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For additional information or to make a reservation,* please call us at 315.364.8888. Reservations are strongly recommended. All prices presented are inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Prohibition Era Cocktail Party
Join us in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal! This swinging evening will begin in the Aurora Inn’s lakeside speakeasy at 7:00 p.m. and include hors d’oeuvres and classic, yet approachable, cocktails featuring locally-crafted liquors from the master mixers and Finger Lakes Distilling. We’ll create house-made elderflower liquor, lavender simple syrup, and bourbon cherries.
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m. reception, 8:00 p.m. band begins • $50/person
Fundamentals of Soup Cooking Class – SOLD OUT!
Warm up from the inside out! We’ll teach you how to make cream-based soup, broth-based soup, and a few varieties of chowder. In addition to making several simple and delicious recipes, you’ll learn to make the most of this comforting food through accompaniments such as breads, cheeses, salads, and hors d’oeuvres.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. • $75/person, 12 person maximum
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Ring in the new year with style! Enjoy a four-course limited menu skillfully prepared by our culinary team and ensconce yourself in our luxurious dining room–complete with live music. Highlights from 2012′s menu include oysters, winter squash consomme, Waldorf salad, American Kobe strip loin, local duck, and frozen hazelnut chocolate tortes.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. • $100/person, $30/person optional wine pairing
Heart & Hands Wine Dinner
We are thrilled to once again be joining in partnership with our neighbors at Heart & Hands Wine Company to present an exquisite evening of delightful company, food, and wine. The evening will feature five paired courses, plus a reception wine.
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner • $100/person, 80 person maximum
Table for Two Cooking Class
In advance of Valentine’s Day, let us help you perfect cooking the perfect three-course diner for two. What could be more romantic? With assistance from our chefs, four lucky couples will have the opportunity to prepare three special courses from start to finish. When dinner is ready, you and your date will savor it–along with champagne–at a candle-lit table for two.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. • $220/couple, 8 person maximum
Heart & Hands Wine Company Blending Weekend
Join award-winning wine makers Tom and Susan Higgins for an intensive and behind-the-scenes weekend of blending your very own version of Polarity, a stunning and unique white Pinot Noir. Paired with exclusive meals prepared by the Aurora Inn Dining Room team and luxurious accommodations, this weekend will sure to sell quickly and enrollment will be limited. Stay tuned for further details!
Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2, 2014 • $850/couple, including room rate
Pasta Cooking Class
Learn the fundamentals of preparing your favorite types of pasta under the skilled tutelage of our dynamic Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team during this hands-on class. After honing your skills, enjoy dinner in the company of your classmates and instructors!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. • $75/person, 8 person maximum
Writer’s Retreat Weekend
Join working authors, writing instructors, and your literary peers for a weekend of constructive workshopping, and lessons in topics such as crafting non-fiction narrative to poetry writing. Take the weekend to seek refuge from the day-to-day hustle and bustle to finish that novel you’ve been working on for years, or to further hone the final elements of a work-in-progress. Please call 315.364.8885 for further information on special pricing for non-overnight guests.
Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2014 • $550 per person, including accommodations; $850 per couple
Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Dinner
Toast your loved one with this limited menu four-course dinner. Each course will be paired with a sparkling wine from around the globe–from sparkling whites, to reds, to rosés.
Friday, February 14, 2014, open seating from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. • $120/person
Hermann J. Wiemer Wine Dinner
Hermann J. Wiemer was a pioneer of Finger Lakes wine, bringing with him skills and traditions of his native Germany. Some fifty years later, the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is one of the premier producers of Riesling in the United States. Our epicurean dinner will feature an array of Wiemer wines, paired with a five-course meal presented by the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team.
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner • $100/person, 80 person maximum
Yoga Retreat Weekend
Enjoy a weekend of renewal and rest during our yoga and wellness workshops. Spend your days learning from skilled instructors, while enjoying a respite in luxury on the serene shore of Cayuga Lake. Please call for further information. Space is limited, and will be reserved quickly!
Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2, 2014
Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner
Join us as we partner with our friends from Seneca Lake winery, Red Tail Ridge, as they join us in presenting a sparkling, paired five-course meal. Featuring the expertise of the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team, the dinner promises to be an epicurean delight, as well as education, with both winemakers and Executive Chef Patrick Higgins presenting.
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner • $100/person, 80 person maximum
Pizza! Pizza! Cooking Class
Crust, sauce, and toppings, oh my! Learn the best way to toss a pizza crust, and which sauces and toppings pair best. Join our masterful culinary team for this hands-on cooking class. After you have prepared your pizzas, enjoy dinner in the company of your classmates and instructors in the cozy Aurora Inn Dining Room.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. • $75/person, 16 person maximum
Champagne Brunch Cooking Class
From Mimosas and Bloody Marys to eggs Benedict and French toast, we take our brunch business quite seriously. Join us for this inaugural cooking class, as the talented Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team teaches how to create the picture-perfect brunch for you and your guests. Afterwards, enjoy the meal you have prepared with your classmates.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. • $75/person, 8 person maximum
During this lovely meal, the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team will shed light on the mysteries of pairing beer and food, over several courses paired with local craft brews.
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner • $75/person, 80 person maximum
Easter Sunday Brunch
Allow us to do the cooking for your family this holiday during Easter Brunch. With open seating from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., brunch is served buffet-style, including options such as almond crusted French toast and crab cake Benedict.
Sunday, April 20, 2014, open seating from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • $40/person, $20/children under 12
E.B. Morgan’s Birthday Celebration
Join us to celebrate Edwin Barber Morgan’s 208th birthday! Celebrate the philanthropist and original owner of the E.B. Morgan House with an overnight stay in any room at the E.B. Morgan House, champagne for a celebratory toast, dinner prepared by the Aurora Inn Dining Room team, a page from E.B. Morgan’s journal, and – of course – a decadent birthday cake created by our pastry team.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:00 p.m. check-in • $380/couple, including room rate
Kentucky Derby Party
Join us for a rousing good time! The race will be on, the mint juleps will be cool, and we’ll have traditional Kentucky-style hors d’oerves. Derby dress is highly recommended–there will be a prize for the best hat contest!
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. • $50/person
Mother’s Day Brunch
Leave the burnt toast and the scrambled eggs in bed at home, and join us for our annual Mother’s Day brunch, featuring a wide variety of entrees, including such favorites as eggs Benedict, and signature house dishes such as our Boston clam chowder, and our pastry chef’s stunning desserts.
Sunday, May 11, 2014, open seating from 10:30 am. to 2:00 p.m. • $40/person, $20/children under 12
Father’s Day Barbecue
Celebrate the most important men in your life (or simply spend the day with loved ones) during our annual Father’s Day Barbecue. Enjoy lawn games, swimming, Dixieland jazz–and free draft beer for dad.
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. • $25/person, $15 children under 12, children under 5 free
Barbecue Heaven Cooking Class
Celebrate the beginning of summer with this festive and relaxed cooking class. Learn the basics of barbecue alongside the talented Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team. Then, sample the fruits (or meats!) of your labor with your classmates once the meal has been prepared.
Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. • $50/person, 12 person maximum
*As always, vegetarian diets and food allergies can be accommodated. Advanced notice is appreciated.