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ADVISORY: Castle Hill Inn Hosts Pre-Spring Cooking SCHOOL

WHO: Executive Chef Karsten Hart, Pastry Chef Christina Mercado, and Beverage Director Anthony Boi of Castle Hill Inn, part of the esteemed Newport Restaurant Group, are showcasing their skills to eager minds.


WHAT: Castle Hill Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property, is a soulful destination to relax, reflect and unwind with experiences that showcase an exceptional culinary team. Castle Hill Inn is hosting the first of two cooking school weekends this year on March 13 – 15. This session will focus on offering guests the cooking skills needed to be ready for the local bounty that lies just ahead; the weekend will feature classes by Executive Chef Karsten Hart and Pastry Chef Christina Mercado, as well as wine education from Beverage Director Anthony Boi.


Guests can choose to extend the weekend with a two-night stay at the Inn, including a daily gourmet breakfast and guest-only afternoon tea, a welcome reception, and more. The one-of-a-kind weekend itinerary includes the following:


Friday, March 13

  • 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM – Welcome Reception with Chef Karsten & Managing Director Brian Young
  • Guests are free to explore Newport’s culinary scene for dinner, including sister restaurants 22 Bowen’s and The Mooring. Reservations can be made by expert front desk staff.


Saturday, March 14

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Breakfast available in the dining room
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Cooking Class with Chef Karsten
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Wine Tasting with Beverage Director Anthony Boi
  • 7:00 PM – Four-Course Dinner by Chef Karsten & the Castle Hill culinary team


Sunday, March 15

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Breakfast available in the dining room
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Cooking class with Pastry Chef Christina Mercado: “It’s All About Dessert”


OTHER: Culinary school without overnight stay is $225 per person, plus tax; overnight escape including culinary school starts at $560 per night, plus tax. Space is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 888-466-1355.


WHERE:                   Castle Hill Inn

                                    590 Ocean Avenue

                                    Newport, RI 02840



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