Tuesday, August 13, 2019

FOOD & WINE Magazine Culinary Shore Excursions on Holland America's Canada and New England Cruises

The long-time partnership between Holland America Line and FOOD & WINE magazine has delivered immersive culinary experiences for Holland America Line guests for more than a dozen years. Now this partnership has evolved into an exciting, engaging and ever-expanding selection of culinary-themed shore excursions that explore food, wine and culture in some of the world's most renowned gastronomic hot spots.

Discover the charm and character of Qu├Ębec City and delight in authentic poutine and maple syrup-infused treats. Or enjoy an old-fashioned, trap-to-plate lobster bake in Bar Harbor. On FOOD & WINE tours, you'll experience Canada and New England though all of your senses.

In 2020, three Holland America Line ships will set sail for the charming coastal towns of Canada and New England.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Vermont in August

Twin Farms' Chef Swap series: Experience a Taste of London in Vermont, August 8-9, 2019, with British chef Ben Tish. The event will include a cocktail reception, New England themed BBQ and English-themed multi-course tasting menu.

Guest chef Mark Lundgaard from Copenhagen brings Nordic flavors to Twin Farms on August 14-16, 2019.

For more information, visit https://www.twinfarms.com


Vermont Open Farm Week, August 9-15, 2019
Get an upclose look into the workings of Vermont farms. 

Learn more about this event at https://www.diginvt.com/events-in-vermont/open-farm-week-2019 


Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival is August 11, 2019— cheese tastings, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations by star chefs, cheesemaking demonstrations and more.


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Embark on a New England Seafood Adventure

Upcoming Seafood Festivals in New England

54rd Annual Yarmouth, Maine Clam Festival  (July 19-21, 2019)

Boston Seafood Festival (August 4, 2019)

Maine Lobster Festival  (July 31-August 4, 2019)

35th Annual Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival  (August 2-4, 2019)

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival  (September 6-8, 2019)

Friday, May 31, 2019

Blount Small Ship Adventures: Save Up to 30% Off Your New England Cruise

Set sail with Rhode Island based Blount Small Ship Adventures. Their 2019 Summer Sale is on. Save up to 30% off your New England cruise. Offer ends July 1st.  

Visit https://offers.blountsmallshipadventures.com

Experience a New England Cooking Class This Summer

Here are some resources to help you plan your culinary adventure in New England:

Cooking Classes

Hunt Hill Farm Cooking School was named 'Best in CT' by Connecticut Magazine. The school has hosted famous chefs. Classes are taught in a renovated, circa-1800s horse barn.  

For Spring 2019, Jones Family Farm in Connecticut is offering classes that feature cuisines from faraway lands—Iceland, Ireland, Iran, Ivory Coast & Carolina Coast, Italy, Israel, India, Indonesia. Additionally, they offer winery classes.

Cucina Casalinga is a home-based Italian cooking school that offers daytime and evening cooking classes with Sally Maraventano.

Guide to Cooking Classes in Connecticut CTBites.com

Sur La Table offers cooking classes in Connecticut and Massachusetts

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Introducing the Lobster Store

In addition to the existing lobster gift guide, new curated products can be found in the new Lobster Store — lobster inspired decor, lobster tools, lobster jewelry, lobster entrepreneurs and more.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Find of the Day

A bamboo serving and cutting board in the shape of Massachusetts. Features laser-engraved call outs of the top cities, sights and attractions. This item is for purchase on Amazon.


Friday, March 8, 2019

Ski Vermont Specialty Food Tour Brings Taste of Green Mountain State to Ski Areas

This winter, skiers and riders can sample a variety of treats and libations at scheduled stops on the Ski Vermont Specialty Food Tour. 

“The Ski Vermont Specialty Food Tour brings an important element of the Vermont experience directly to skiers and snowboarders throughout the state,” said Molly Mahar, president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association/Ski Vermont. “The Vermont brand, whether skiing, dining or specialty products, is synonymous with authenticity, creativity and quality and there is a strong alliance between skiing and agriculture in this state. We want visitors to experience the best of our hearty, healthy Vermont way of life on the slopes and in our community restaurants and markets.”

The tour which started on January 25, continues with stops at:
  • Trapp Family Lodge - Saturday, March 9
  • Magic Mountain - Sunday, March 10
  • Sugarbush Resort - Saturday, March 16
  • Stratton Mountain Resort - Saturday, March 23
  • Bolton Valley Resort - Sunday, March 31

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A Few Newly Added Cooking Classes

Experience the wonders of wood-fired cooking. The Jillyanna's Cooking School in picturesque Kennebunkport, Maine offers hands-on classes and private parties. 

Historic Maine cooking is one of the 2019 class offerings at Ambrosia Cooking School in Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Cook alongside talented local area chefs at the Weekend Kitchen School in Essex, Connecticut. Sample classes: An evening in Morocco, A Night in Havana and much more.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Nantucket Inspiration

With its seaside charm, windswept dunnes and cottages covered in flowers, Nantucket, off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts is a favorite destination for summer travelers. Here are a few finds to inspire your travels!

1. Home Essentials 2 Gallon Nantucket Drink Dispenser

2. Nantucket Home Floral Melamine Dinner Plates, Set of 4

3. Nantucket Bicycle Basket Co. Lightship Collection Adult Bicycle Basket

4. "On the island of Nantucket, the Nantucket Lightship Basket developed over many decades into the distinctive basket so highly prized by collectors today. The baskets evolved in the mid-nineteenth century from wooden splint baskets made by Algonquin Indians and were adapted by Nantucketers..."

5. The Nantucket Restaurants Cookbook: Menus and Recipes from the Faraway Isle

6. Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890 

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Friday, March 1, 2019

A Lovely Vision of Spring


1. CEDAR HOME olive oil/vinegar cruet glass bottle set with stainless steel, leak-proof spout / 17 oz.

2. Nicola Spring porcelain vinegar/olive oil dispenser bottles / 500 ml / 100% dishwasher and microwave safe

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