Learn Fine Cooking Program

Our hands-on cooking classes teach many culinary secrets under the tutelage of our professionally trained chef - Chef Jeff Woolley.  Participants enjoy sampling of the tempting dishes prepared during their vacation cooking school curriculum.  

 Epicurean Escapade

---- is our two day intense, hands-on cooking classes creating a multi-course meal from scratch.Participants will spend several hours each day working alongside our chefs to create from scratch, a multi-course meal based around a central theme or ingredient.  Class participation is limited to six adults, so that there's plenty of time for questions
and exploration, and so that the material can be enriching for experienced cooks and accessible to the enthusiastic novice.

2016-2017 Program

January 20-22, 2017

Maine Seafood

Seafood from Maine is probably among the best in the world.  Our chef will take you thru the ease of cooking several varieties of  seafood that the Maine coast has to offer.    The dishes included in this class include Lobster Bisque,  Seared Cod,  Seafood Risotto,  Main Blueberry Tarts.  

February 24-26, 2017
Provencal Cuisine

The Provence region of France offers a fresh and flavorful cuisine that boasts a more Italian, Spanish and Greek Cuisines that the traditional French fare.  Provence is know as for its fertile soil thus considered the garden of France.  Come and learn about the many fresh items in their cuisine. that this region offers

The dishes that you will create for this class include Olive Oil-Poached Salmon with Roasted Peppers, Provencal Vegetables,   Beef Tenderloin with Ratatouille Butter, Anise-Seed Cookies.

March 17 -19, 2017

Mediterranean Cuisine

Mediterranean Cuisine is based on foods from countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.   The geographic area follows the distribution of the olive tree, with olive oil the main ingredient in most of its dishes.   Many people swear by the health benefits of this type of cuisine.   You will be creating such dishes as Roasted Yellow Pepper Burschetta with Fresh Mozzarella, Tunisian Grilled Cod, Roasted Shallot Butter and Herbed Tabouleh, and Aborio Rice Fritters.

May 5-7, 2017

From the Spring Garden

With Spring flowers starting to blossom it is time to consider the backyard gardens and especially fresh herbs.  Chef will take you inside your gardens and help to create dishes from the bounty of your green thumbs.   You will create such dishes as Grilled Salmon Nicoise with Spring Asparagus, Seared Scallop with Spring Pea Cream, Baby Greens with Strawberry-Chive Dressing., Rhubarb Creme Brule.

Epicurean Escapade Package Includes:
2-Nights Accommodations 
3-Course Candlelit Dinner for 2 Each Evening
Breakfast Each Morning
Afternoon Tea Each Day
Recipe Book & A Culinary Gift From The Manor
2-Days of Cooking School for One Participant per Room (Additional Charge for 2nd Person is $75)

Classes are from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday

Classic Room                  $675.00
Fireplace Room                $800.00
Jacuzzi Fireplace Room  $875.00
1-Bedroom Suite              $1000.00

Rates exclude 9% New Hampshire Lodging Tax

Dates don’t work for you? Create your own Private Cooking School Weekend!

Private Cooking School:

Choose Your Dates
Select Your Class Theme from Chef Provided Topics
Add $450.00 to “Epicurean Escapade” Package Price


Check out what our guest said after spending last weekend (Nov 2014)in our cooking school with our Chef---

My husband and I have nothing but gratitude and thanks for you and your entire staff for the hospitality extended to us this past weekend.  We loved the Manor!  We felt at home the moment we arrived.  Everyone was gracious in whatever task they performed on our behalf.  As this was my husband's first outing in well over a year, he was very happy to sit in front of a fire with a book and just enjoy relaxing while I enjoyed my cooking class with Executive Chef.  Wow! This far exceeded what I had imagined it would be.  I learned so many things throughout both days and the. To enjoy his company with my husband and I at lunch was wonderful and we had a few good laughs as well.  If I get the opportunity to do this again, I would do it in a heartbeat.  You can be sure that your Inn will be talked up by both of us to anyone who will listen.

We wish you all the success possible as you continue to welcome people from all over the world.  Your generosity to us in accommodating our changed plans will never be forgotten and was greatly appreciated.  Thank you.  C&A