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Kennebunkport Culinary Retreat

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$1,598 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
3 days | 2 nights

Seaside Breezes, Sun-Drenched Days,
Hands-On Cookery and Gourmet Dining!

Come stroll the wide sandy beaches with spectacular views of the deep blue Atlantic as you explore the rugged coastline dotted with its network of tidal pools. You might savor the delicate taste of the best lobster caught right offshore and served dockside at one of the local establishments. This is the historic Kennebunks: a year-round destination filled with rich history, architecture and "Old Maine" charm.

The highlight of this unique culinary experience is a private cooking class (just your own party of 2 to 4 guests), which is held on the second afternoon of your stay, in the bright gourmet kitchen of a luxurious boutique Inn. You'll work alongside a top local chef to create your own scrumptious dinner, which will include fresh off the boat Maine lobster! If lobster is not your thing, no worries – with advance notice, our chefs are happy to accommodate special requests for shellfish-free, or even vegetarian meals. Whether you're a novice or experienced cook, you're sure to pick up some new tips, tricks or skills, and have a lot of fun in the process! Once your meal is prepared and beautifully plated, you'll retreat to the Inn's dining room with a bottle of wine to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

This package also includes a fabulous 5-star dinner at the famous White Barn Inn on the first evening of your stay. A 3-course full service breakfast is included each morning, and guests will take home a special gift from the Inn.

Kennebunkport Culinary Retreat

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Please note: Our tours are designed with flexible itineraries to accommodate seasonality and desired dates of travel.
Luxury Guest Room
New England Breakfast
Hands-On Cooking Class
White Barn Gourmet Dinner
While our tours are designed as soft adventure experiences, walking, climbing stairs, and in rare cases mild hiking may be required. If you have mobility issues, you should speak with one of our culinary travel specialists to determine if this tour is appropriate for your situation.
Year-Round Based on Your Travel Schedule
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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Day 1
Arrival and Check-In The Inn offers two dramatically decorated common rooms filled with art from the owner's personal collection that will delight your senses. The five rooms, five suites and bungalow exhibit the modern style of the Inn. Elegant amenities, including Frette fine linens, bath robes, slippers and towels; toiletries by Malin+Goetz; and beds by Vera Wang, await each guest. A variety of special touches are offered, such as WiFi Internet access, docking stations, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, and fireplaces. Another highlight of your stay will be the innkeeper's three-course gourmet breakfast and homemade baked goods that are served each morning and afternoon.
Legendary Dining from the Kitchens of the White Barn While dining at the only 5 star, 5 diamond restaurant north of New York City, you can experience the magic of the Executive Chef who weaves together the flavors of New England and Coastal Maine by using the freshest seafood and game in his menu, and transforming them into culinary masterpieces complimented by a world renowned cellar. The menu at the legendary White Barn Inn focuses on showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients available and is crafted weekly at this stellar Relais & Chateau establishment.
Day 2
Three-Course New England Breakfast The Inn features a breakfast that is truly one of the highlights of your stay. Guests of the Inn have expressed on several occasions that the freshly prepared, three-course gourmet breakfast is nothing short of divine. Breakfast is always prepared with quality, fresh ingredients and presented before you in a beautiful, modern place-setting. Your hosts really understand the value of creating the perfect surroundings to guarantee a relaxed breakfast experience.
Private Hands-On Cooking Class with Regionally Renowned Chef In true farm-to-table influence, the Chef will create an eclectic multi-course menu for your private hands-on cooking class. Your ingredients will be only the freshest local farm products available. Beginning with the fundamentals, your cooking class migrates quickly to seasoned tricks of the trade as the Chef guides you through the creation of a true New England feast. And yes, you will dine on your fabulous creations at the conclusion of your hands-on instruction.
Day 3
Three-Course New England Breakfast The Inn features a breakfast that is truly one of the highlights of your stay. Guests of the Inn have expressed on several occasions that the freshly prepared, three-course gourmet breakfast is nothing short of divine. Breakfast is always prepared with quality, fresh ingredients and presented before you in a beautiful, modern place-setting. Your hosts really understand the value of creating the perfect surroundings to guarantee a relaxed breakfast experience.
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you're having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, coastal paradise. Remember, you can always extend your stay based on availability. Should you desire an extension, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories! Housekeeping gratuity is usually $5-10 per night, but at your discretion. There will be an envelope in the room.
The Inn at English Meadows
The Inn at English Meadows – located an enjoyable 8-minute walk from nearby Kennebunkport – is a modern, chic bed and breakfast. This locale is home to many shops, galleries, restaurants, and lovely historic homes, all within walking distance of the Inn. Nine luxurious guest rooms and a bungalow are all appointed with care and attention to detail with Vera Wang hypo-allergenic mattresses, down duvets and pillows, flat screen televisions, and amenities such as Frette Linens, robes & slippers, iPod docking stations, and complimentary wireless internet.
Kennebunkport, Maine
What Currency is being quoted?
The Currency Code is listed directly after the published amount. If it states USD, then the quoted price is in United States Dollars. If it states CAD, then the quoted price is in Canadian Dollars. If it states EUR, then the quoted price is in European Union Dollars…etc. However, please note that all charges are processed in USD, and Epitourean’s Merchant Bank automatically calculates the currency conversion on the day of the charge.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Are Transfers included in the Itinerary?
Round-trip transfers from the airport or train station are normally included in our international tours. Transfers to the destination (for both international and domestic tours) are not included in the tour price. Please see the Sample Itinerary. If it mentions that transfers are included, then yes, transfers are included at no additional cost.
What meals and excursions are included in the tour?
The Sample Itinerary should be your reference. If the meal or excursion is described in the Sample Itinerary, then it is included at no additional charge. For those days where it expressly notes Free time, then any optional activities you elect to participate in might have an additional cost. In addition, if the itinerary states "evening on your own," it would imply that you have the opportunity to visit a restaurant of your own choosing, and at your own expense. If you have any question about inclusions, please submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button under the price section.
Is it possible to book pre or post tours or stays through Edible Destinations?
Yes, we often do have optional 2 and 3 night excursions that are priced separately from the tour. We can also assist with pre and post night stays in a hotel if you choose to come in early before the tour starts, or stay on after a tour ends. The price of those hotel stays are not included in the price of the tour, but we would be happy to provide a quote. Simply ask your Culinary Travel Specialist, or submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button.
Are Guide or Host Gratuities included in the price of the tour?
Since tipping guidelines and customs vary widely between countries, we do not include gratuities in the price of the tour. Your Culinary Travel Specialist can provide you with recommendations. But the general rule is to tip modestly when you are pleased with a guide’s services, either at the end of the tour, or at the conclusion of a specialty day excursion where you will only be with that guide (or chef) on that day.
Should we plan on any personal expenses during the tour?
All lodging, meals, transfers, classes and excursions mentioned in the Sample Itinerary and Vacation Highlights are included in the price of the tour. However, we highly recommend taking local currency for purchasing personal items, souvenirs, tipping, etc. You can either get the local currency at an airport exchange service, ATM or from your local bank prior to travel. However, you should note that many hosted destinations do not accept credit cards for personal purchases.
Do you recommend Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0248. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102. 11.17 E7N
We both loved the entire culinary experience. Especially of note, sitting in the Inn at English Meadows kitchen, having a glass of wine, and cooking and chatting with Chef Derek Bissonnette. We will always treasure that experience. Edible Destinations is definitely bookmarked.
Bill - August 2021
Thank you!!! Beautiful property & wonderful Inn Keeper & staff! The cooking class with Cathy was so much fun and delicious!
Mike - June 2021
The Inn at English Meadows is first rate. Spotless, amazing breakfasts, and has a wonderful hostess Elizabeth and staff. We highly recommend it. The service is fantastic. The private cooking class with Derek was fantastic, too. He's very personable, funny, and an all-around good guy. Our experience and meal was delightful. Again, we highly recommend it.
Norma - June 2021
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