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Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen: Cast Iron Cooking

January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable tastes and take-away tips for applying expert techniques in your own home, this 90-minute demonstration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy…

Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen: Fish Cookery

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable tastes and take-away tips for applying expert techniques in your own home, this 90-minute demonstration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy…

Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen: Cast Iron Cooking

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable tastes and take-away tips for applying expert techniques in your own home, this 90-minute demonstration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy…

Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen: Sous Vide

February 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable tastes and take-away tips for applying expert techniques in your own home, this 90-minute demonstration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy…

Aurora Cooks! Tasting in the Kitchen: Cheese

February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable bites and good conversation, this 90-minute taste exploration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy a glass or two of wine, a…

Everything Sparkles Wine Dinner

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Elevate your senses and explore the delicate world of sparkling wine. Just following Valentine’s Day, this dinner is the perfect way to extend the ambience of romance embodied by this lover’s holiday—whether you’re celebrating with your favorite sweetheart or getting together with your favorite people for an unforgettable evening out. From prosecco to cava to champagne, each sparkling wine has its own subtle yet vibrant story to tell, revealing their nuanced flavors and distinct winemaking style with each effervescent sip. These…

Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen: Fish Cookery

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable tastes and take-away tips for applying expert techniques in your own home, this 90-minute demonstration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy…

Aurora Cooks! Tasting: Beer and Braise

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable bites and good conversation, this 90 to 120-minute taste exploration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy craft beer samples and a…

Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen: Cast Iron Cooking

March 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Eric Lamphere at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.   With delectable tastes and take-away tips for applying expert techniques in your own home, this 90-minute demonstration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy…

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