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.

2018-2019 Program

November 9-11, 2018

Flavors of the Fall Garden

The bountiful fall harvest offers opportunities for colorful and flavorful creations showcasing our locally-grown product. Our will create the following dishes -- Poached Farm Egg with Root Vegetable Hash Braised Pork, Apple Compote, Roesti Potatoes, Maple Roasted Parsnips, Rustic Apple Tart with Bourbon Caramel Sauce.

November 30- December 2, 2018

Flavors of the Holidays

Celebrate the traditional while gathering new ideas for elegant, exciting and flavorful celebrations of the season.   Your holiday dishes you will cook will include Stuffed Mushroom sauce Bearnaise,  Porchetta, Roasted Vegetables, Potato Puree, Mushroom Demi Glace, Grand Marnier Creme Brulee.

January 18 -20, 2019

Flavors of the Sea

With fresh fish and seafood so readily available these days, there's a wealth of techniques and styles for maximizing those delicate flavors.  Dishes that will be created include Crab cake with Citrus Aioli, Seared Scallop with Bacon-Onion Jam,  Poached Halibut with Fricasse of Vegetables,  Spiced Shortbread with Apple Berry Compote.

February 8-10, 2019

The Flavors of France

No other country speaks louder to the heart of fine food and fine cooking!  So many sauces, pastries, wines...viva la France!  Your french Cuisine dishes will include  Gourgeres, Ratatouille, Coq Au Vin, Crepes Suzette.

March 15 -17, 2019

Titanic Cuisine

We pulled straight from the Titanic's first class menus to deliver this unique culinary and historical experience.  Learn how to cook dishes that were polular in the Pre-World War 1 era including Filet Mignon Lili, Waldorf Pudding, Consomme' Olga.

April 19-21, 2019

Italian Cuisine

 Come enjoy the taste of italy as you prepare classic dishes such as Osso Buco, Milanese, Roasted Red Pepper Risotto with Pine Nuts and Italian Espresso Tiramisu.  You'll learn traditional Italian sauces such as Fresh Basit Marinara and Roasted Garlic Alfredo

May 10-12, 2019

The Flavors of the Spring Garden

Spring will be in full swing and all those fresh herbs, greens and early vegetables beckon, so we'll turn our attention to fresh-from-the-garden ingredients grown nearby.  Dishes that you will enjoy include Farm Egg with minted pea cakes, Asparagus, Herb Sabayon Pasta, Herb Pesto, Toasted Pine Nuts Sauteed Chicken, Thyme Brown Butter, Herb Risotto and Mint Berry Trifle.

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:
If our planned dates don’t work consider a private cooking school weekend.  You select the dates, you select the cooking topics, and you gather 5 of your friends and enjoy a great cooking weekend.  The rate is $450 for the cooking classes( maximum of 6 people in the class).  Accommodation packages must be added on to the private cooking school fee depending on what you are looking for.

Cooking Classes for Lakes Region Residence
If you don't need lodging you can join the classes.  Our classes are Saturday and Sunday mornings.  These spots can be booked for any available spots available one week prior to the scheduled classes begin. Each class has 6 spots available.  Cost is $125 per person, excluding taxes.   Your class fee includes the cooking classes, food included in the topic, recipe book of dishes created in the cooking school, Manor apron.  Non refundable Payment is paid at time of booking.


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