Classes & Workshops
We are planning quite a few different classes this year & will be posting them soon, so keep watching for updates.
Shop in Freeport or spend the day experiencing the adventures of Boothbay Harbor and then come and get away from the crowds and relax in our charming country historical Midcoast Maine Inn/ bed & breakfast.
Please keep in mind that the dining room is closed on Tuesdays.
Try one of our classes or just have a glass of wine and enjoy a gourmet meal.
Cooking Classes 2013
Losing the fear of cooking is the first step of feeling comfortable with putting a meal together for friends and family.
The inn has different classes available in fall and spring as well as by request throughout the year:
- Six week course ( 3 hours every Wednesday 5.30 – 8.30; day of week can be changed with mutual agreement of all students) with basic instructions in planning a meal, shopping, preparation, and then making soups, sauces, stews, roasts, fish, vegetables, & starches. $595.00. Four person minimum required.
- Weekend courses with lodging, meals and lessons all included. Starts mid April through the 3rd week of May and then resume again late October until we close January 1st. (excl. holidays) $650 + 7% tax double occupancy. ($550.00 + 7% tax single rate.) Arrival Friday, check out Sunday after breakfast. Includes 2 dinners, 2 full breakfasts, 3 hour class on Saturday and another 2 hour class on Sunday before leaving. Requests for specific subjects are considered but not guaranteed. Six person minimum required.
Private lessons consisting of 3 hours of instructions on subjects selected by participants any day of the week, (except if conflicting with other package lesson times), 11am – 2pm. $150.00
While Lara doesn’t do specific diets for people, she is happy to share the information she has learned in her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the holistic Bastyr University with you. Sit down for half an hour, and ask away about all those confusing things you read about diet and healthy eating. Have a particular topic you want to know all about. Let her know in advance, and she’ll get all the information you could ever want, and explain it to you in a way that is easy to understand! She can also make suggestions about how to cook that weird healthy food you read about
1/2 hr: $25
1 hr: $45
Cheesemaking by appointment: $115 for morning class making ricotta, mozzarella, and chevre. Everything will be ready to take home the next day.
We have several other classes this year, all based around food!
There are two classes that are by appointment:
A guided mushroom foraging tour with renowned forager David Spahr http://mushroom-collecting.com/ Check in, and rest in our bucolic inn, with a farm setting. In the morning have our scrumptious breakfast, supplied by our chickens, and then get ready to forage! We provide you with a picnic lunch to keep you full on your walk. It can be a half day walk, or for an extra $50 it can be a full day. Come back to the inn and have the chef prepare your mushrooms for your dinner. Dinner is included in your package. The next morning breakfast is again provided, and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy the splendid beauty of Midcoast Maine! 2 person minimum!
Mushrooms are in their peak in September, but start anytime in June.
For 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner cost is $595 for 2 people. Discounts available for larger groups. Please inquire!
A guided wild plant foraging tour, also with David Spahr. The package and schedule are the same as the mushroom class. Wild plants start in spring and continue through the seasons!
More classes coming soon so keep checking.