Allow us to introduce you to the unmitigated joy that is seasonal cooking on the coast of Maine! Le Vatout Bed & Breakfast is surrounded by small family farms tending happy livestock, vineyards, beekeepers, cheese makers, salumerias and butchers, there's even an organic tofu-kitchen! And then, there are the fishermen... To show you how to put it all together, we’ve teamed up with Laura Cabot, local food creator extraordinaire. Laura is a French trained chef and a graduate of La Varenne, in Burgundy, France. As the founder of the Pine Cone Cafe, the first "farm to fork" restaurant in our region, she's a bit of a local celebrity, having introduced the notion of eating seasonally and locally to Waldoboro some thirty years ago. Now, she’s the owner of a thriving catering business, teaches cooking classes and pens a regular column at Maine Food and Lifestyle Magazine. With Laura as your personal guide, each morning you will go on a field trip of your choice to procure ingredients. Touch, smell and sample and find out what goes into producing wholesome food. Then, when you're done hunting and gathering, it's time for your seasonal cooking lesson in Laura's fabulous kitchen. This is where the magic happens, the composition of a meal wholly inspired by its ingredients and the interplay between them. Of course, you'll get to eat the fruits of all that labor afterwards and we know you'll savor every bite!
The package price for two is $950 ($475 per person) and includes 2 full days with your private cooking instructor, all foodstuffs for your lunches, 3 nights of double-occupancy lodging and breakfast. The date is your choice! Details: www.levatout.com/cooking.html