Classes

Mar 14

Pairings 101 - Buddakan Street Food

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Think: modern Asian cuisine meets the creativity and surprising flavors of authentic street food. Delight your senses with signature spices from the orient. Food has the power to transport, so join us and take the journey. From sensory evaluations to the art and science behind wine pairing, we’ll be cooking up some special treats with the help of Chef Lani Stiles of Megunticook Market and pairing them with Cellardoor wines. Seats for this pairing are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

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Hot and Sour Cabbage Soup
crushed red pepper, scallions, nam pla

Scallion Chinese Pizza
scallions, chinese pancake, hoisin dipping sauce

Pan Roasted Meyer Lemon Red Snapper
pan fried baby potatoes, leeks, szechuan black pepper sauce

Ginger Beer Battered Tempura Kabob
sweet potato shrimp skewer

Apr 11

Pairings 101 - Italy

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Pull a seat up to the table! We’re about to embark on a culinary tour of Italy’s richly diverse culinary regions, all worthy of your palate’s exploration. Indulge yourself in the Italian lifestyle as we discover the passion for food and wine. The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.

Tutti a tavola a mangiare!
(Everyone to the table to eat!)

May 16

Pairings 101 - Cuba

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Characteristically Caribbean, the Cuban table features tropical fruits, root vegetables, fish and small game prepared with influences from Spanish, African, Chinese and French cuisine. The culinary traditions of Cuba are a delight to be savored, so let your palate travel to the Caribbean with us! The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.

May 23

Mangia: An Italian Cooking Class with Chef Christina Sidoti

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | The Farmhouse

Buon cibo, buon vino, buoni amici.
(Good food, good wine, good friends.)

With the unofficial start of summer upon us, the heavy, hearty comfort foods of winter give way to dishes influenced by the light, fresh and colorful bounty found at Maine’s farmers markets. We’re celebrating the start of a new season with an Italian twist, taking cues dai monti al mare (from the mountains to the sea). Chef Christina Sidoti will take over our Farmhouse Kitchen for a special cooking class and dinner, complete with making fresh pasta dough and summer-inspired sauces to creating decadent cannoli.

(Photo Credit: Cig Harvey)

 

Jun 17

Pairings 101 - Greece

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Think: crystal clear blue waters contrasted by an impressive island hillside draped in crisp white. We’re taking inspiration from the mediterranean and exploring the bright, fresh flavors with our Greece edition of Pairings 101 on June 17. Join us as we dive behind the scenes of food & wine pairings, testing your senses and learning all about the basics of aroma identification and sensory evaluations. The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.

Jul 2

Lobster Lover's Cooking Class + Dinner

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | The Farmhouse

This is certainly a twist on your traditional lobster cooking class! Join Chef Lani Stiles and team of Megunticook Market as they take you through this crustacean-inspired class, from cooking and cracking lobster to preparing it in unique and inspiring ways. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you dine on the fruits of your labor and sip Cellardoor wines that have been paired with each dish. Seats for our cooking classes are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

 

Jul 16

Pairings 101 - Americana

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | The Farmhouse

American flavor is a cornucopia of delights with cultural influences from East Coast to West. Join us we pick the best local produce from the farmers markets to create Americana-themed tasting menu reminiscent of home. The class will feature a menu by chef Lani Stiles and team from Megunticook Market as well as your favorite reds, whites and blues (wine, that is). We’ll be  incorporating aroma identification and sensory evaluations to demystify the art and science behind food and wine pairings. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.

Aug 13

Lobster Lover's Cooking Class + Dinner

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | The Farmhouse

This is certainly a twist on your traditional lobster cooking class! Join Chef Lani Stiles and team of Megunticook Market as they take you through this crustacean-inspired class, from cooking and cracking lobster to preparing it in unique and inspiring ways. Enjoy a four-course dinner as you dine on the fruits of your labor and sip Cellardoor wines that have been paired with each dish. Seats for our cooking classes are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

 

Aug 19

Pairings 101 - Best Of An Era: 1960's

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Classic tastes with a modern twist. Take a trip down memory lane and peruse the best of the bunch. The 1960’s encouraged showy, complicated food with French influence. Think: Julia Child. Join us on August 19 as we dive behind the scenes of the myths and mysteries of food and wine pairings. The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.

Sep 10

Pairings 101 - Spanish Tapas

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Come enjoy the richly robust flavors of Spanish cuisine. Spain has always been a country of strong, seductive flavors — saffron, cumin and some of the finest and most flavorful olives and olive oil in the Mediterranean. From sensory evaluations to the art and science behind wine pairing, we’ll be cooking up some special treats with the help of Chef Lani Stiles and team of Megunticook Market and pairing them with Cellardoor wines. Seats for this pairing are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

Oct 17

Pairings 101 - Oktoberfest

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | The Farmhouse

A fine contrast of Old World cuisine with a modern flair will delight your taste buds. Transport your palate to Bavaria and indulge in an outstanding Oktoberfest tasting menu. From sensory evaluations to the art and science behind wine pairing, we’ll be cooking up some special treats with the help of Chef Lani Stiles and team of Megunticook Market and pairing them with Cellardoor wines. Seats for this pairing are limited, so early reservations are recommended.

Nov 14

Pairings 101 - The Spice Region

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Experience the magical and exotic aromas of the spice region. From sweet, fragrant cardamom to the world’s spiciest chili pepper, from smoky cumin to pungent mustard seeds, bold, aromatic spices add character and a rich bouquet to our Pairings 101. Let your spice journey begin here. The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.

Dec 5

Pairings 101 - Holiday Treats

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | The Farmhouse

Back home to Cellardoor where the HOBO symbol on the door says “Welcome”, we return for holiday fare that warms the body and the soul. Join us at the farmhouse table with our own wines to celebrate a season that has been full of warmth, comfort great food & good cheer! Join friends new and old as you sip on wine, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and learn all about the art and science behind food and wine pairings. Each class will highlight a different pairing aspect (such as bridge ingredients, cooking technique, acidity, sweetness, etc.). Seats for this pairing are limited, so early reservations are recommended.