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Considered both a craft and an art form, rug hooking with its variety of colors and textures appeals to both young and old alike. Numerous styles and techniques will be on display at this exhibition by the Mad River Hookers. (free) Meet the artists reception - March 10, 3:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 5 pm Demonstrations on Saturdays - 1 to 4 pm, March 9 through April 27, (closed Saturday April 20)
Thursdays at Mt. Ellen, lift tickets are only $30. After a day on the slopes, come enjoy live après music featuring local bands and food specials at the Green Mountain Lounge. Sponsored by Cabot Cheese, Citizen Cider and Zero Gravity.
Keep the good times rolling with live music at the Green Mountain Lounge.
In this class we will create some Spring inspired chicken dishes and discuss the many ways to cook chicken. You will learn the proper ways to cook your chicken to make sure it doesn't reach the table tough and dried out. MENU Cheesy Chicken Croquettes Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Roulade with Spinach & Feta Garlic & Dill-Stuffed Mushrooms Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Greek Lemon Cake with Lemon Greek Yogurt Sauce
Give Mt. Ellen a proper send off and join us for an end of season celebration with live music and a Retro Long Jump (Gelandesprung) Competition
Join us for a hoppin' apres time. Starline Rhythm Boys @ Castlerock Pub, TBD @ Wunderbar, Groovestone at Rumbles Kitchen and Rough Head Blenny @ Green Mountain Lounge.
The concept of the bistro has evolved over the years. Starting as a restaurant focused on heavy comfort foods found in every French home, it has developed into simple fare made with few ingredients. Learn how to make some bistro-worthy dishes, featuring rustic and new age alike. MENU Potato Leek Soup Salad Lyonnaise with Poached Egg Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb Onion & Shallot Tarte Tatin Chocolate Pots de Creme
After a long day of skiing keep the good times rolling with live music by the Detonators at the Green Mountain Lounge.
In this class you will learn the ins and outs behind what goes into making a fantastic beef dish. Learn helpful tips on how to create delicious, moist beef at home for your family dinners. MENU Beef & Phyllo Beggar’s Purses Beef Wellington with Mushroom Sauce Maple Orange Glazed Carrots Garlic & Scallion Mashed Potatoes Chocolate Pots de Crème
Push the boundaries of how you interact with the forests and trees around you. Nick Zandstra of Knock-On-Wood SawWorks will lead the audience in re-imagining how humans relate to the natural world, through mindsets vastly different than dominant American attitudes about land and wilderness. Discuss specific ways to engage with forests and cultivate your own reverent approach to the woods. Nick Zandstra is a logger and miller whose work is rooted in a deep appreciation for and understanding of the…
The Spanish Cuisine is an honest and non-pretentious cuisine that is loyal to its six gastronomic regions with their specialties and has remained rather uninfluenced by northern cousins. It is not known for its elegance or for its bakery/pastry goods but rather for its rustic approach to the Spanish passion of food. MENU Patatas Bravas – Crispy Potato Tapas with Spicy Tomato Sauce Shrimp Fritters Valencian Paella Pistou con Huevos – Spanish Stewed Vegetables with Egg Bizcochos Borrachos – Drunken…
A sauce is the crowning glory of any dish. From the basic "Five Mother" sauces to the modern spreads, there are literally hundreds of variations of sauce that are used to dress, compliment, enhance and bring out the flavor of the food it is served with. MENU Arugula, Asparagus & Shaved Parmesan Salad with Homemade Croutons & Caesar Dressing Caprese Roulade of Chicken with Herb Sauce Harissa-Roasted Cauliflower Creamy Lentils with Mint Tzatziki Panna Cotta with Cherry Coulis
In the advent of the rain and warmer weather, lighter meals become far more inviting than the stews of winter. Join us for a night highlighting a warm and inviting restaurant quality meal focused on brighter flavors. MENU Spring Pea, Radish & Mint Salad Pan-Seared Tuna with Lemon Oil Spiralized Zucchini Primavera Olive Oil Confit Potatoes Lemon Mascarpone Ice Cream with Berries
This Southern Asian country lays claim to many fresh and inspired flavors, focusing on the simplicity of its ingredients. In this class we will focus on some of the more popular Vietnamese dishes and learn how to make a meal reminiscent of your favorite restaurant. MENU Vietnamese Beef Soup Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Sizzling Pancake with Shrimp Bun Cha – Pork Meatballs with Vermicelli Noodles Pickled Carrots & Daikon Espresso Brick Toast with Coconut Banana Ice Cream
The pressure cooker has always been a fantastic tool for the kitchen with its ability to cut cooking time of longer cooking methods in half. Its modern-day cousin, the Instant Pot, is a low-maintenance way to create all your favorites and more, just with the push of a couple simple buttons. Come learn how to use this wonderful apparatus to make fun food you may not even think to be possible over the stove. MENU Tomato Avocado Deviled Eggs Jerk-Roasted…
Seafood is easy, versatile and makes a healthy meal option. Increase your seafood repertoire with these fast and fresh fish recipes. Come and see how easy and delicious cooking seafood can be. This class will help you create wonderful meals and teach you the skills, which will give you the confidence to use these recipes at home for your family and friends. MENU Seared Shrimp Crudo with Cucumber, Snap Peas & Lemon Vinaigrette Salmon en Papillote with Lemon & Rosemary…
Hailed as one of the healthiest approaches to dieting this year, the Mediterranean Diet focuses more on lifestyle changes than on restriction, emphasizing the importance of vegetables and unprocessed foods without the added restrictions diets propose. This class will highlight Mediterranean flavors as well as some of the ins and outs to this lifestyle cuisine. MENU Greek Chickpea & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette Pan-Seared Fish with Dill Yogurt Sauce Pan-Seared Eggplant with Pine Nuts & Honey Agrodolce Mediterranean Sweet…
In this class you will learn how to make some great recipes that feature all things pork from shoulder to bacon. Learn some helpful tips to create most delicious, moist pork at home for your family dinners. MENU Prosciutto & Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Herb-Roasted Rack of Pork with Burnt Orange Caramel Sauce Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Crispy Pancetta Bacon, Cheddar & Scallion Biscuits Cherry & Sweet Cream Ice Cream
Mexican cooking is as varied as the regions of the country. Flavors from around the world have influenced Mexican dishes. In this class we will be learning how to spice up some tapas worthy of the cultural holiday of Cinco de Mayo. MENU Orange Avocado Guacamole with Homemade Chips Pulled Pork Taquitos Margherita Seared Shrimp Poblano Chiles Rellenos Sopapillas with Maple Syrup
When talking about restrictive diets, options tend to be the first thing to go out the window. That shouldn't be the case. Come join us as we delve into the guilty pleasures possible in gluten-free cuisine, cutting out the bad and leaving the delicious and diverse so that you never miss that starch. MENU Quinoa & Mixed Greens Salad with Almonds & Buttermilk Dressing Pan-Seared Fish with Fennel Cilantro Slaw Wild Rice Pilaf with Kale & Sweet Potato Honey Glazed…
What can be said about the first meal of the day? Brunch puts a spin on the typical breakfast and arrives into the realm of higher end lunch fair. In this class, you'll learn classic egg preparations along with twists on traditional accompaniments. MENU Fresh Berry & Yogurt Parfaits with Maple Walnut Granola Eggs Benedict with Avocado, Roasted Asparagus & Chipotle Lime Hollandaise Ham, Onion & Smoked Cheddar Turnovers Spinach, Tomato & Parmesan Gratin Baked Ricotta Blintzes with Spiced Blueberry…
Praised as a cultural epicenter for the history and religions of the distant past, Middle Eastern flavors highlight warm aromas and strong flavors. In this class we will learn some of the regal dishes that entice the palate and enlighten the mind. MENU Fresh Herb & Garlic Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips Shish Tawook – Chicken Kebabs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce Tahdig – Saffron Crispy Rice Shakshuka – Braised Tomatoes with Egg and Feta Cheese Classic Baklava
With the budding Farmers’ Markets returning for the season, fresh herbs come to light, their delicate flavors creating amazing dishes for the Spring into Summer. Come experience a multitude of different herbs and learn how to elevate your food to the next level with the fresh flavors. MENU Boursin Tart with Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula & Balsamic Drizzle Chicken Saltimbocca with Sage Butter Chive Scalloped Tomato Gratin Orange Herb Tabbouleh Basil Berry Shortcake with Mint Cream
One of the best things of the spring and summer months is that every day is a good day to fire up the grill. In this class come learn how to make some restaurant quality dishes worthy of your favorite grill spot, learning how to make some new treats for the next grill-worthy night. MENU Vegetable Fritto Misto with Horseradish Sauce Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas Grilled Portabella Caps with Shrimp, Cabbage Slaw & Queso Fresco Rotisserie-Style Potato Salad Key Lime…
In this class, you will be hands-on and learn that making your own pasta is easy and well worth the effort. Learn how to make it from scratch and turn those noodles into great pasta dishes. Let's venture out from the packaged pasta with an assorted trifecta of flavors. MENU Herb Farfalle Primavera with Parmesan Ricotta-Stuffed Spinach Tortellini with Basil Alfredo Homemade Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomato & Spring Peas Affogato – Coffee with Double Chocolate Gelato
Considered to be a slightly simpler version of the Keto diet, Low-Carb focuses on omitting most grains, sugars and highly starchy vegetables in favor of vegetable and protein-rich meals. In this class we will look at different approaches to make light of fun flavors possible even with substitutions. MENU Sesame Cucumber Salad with Carrots & Togarashi Bulgogi – Spicy Korean Beef Spiralized Vegetable Stir Fry with Edamame and Snow Peas Ginger Cauliflower Rice Coconut & Lemon Raspberry Cake
Check out our annual season fundraiser and help support our 18th season of events at The Skinner Barn! Our Spring Gala features a dessert bar, a silent auction of Mad River Valley products and services, and a sneak preview of our July summer musical, Better By Two, performed by members of the cast. This event helps support the educational and cultural activities produced at the barn by our non-profit organization, The Commons Group, LTD. The evening is hosted by Broadway…
Young musical theater actors from 6 to 12 years of age are invited to spend five days studying dance, voice, acting, and improvisation with an accomplished music, theater and dance faculty led by Peter Boynton. Michael Halloran will lead the vocal training portion of the program and Taryn Noelle will join us again as our dance instructor and choreographer! The camp session will culminate in a musical theater piece performed for friends and families!
Better By Two is an evening of old and new Broadway duets performed by six performers. Broadway veteran Peter Boynton has taken his favorite Broadway duets and woven them together to form a richly entertaining evening of song, passion and story telling. This show is appropriate for all ages.