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Caribbean Cooking at Aurora Cooks! 6:00 pm


September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Patrick Higgins and Grace Mattingly at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. After a champagne toast, gather around the island or have a seat at a nearby table as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy all of the comforts afforded by an outstanding host.

With delectable tastes and take-away tips for applying expert techniques in your own home, this 90-minute demonstration is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy a glass or two of wine, a craft beer, or a hand-blended cup of tea as you watch, learn, and taste the magic behind a truly well-made meal.

In this edition of Aurora Cooks, we’ll explore Caribbean Cooking.

Caribbean food represents one of the world’s most diverse and exciting culinary styles. It’s a fusion of many cultural influences from around the world, including flavors and ingredients from India, Africa, Spain, China, and the Middle East. Each dish is a scavenger hunt of intersecting histories. What we call “Caribbean food” is itself made up of dozens of different local variations on popular dishes – a rich tradition of culinary creativity. You could spend a lifetime exploring the food of this region; in this cooking demonstration, we’ll explore just a few of these wonderful dishes.Common Ingredients: most are available at any grocery store

  • Plantains

  • Coconut milk

  • Sweet potato

  • Rice

  • Tropical fruits (papaya, mango, ACKEE, breadfruit ect.)

  • Fish & shellfish

  • Goat

  • Curry

  • Culan

Please register in advance. Doors open and check-in begins 10 minutes prior to start time. Classes begin promptly.

Round out your visit with dinner at 1833 Kitchen and Bar. Reservations strongly encouraged.

FINE PRINT: Please inform us of any food allergies when registering. As classes are designed for demonstration and not intended to be a meal, separate dishes will not be prepared based on preference. Classes are open to guests aged 18 years and older, and a valid photo I.D. will is required to be served alcohol. Cocktail and wine classes require that all participants be at least 21 years old. If you are unable to attend a class, you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance to receive a refund, retain a credit, or transfer to another class. Without the 24 hours notice, the registration fee is non-refundable. You may, however, send someone to class in your place. Please notify the Inns of Aurora reservation team of your substitution by calling 315.364.8888.


September 5
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Aurora Cooks
283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States


Inns of Aurora