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Learn Fine Cooking Program

Our hands-on cooking classes teach many culinary secrets under the tutelage of our professionally trained chef.  Participants enjoy sampling of the tempting dishes prepared during their vacation cooking school curriculum.  Our Learn Fine Cooking Program has two options.  First is our Epicurean Escapade which is our more intense program that lasts 2 days.   Our second is our Fork in the Road program which is our one day casual cooking class.

 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.

2015-2016 Program

The Global Gourd - Pumpkin Beyond Pie
November 13—15, 2015

Versatile well beyond the familiar holiday pies, pumpkin is a staple ingredient in diverse global cuisines.  Explore pumpkin’s many facets with dishes like Pumpkin Soup with Red Curry-Coconut Broth, Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Profiteroles with Azteca Chocolate Sauce.

Luxury 101
January 15—17, 2016

caviarCurious about caviar? Underwhelmed by wagyu? Foie gras phobic? Some of the world’s most luxurious foods can also be the most misunderstood and misrepresented. In dishes like Potato Blinis with Crème Fraiche and Caviar, Seared “Kobe” Steak with Boulangere Potatoes and Seared Foie Gras with Lentils and Port Wine, you’ll be able to prepare and taste these delicacies alongside our chefs and see what all the fuss is really about

Sensational Seafood
March 18—20, 2016

Many of us love eating seafood, or crave it’s nutritional benefits, but are uncertain about
cooking seafood at home. With dishes like Lobster Bisque, Salt Cod Croquettes, and Fillet en Papillote, you’ll experience a variety of seafoods and cooking techniques to kick-start your own creations.

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)

2015-2016 Package Prices
Classic Room      $650
Fireplace Room   $800
Jacuzzi Room      $900
Luxury Suite      $1100

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

Fork in the Road Cooking Program

-----Single-day, casual, hands-on classes, focused on a creating a single dish and conclude in just a few hours. For those who love fine food and cooking, but prefer to spend less time on their feet in the kitchen and more time with their feet propped by a cozy fire or soaking in a Jacuzzi tub.

2015 -2016 Program
Pasta Making
February 20 or February 21, 2016

Linguine Carbonara  -- excerpted from our award-winning “Oodles of Noodles” fresh pasta making class, participants will experience making their own pasta by hand, and then turning it into everybody's favorite pasta extravagance.

Knife Skills
May 7 or May 8, 2016

Insalata Cotta y Cruda  -- excerpted from our “Cutting Edge” knife-skills class, participants will assemble a “salad of cooked and raw vegetables” with a simple vinaigrette. Emphasis placed on learning and practicing a variety of classic vegetable cuts.

Fork in the Road Price Includes:

1-day of Cooking Class for One Participant
Recipe Book & A Culinary Gift From The Manor

2015-2016 Prices

$125.00 in addition to Lodging Rate

Classes are from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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 Chef Peter.  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