Sunday, March 20, 2011

"What grows together goes together....." the New York Wine Culinary Center

I am excited about the New York Culinary Institute and New York Wine Culinary Center  located in Canandaigua, New York, about a thirty-five minute drive from 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast. It is still another reason to visit the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York this season and all year round.

The Institute is set up with cook stations  and provides group lessons for the public, led by chefs who are expert on each food type. The idea is that there is a huge abundance of freshly grown foods in this area. Most recipes taught are those that take advantage of our tremendous locally produced meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, and other food resources with an emphasis on pairings with locally produced wines.

For further information  on all the offerings, and the restaurant and bar at the Institute go to  Pairings are not only with local internationally acclaimed wines but with microbrewery ales and beers coming from the many breweries springing up all over the region as well!

For ratings on the NY Culinary and Wine Institute go to Yelp at

Wine production and fruit growing have been, historically,a huge part of local farm industry so the pairings of foods, cheeses, and wines are naturally taught here. Attached you will find the schedule of upcoming classes and times.

The Veranda Suite
 Make this a part of your visit when staying at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast.
Visit and check availablity for your next getaway.

The Veranda Suite is the largest, most spacious room in the house featuring a private 2nd floor veranda access and private bath.
 It can be reserved alone or may have Robin's nest added on to accommodate two more friends or family members who would share your bath.

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