Amazing Ithaca Culinary Event Hosted by Experience! The Finger Lakes

Are you a foodie? Do you love Ithaca’s amazing cuisine as much as I do?

Why not spend a day revelling in the best our region has to offer?


Experience! The Finger Lakes is continuing its annual wine and cooking class series through this summer, so come get a taste!

Each day of the series begins with a visit to a Finger Lakes working farm or an organic produce farm. Here participants get a tour of the farm and have the opportunity to taste farm-fresh products. The groups’ favorite products will be featured as part of the afternoon cooking class. Tour-goers may even have an informal meet-and-greet with the farm’s animal population.

After the farm, the group will continue to a local winery or vineyard where they’ll be treated to a tour of the place and a wine and cheese tasting. Again, the group’s favorites will be incorporated into the afternoon cooking class.

Following the tour, the group will have its cooking class with regional celebrity chef Samantha Buyskes. Under chef Samantha’s tutelage, tour-goers will learn to prepare a three course meal from fresh local  ingredients – including the group’s favorites. The class lasts three hours, and all ingredients are sourced from the Finger Lakes region.

The tour only accommodates 12 people each date, so make sure to book your spot early!


This year, the tour will be offered on the following Saturdays from 10:00am – 5:00pm:

April 20th, May 4th, June 29th, July 20th, August 10th, September 28th, October 19th, and November 16th.


Tour price is $135 per person and includes all tasting and cooking class fees.

Gratuity not included. Tours depart from Ithaca.


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