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A Culinary Escape on Beautiful Passamaquoddy Bay

Program Number: 15212RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/25/2013 - 8/30/2013; 8/30/2015 - 9/4/2015; 9/6/2015 - 9/11/2015; 9/13/2015 - 9/18/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Trescott, Maine
Price starting at: $899.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Food & Wine
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

In daily classes with a professional chef, study basic cooking techniques and Downeast culinary history as you learn to prepare meals from Maine’s regional repertoire, including seafood chowders and the famed lobster. Visit and converse with local organic farmers and lobstermen to gain new perspectives on Maine’s culinary favorites. Climb aboard a working Maine lobster boat for a spin around the Bay, then drop by Roosevelt International Park on Campobello Island for maritime tradition. Local guests and fresh foods prepared by participants highlight evening meals.




Highlights

• Enjoy views of Passamaquoddy Bay as you create authentic Maine cuisine as well as cheese and bread in a stone cottage kitchen located on an organic blueberry farm.
• Small classes provide lots of hands on cooking time with colorful chef Audrey Patterson.
• Explore FDR's summer cottage on Campobello Island and lighthouses, and go whale watching board the lobster boat “Lady H.”



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain. Standing for periods of 3-4 hours while cooking.



Please note that a valid U.S. Passport is required to enter Canada and visit Campobello Island.



Coordinated by Cobscook Community Learning Center.




Trescott

Just a few miles from West Quoddy Head, the easternmost point in the United States, Trescott is an unincorporated township in Maine’s idyllic Washington County. Of every five wild blueberries in the world, four are grown here in sleepy “Sunrise County,” a region dominated by farmland, protected natural areas and coastal fishing towns stuck in time.



Accommodations
Heartwood Lodge on the Cobscook Community Learning Center campus.
Meals and Lodgings
   Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine
  Eastport, Maine 5 nights
 Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine
Type: Bed and Breakfast
  Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.
  Contact info: Street Address: Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
  Room amenities: Elegant period piece furnishings.
  Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Check with program coordinator Check with program coordinator for inn assignment. Contact inn for availability and prices.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Check with program coordinator Check with program coordinator for inn assignment. Contact inn for availability and prices.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. You will be staying at Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine that night.
  End of Program:
Friday, 10:00 am You will be staying at Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. You will be visiting Roosevelt International Park on Canadian Campobello Island. A valid US Passport or recognized sovereign national Passport required for attendance on program. Make sure first time or renewing passports is done 6 months in advance.
  Parking availability:
Ample free parking at the B&B.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Eastport, Maine
  Nearest city or town:  Perry, Maine
  Nearest highway: Route 190
  Nearest airport:  Bangor International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Eastport, Maine
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Eastport, Maine

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
West's Transportation
phone: 800-596-2823

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$25 each way (2010 price)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3.5 hours 

 

Distance:

 

125 miles

   

Service runs to/from Bangor once daily, leaving Bangor at 3:15 pm and arriving in Perry at 6:30 pm. Program coordinator needs to be notified for transport to Eastport (207-853-4877)Cost for Perry-Bangor transport $15 per person. Return to Bangor is scheduled daily at 10:00 am, arriving in Bangor at 1:15 pm. Requires careful coordination with flight arrivals and departures. For more details, visit www.westbusservice.com

 

Eastport, Maine

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
WCCC Shuttle
phone: 207-853-4877
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$125 per adult, $75 per child
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

WCCC shuttle will run from Bangor to Eastport on Sunday, leaving Bangor approximately 2:00 pm, arriving in Eastport about 4:30. The purpose of the shuttle is to ensure that everyone will make the whole program, so it's necessary that your flight arrive by 2:00.The shuttle will leave Eastport at close of program on Friday, arriving in Bangor approximately 1:30 pm, This service is for Road Scholar participants only. Direct transportation to/from site without extra stops. Reservations required.

 
Driving Directions
  Bangor, Maine From Interstate 95, take exit 182A and follow signs to Bar Harbor and Route 1, which will put you on I-395 for 3 miles. Take Exit 4 and follow directional signs to Route 9. Stay on Route 9 until it ends at Route 1 near Calais. Turn right on Route 1 and follow Route 1 east/south through Calais, continuing south approximately 20 miles through Robbinston and Perry. At the intersection of Route 1 and Route 190, you will make a left and drive into Eastport (about 7 miles). Route 190 dead ends at Water Street in downtown Eastport. You will be given specific directions to your assigned inn in your information packet.
  From the South via Route 1 From the south, travel north on Route 1. Travel through towns such as Ellsworth, Machias, Pembroke and Perry. When you reach the intersection of Route 1 and Route 190 in Perry, make a right on Route 190 and follow the above directions.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival and registration/Welcome dinner..
(Sunday, August 25)

Note: Review cooking expectations with Chef Patterson



   
 Afternoon: Check into your assigned Bed 'n Breakfast and pick up registration packets.
 Dinner: Vans will pick you up at your Inn for transport to Eastport restaurant for welcome dinner with Program Coordinator and Chef Audrey Patterson.
 Evening: Orientation which will include a review of class contents and an overview of week's activities
   
Accommodations: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Explore Historic Eastport, Monday cooking class
(Monday, August 26)

Note: We'll seek out the best of Eastport. Think soups and chowders.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast at your Inn..
 Morning: Vans will pick you up for transport to Raye's Mustard Factory where you will enjoy a visit to this historic landmark, marking the early herring industry in the Bay. We will continue our quest for a look at Eastport's rich history by exploring the Maritime museum.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the dockside Chowder House restaurant in Eastport. You will enjoy the panoramic views of Head Harbor Passage.
 Afternoon: We'll head out to a visit with an organic farmer and get some insight into what works and what doesn't. Then we'll travel to the cooking classes at Blueberry Point Chefs, located in Perry, Maine, on the shore of beautiful Passamaquoddy Bay, located in a picturesque cottage on a unique 150 acre blueberry farm. The first class will begin with a session featuring authentic Maine chowders and fish stews. These are hands-on classes. You will be working along Chef Audrey Patterson for a lesson in these soups which are simple and delicious. Class content may be adjusted to include student selections.
 Dinner: Enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the fine food and wine with fellow students. Expect good conversation and an occasional local guest.
   
Accommodations: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Sail aboard the schooner, Ada C. Lore. Tuesday cooking class.
(Tuesday, August 27)

Note: Sail aboard the Ida C. Lore, Fish or Fowl tonight?



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast at your Inn.
 Morning: Van will transport you to Eastport's breakwater where we will catch a cruise aboard The Ida C. Lore, an 92' wooden schooner. We'll sail up Passamaquoddy Bay, amid spectacular scenery and plentiful wildlife. Look for eagles, seals, porpoises, and herring weirs.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch at one of Eastport's fun array of speciality restaurants--there's Rosie's hot dogs, authentic Greek and Mexican food, coffee and sandwiches at Dastardly Dick's/Rupunzel's shop, goodies from the Moose Island Bakery.
 Afternoon: Classes continue at Blueberry Point chefs. Discover wonderful, easy recipies for hectic schedules. This forum will highlight fresh, healthy foods for a healthy lifestyle. Class content may change depending on student selections.
 Dinner: Enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the fine food and wine with fellow students. Expect good conversation and the occasional local guest.
   
Accommodations: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Campobello Island, West Quoddy Head, and Wednesday's cooking class.
(Wednesday, August 28)

Note: Explore FDR's summer "cottage" and visit the easternmost lighthouse in the continental US. Think comfort food.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast at your Inn.
 Morning: Travel by van to visit the West Quoddy Light and Museum, the eastern-most point of land in the continental U.S. You will enjoy spectacular views of a rugged coast overlooking Canadian Campobello Island and Grand Manan. Traveling on through Lubec, Maine, we will visit Roosevelt International Park, the summer home of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 Lunch: Enjoy a lunch at a waterfront restaurant in the quaint village of Lubec.
 Afternoon: Classes continue at Blueberry Point Chefs. Today's class features a presentation on "comfort foods" for easy entertaining. Chef Audrey will innovate and amaze. These are hand's on classes and may always be adjusted to include student requests.
 Dinner: Enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the fine food and wine with fellow students. Expect good conversation and the occasional local guest.
   
Accommodations: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Organic farm visit, seafood market, and Thursday's cooking class
(Thursday, August 29)

Note: Think Lobster.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty, home-cooked breakfast at your Inn.
 Morning: We'll visit Quoddy Bay Lobster for a look at the life of a lobstering family and a growing seafood business. Sara will intorduce us to the life of a lobster and share her experiences of raising a family on the bay.
 Lunch: We'll lunch at Quoddy Bay Lobster, Bangor Metrro's choice for best lobster roll in Washington County, Maine.
 Afternoon: Enjoy a couple hours of free time before returning to Blueberry Point Chefs for a cooking class which will feature working with a selection of Maine's renowned seafood, which will include our famous Maine lobster.
 Dinner: Enjoy a Maine seafood feast, sharing fine food and wine with fellow students. Expect good conversation.
 Evening: Graduation festivities.
   
Accommodations: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Explore Eastport and Bid Farewell
(Friday, August 30)

Note: Leisurely breakfast and some extras in Eastport



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast at your Inn.
 Morning: After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at your inn, finish exploring Eastport on your own and catch all of those highlights you saw but didn't get time to work in during your stay in this beautiful seaside village.
 Lunch: Bid a fond farewell to new found friends and promise to come back another time.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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