"What a wonderful evening, the inn, the food, the company....amazing!" R.D.

"What a fabulous evening, it was amazing. I could watch you cook all day. The appetizers were spectacular as was everything else. Thanks again for a wonderful evening and some really great food!" J.U.

Click Here for Chef Shari's "Insider" Culinary Adventure Tour to Mexico: FLAVORS AND MAGIC of SAN MIGUEL!

Shari Alexander, Chef-Innkeeper, is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School. ” She has created restaurants in The Hamptons, Spain, and Sarasota, Florida. She won 3 stars from The New York Times for her Hamptons bistro The Ship's Galley. Shari has been in the food biz for over 25 years and has had a large celebrity clientele in her exciting career, serving the likes of Alan Alda, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Billy Joel, to name just a few. Shari is a noted food and wine columnist, has been featured on many national TV shows, has contributed to various cook books and written food columns under her own byline. She was recently inducted by her peers into the prestigious culinary association, "Les Amis d' Escoffier” and was chosen as spokesperson for the Central Massachusetts culinary industry and celebrity chef by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce. In her winter home, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Shari operates Flavors & Magic Culinary Adventure Tours

The Red Maple Inn Cooking School is one of Shari's great passions. "It is such a fun way to learn about international cuisines, food techniques and history, plus spend an evening eating great food with new Foodie friends!" she says. Each class includes demonstrations of various International cuisines and local seasonal dishes, a whole evening of learning the secrets of professional chefs. Shari teaches most classes, but occasionally a guest chef shows up, including “Iron Chef” Tom Schaudel and Bravo TVs “Top Chef” star, Miguel Morales. Like Shari, her chef-friends love sharing their talent, signature dishes and passion for cooking!

Classes start at 6:30 PM with a lively and fun-filled kitchen demonstration; the dishes are prepared and sampled both in the kitchen and seated together at the large “Tuscan Table” in the dining room with appropriate wine pairings and lively chatter about food and wine. By the end of each class everyone has made new friends, tasted new dishes and wines, and, best of all, shared a delicious and memorable experience. We invite you to join Shari and her friends to experience great cuisine in a one-of-a-kind experience.

Includes Welcome Drink, Full Dinner, Dessert and Appropriate Wine Pairings
$85 pp, + tax & 18% service 10% Discount on overnight accommodations.
Class size limited to 12 Students, please reserve early.

Gift Certificates are available as well as private RMI Cooking School parties & wine tastings, for birthdays, anniversaries or any corporate or private event. Please contact Chef Shari Alexander; (508) 885-9205

Chef/Owner Shari Alexander, Director of The Red Maple Inn Cooking School.
Celebrity Chef George Hirsch filmed three episodes of his syndicated TV show George Hirsch Living It Up! at The Red Maple Inn.
Attentive Students hang on Chef’s every word and even take notes.
Guest Chef Miguel Morales, finalist on Bravo TV’s TOP CHEF & banquet chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. Shari with fall favorites: Gnocchi with Roasted Root Vegetables & Maple Syrup Vinaigrette, Ratatouille, Pumpkin Bisque, Acorn Squash Polenta & Grilled Shrimp with White Beans & Chorizo Sausage. Guest Chef Tom Schaudel, Long Island’s premiere chef/restaurateur, prepares his herb-roasted loin of pork at The Red Maple Inn Cooking School.
Culinary icon Madeleine Kamen congratulates
Chef Shari Alexander on her induction into
Les Amis d’Escoffier.
Flavors & Magic of San Miguel 2011 features market shopping with Chef Shari Alexander and her Mexican partner Alberto Pacheco. Visit !

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