Behind the scenes at the Inns of Aurora

The Change of Seasons: Chef Patrick Blogs

admin // 7 November 2014

Chef Patrick was generous enough to pry himself away from the kitchen to blog about the change of the seasons in the Finger Lakes. The fall signals a change for…

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Pizza! Pizza!

admin // 3 April 2013

I was lucky enough to help out with the Pizza! Pizza! cooking class last Tuesday, as Heather is on vacation and left me to have all of the fun (or…

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Sushi Lovin’

Alex Schloop // 21 March 2013

For most of my life I’ve been averse to sushi, opting instead for the more familiar and ever-comforting Italian cuisine that proliferates in my hometown of Utica, New York (bastion…

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The nitty-gritty.

admin // 19 December 2012

A cooking class with a couple of friends, perhaps? Girlfriend Getaways, Babymoons, Foodie Field Trips, the list goes on. Our marketing team has been all about package development over the…

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Summer, Autumn, & Grapes

admin // 30 August 2012

The end of summer can seem depressing: school’s beginning again; the warm weather will only last for a few more weeks; vacations end. At the Inns, however, the beginning of…

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Food and Wine Pairing

Food and Wine Pairing Class

admin // 29 March 2012

Here’s the amazing menu for Meryl’s Food and Wine Pairing Class: SHRIMP & MANGO SPRING ROLL green chili ponzu CLIFFORD BAY, SAUVIGNON BLANC, MARBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND, 2010 CHATEAU JACQUET, SAUVIGNON…

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Happy International Women’s Day!

admin // 8 March 2012

Two years ago, while studying off-campus during undergrad, I covered a story about the importance of the International Women’s Day celebrations world-wide. A very popular holiday in other countries, International…

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The (FUN)damentals of Soup

admin // 8 February 2012

Last night, I popped downstairs to the Lakeside Room, tantalized by the smells of the soups bubbling away during the Fundamentals of Soups class that Meryl, Heather, and Patrick were…

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Some Like it Hot

mdavis // 10 December 2011

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Simple Syrup After making several versions of hot buttered rum, my new favorite cocktail recipe, I thought I would share the warm rum-love.  I recommed good…

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Holiday Cooking, Aurora Inn Style

admin // 17 November 2011

Last week, chefs Patrick and Greg hosted Holiday Cooking 101, the first of our Cookery Classes at the Aurora Inn, guided by our culinary staff. Dale Whittaker, one of the…

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