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CONTACT: Kevin Flynn, (603)447-2818

 

WHITE MOUNTAIN COOKING SCHOOL DATES, RATES & GRATE FUN

Go from being a good cook to a gourmet chef in a weekend at the Snowvillage Innís White Mountain Cooking School. Weekend cooking classes begin on Friday evenings. Class participants are welcome to arrive at the inn any time after 2 pm. Shortly after arrival, expect a welcome tour of the kitchen at which time you will meet Chef Laurel and familiarize yourself with the kitchen layout. Following a fine candlelight dinner on Friday evening, Innkeeper Kevin and Chef Laurel will host a small gathering on the Innís front porch or in front of the fireplace. All participants will all enjoy a chocolate fondue while discussing the next dayís itinerary. Menus and course descriptions will be distributed at this time and any last minute questions or requests can be addressed.

 

Saturdayís class will commence after breakfast at approximately 10:00 am. Class participants will be assigned tasks and instructed individually by Laurel. The class will end with a late lunch prepared entirely by the class and accompanied by wines selected by Kevin. Following lunch the class will be free to explore the surrounding Mount Washington Valley or rest up for a gourmet dinner on Saturday night. After breakfast on Sunday the class will again convene in the Innís kitchen for the final day of instruction. The weekend will culminate in a delicious lunch prepared by the class and served in the dining room.

Rates for the White Mountain Cooking School start at $349 per person/double occupancy. The rate includes two nights lodging in the best available room, two dinners, two breakfasts, reception fondue and after-dinner drinks on Friday. The 8% tax and 15% service charge are additional. Classes are held to a maximum of eight participants to ensure individual attention. Rates for non-participating traveling companions are $100 less.

 

For 2003 - 2004, the White Mountain Cooking School will host the following schedule of classes:

Sept - Custom classes only for a minimum of four students - the group picks the theme.

Oct 24-26 - Bountiful Harvests - Learn to prepare savory and hearty dishes from Apple & Mushroom Bisque with Pistachio Cream to Roast Vegetable Gallete and decadent chocolate cake to top it off.††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††

 

Nov 14-16 - Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner - Here youíll learn to prepare a gourmet Thanksgiving feast from a traditional turkey laced with fresh herbs and cinnamon with cider gravy, complimented by a home made corn bread stuffing, and topped off with a Cranberry Bread Pudding with Hard Sauce.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

December 11-14 - Holiday Food, Fun, and Decorating - Spend a day in the kitchen learning the recipes and assisting in preparation of Christmas cookies for the upcoming Inn-to-Inn Holiday Cookie Tour.Take home your own tin of Christmas Cookies you help prepare.Then, compare your creations with innkeepers at 16 other inns as you partake in the Inn-to-Inn Holiday Cookie Tour, visiting inns from Tamworth to Harts Location, sampling holiday treats.

Jan thru March - Cook ní Ski with Kevin & Laurel - Classes will be scheduled on an as-needed basis for groups of four to eight guests.Spend your days in the kitchen with Chef Laurel, learning everything from bread to soups, and hearty winter entrees to decadent desserts, then work it all off on the Snowvillage Innís private ski trails as you take a guided cross country ski or snowshoe tour with Chef Laurel and Innkeeper Kevin Flynn.

April 25-27 - Chocolate Cooking Weekend - This is the ideal class for chocoholics.Youíll prepare and then enjoy everything from Truffle Filled Filo Cups to Chocolate Almond Bread and Apricot Linzer Tart.If youíve had your own fill of chocolate during this class, you can take home the Chocolate Boxes with White Chocolate Mousse and fresh berries or Chocolate Cream Puffs that you also prepare in this class.

May 16-18 - Elegant Summer Picnics - Hereís where youíll learn how to prepare everything from summer cocktail fare to casual summer picnic plates, including fresh herbs, wonderful breads, and chilled entrees.

June 20-22 - Herbs, growing your own and improvising old recipes - Combine gardening, a classic-pastime for gourmets with learning to improvise and improve your recipes with the addition of pungent herbs.

July, August - Customize your own class with four to eight participants.You choose the theme, and we customize the class.

 

Whether youíre a wizard in the kitchen, or a gourmet-wanna be, the White Mountain Cooking School is the ideal way to enjoy a culinary vacation combined with some wonderful R&R, and always in good taste. Contact the Snowvillage Inn at 1-800-447-4345 or on the Internet at www.snowvillageinn.com for more information.†††††††††††