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Luxury hotels in the US with cookery courses?

jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 02:16 PM

Does anyone know of any 5star hotels (outside state capitals) that offer cookery classes?
Preferably hotels that have lots of character in nice rural locations? Any advice would be great.

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  1. pikawicca RE: jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 02:50 PM

    The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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      SLO RE: jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 03:01 PM

      Not exactly a hotel but the Culinary Institute offers a week long intensive "Boot Camp" program at their Hudson Valley Hyde Park location.
      They can probably give you a list of nearby hotels - not sure if there are any that are 5 star.


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        jed_irl RE: SLO Aug 7, 2006 03:12 PM

        yeah, it looks good thanks. I really need one thats on site however. Do you know of anything else?

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          SLO RE: jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 03:25 PM

          Here is the CIA site with a list of hotels nearby.

          Also try this site:

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        jed_irl RE: jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 03:43 PM

        Cheers SLO. Still not quite there. Ideas?

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          Sherri RE: jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 04:10 PM

          Blackberry Farm in TN or The Greenbriar in WVA. There's also The Herbfarm in WA but it is not quite in the same "luxe" league. I don't know if Mondavi's Napa Valley COPIA or L'Auberge du Soleil has anything of this nature but it would be worth a look.

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            hummingbird RE: jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 09:36 PM

            Now about New England Culinary:


            1. chica RE: jed_irl Aug 7, 2006 10:15 PM

              Pasadena Ritz Carlton, Huntington Restaurant - Chef Craig Strong.

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                rtmonty RE: jed_irl Aug 8, 2006 02:45 AM

                If you would like to head to wine country in Sonoma, there's a place called "Ramakins" that is both a cooking school and a bed and breadfast. It's great, we stayed there several years ago. Beautiful rooms upstairs from the cooking school. And, it's within walking distance of downtown Sonoma.

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