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283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States

July 2019

Event at Aurora Cooks! SOLD OUT

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States

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Friday Night Dinner at Aurora Cooks! 6:30 pm

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$35.00 - $100.00

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…

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Fruit Carving at Aurora Cooks!

July 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

Fruit Carving Join Chef Patrick Higgins at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. Gather around the island as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy learning his secrets and tips. 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 the Aurora Inn Dining Room. Reservations strongly encouraged. FINE PRINT:  If you are unable to attend…

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Aurora Cooks! Homemade Pasta Demonstration 3:30 PM SOLD OUT

July 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$65.00 - $300.00

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…

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Brunch at Aurora Cooks!

July 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$50.00

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…

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Tasting Chocolate at Aurora Cooks!

July 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$25.00

Two words: “chocolate soda.” If that’s not enough to get you interested in this decadent tasting, we’ll also explore the “bean to bar” process of refining gourmet chocolate, while tasting samples from all over the world—including some local treasures. Our chocolates are carefully paired with your choice of beer, wine, or tea. Ending with a warm cup of sipping chocolate, this exceptional tasting will transform how you think about chocolate.  Please register in advance. Doors open and check-in begins 10…

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August 2019

Summer Garden Vegetarian Cooking at Aurora Cooks! 6:00 pm

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$65.00 - $300.00

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…

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Friday Night Dinner at Aurora Cooks!

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$35.00 - $100.00

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…

Find out more »

Kitchen Equipment 101 at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

You don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to be a great home cook: you just need the right tools at the right time. In this class, we’ll help you sort through the vast array of kitchen gadgets to find the best-quality essentials – the tools you’ll rely on for the most important culinary tasks. We will walk through what we use in the Aurora Cooks! kitchen and why we’ve chosen each specific style and brand. We’ll also discuss those…

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Making a Great Cocktail at Aurora Cooks! 5:30 pm

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$50.00

Join our master cocktail maker Grace Mattingly and explore the ins and outs of creating a great libation. During this relaxing and informative workshop, you’ll learn about base spirits, what compliments them, and how to reach the perfect balance between heat, acid, and sweetness. Hands-on participation includes a taste of the final product.  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 the Aurora Inn…

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Brunch at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$50.00

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…

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Tasting Butter at Aurora Cooks! 3:30 pm

August 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$25.00

Join 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 60-minute tasting is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy a…

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Pantry Planning at Aurora Cooks! 4:30 pm

August 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

The thing that often separates good home cooks from kitchen all-stars is the ability to whip up a delicious dish in a pinch. With enough time to prepare and buy the right ingredients, most of us can follow a recipe. But what happens when plans fall through? In this class, we’ll go over the list of must-have items that should always be in your pantry. Learn what to use when, where to find them, and what short cuts you can…

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Aurora Cooks! Homemade Pasta Demonstration 6:00 PM

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$65.00 - $300.00

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…

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Kitchen Equipment 101 at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

You don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to be a great home cook: you just need the right tools at the right time. In this class, we’ll help you sort through the vast array of kitchen gadgets to find the best-quality essentials – the tools you’ll rely on for the most important culinary tasks. We will walk through what we use in the Aurora Cooks! kitchen and why we’ve chosen each specific style and brand. We’ll also discuss those…

Find out more »

Rolling Sushi at Aurora Cooks! 3:30 pm

August 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$65.00 - $300.00

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…

Find out more »

Brunch at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$50.00

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…

Find out more »

Tasting Chocolate at Aurora Cooks! 3:30 pm

August 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$25.00

Two words: “chocolate soda.” If that’s not enough to get you interested in this decadent tasting, we’ll also explore the “bean to bar” process of refining gourmet chocolate, while tasting samples from all over the world—including some local treasures. Our chocolates are carefully paired with your choice of beer, wine, or tea. Ending with a warm cup of sipping chocolate, this exceptional tasting will transform how you think about chocolate.  Please register in advance. Doors open and check-in begins 10…

Find out more »

Pantry Planning at Aurora Cooks! 4:30 pm

August 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

The thing that often separates good home cooks from kitchen all-stars is the ability to whip up a delicious dish in a pinch. With enough time to prepare and buy the right ingredients, most of us can follow a recipe. But what happens when plans fall through? In this class, we’ll go over the list of must-have items that should always be in your pantry. Learn what to use when, where to find them, and what short cuts you can…

Find out more »

Aurora Cooks! SOLD OUT

August 15 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States

This event is sold out. See what else we have on the calendar!

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Event at Aurora Cooks! SOLD OUT

August 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States

This event is sold out. See what else we have on the calendar!

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Brunch at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$50.00

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…

Find out more »

Tasting Butter at Aurora Cooks! 3:30 pm

August 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$25.00

Join 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 60-minute tasting is an engaging and intimate culinary experience. Enjoy a…

Find out more »

Pantry Planning at Aurora Cooks! 4:30 pm

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

The thing that often separates good home cooks from kitchen all-stars is the ability to whip up a delicious dish in a pinch. With enough time to prepare and buy the right ingredients, most of us can follow a recipe. But what happens when plans fall through? In this class, we’ll go over the list of must-have items that should always be in your pantry. Learn what to use when, where to find them, and what short cuts you can…

Find out more »

Rolling Sushi at Aurora Cooks! 6:00 pm

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$65.00 - $300.00

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…

Find out more »

Fruit Carving 101 at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

Fruit Carving Join Chef Patrick Higgins at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational tasting experience. Gather around the island as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy learning his secrets and tips. 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 the Aurora Inn Dining Room. Reservations strongly encouraged. FINE PRINT:  If you are unable to attend…

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Straight from the Garden Vegan Cuisine at Aurora Cooks! 3:30 pm

August 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$65.00 - $300.00

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…

Find out more »

Brunch at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$50.00

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…

Find out more »

Tasting Chocolate at Aurora Cooks! 3:30 pm

August 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$25.00

Two words: “chocolate soda.” If that’s not enough to get you interested in this decadent tasting, we’ll also explore the “bean to bar” process of refining gourmet chocolate, while tasting samples from all over the world—including some local treasures. Our chocolates are carefully paired with your choice of beer, wine, or tea. Ending with a warm cup of sipping chocolate, this exceptional tasting will transform how you think about chocolate.  Please register in advance. Doors open and check-in begins 10…

Find out more »

Kitchen Equipment 101 at Aurora Cooks! 4:30 pm

August 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

You don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to be a great home cook: you just need the right tools at the right time. In this class, we’ll help you sort through the vast array of kitchen gadgets to find the best-quality essentials – the tools you’ll rely on for the most important culinary tasks. We will walk through what we use in the Aurora Cooks! kitchen and why we’ve chosen each specific style and brand. We’ll also discuss those…

Find out more »

Sous Vide Cooking Demonstration at Aurora Cooks! 6:00 pm

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$65.00

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.…

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Knife Care Skills 101 at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

August 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$15.00

Knife Care and Skills Join Chef Patrick Higgins at Aurora Cooks—the Inns of Aurora’s stunning new demonstration kitchen—for a relaxed and educational experience. Gather around the island as though you’re at a chef’s home kitchen and enjoy learning his secrets and tips. Explore the differences between Japanese and European knives while you come to appreciate various styles and their specific purpose. See how to properly hold and use these culinary tools as well as observe knives being sharpened using two…

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September 2019

Brunch at Aurora Cooks! 11:30 am

September 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aurora Cooks, 283 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States
$50.00

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…

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