While we wait for a time when we can offer more group activities, we are pleased to offer a selection of private experiences for couples and small groups. Additionally, we are delighted to offer a variety of complimentary amenities to use during your stay.

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Friday Night Dinner at Aurora Cooks!


August 2, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Our Friday Night Dinners at Aurora Cooks! give you and your friends the opportunity to watch a meal unfold directly in front of you, featuring the highest-quality ingredients and paired with world-class local wines. Every Friday, Executive Chef Patrick Higgins will prepare and serve a five-course meal while you watch and each month we’ll partner with a different Finger Lakes winery to pair each course.


Gather around our counter and enjoy the company of new friends—seating is communal and designed for conversation. Socialize and interact with Chef Higgins and Taste Curator Grace Mattingly while they describe the ingredients and preparation for each course, explaining the development of each dish every step of the way.


View the menu.

This August, we’re proud to partner with Red Tail Ridge Winery, New York State’s first LEED Gold Certified winery. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Mike Schnelle (viticulturist) and Nancy Irelan (winemaker), Red Tail Ridge offers a stunning array of award-wining varietals produced on their 35-acre estate, including unique reds like Blaufränkisch, Teroldego, and Dornfelder. With the belief that experimentation is an important step towards unlocking their vineyard’s — and the Finger Lake’s — potential, Red Tail Ridge has developed a well-earned reputation for producing high-quality wines on an intimate scale.



You may add a wine pairing for $35 per person plus tax. Please register in advance. Doors open and check-in begins 10 minutes prior to start time. Events at Aurora Cooks! begin promptly.


FINE PRINT: Please inform us of any food allergies when registering. 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, you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance to receive a refund, retain a credit, or transfer to another class. Without the 24 hour notice, the ticket 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.


August 2, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Aurora Cooks
283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States


Inns of Aurora