 South and follow it for five miles to the inn.
  • Follow the signs for Route #35 carefully as you pass through the town of Kennebunk (about one and a half miles along the way).
  • The Inn at English Meadows is up on a knoll on the right side of the road just after a large sign that says “Welcome to Kennebunk Lower Village”.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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