Whether enhancing your skills or looking for a fun activity, our cooking class series is taught by Chef Leary in a small group setting. Chef has designed these classes to follow the basic five-course, prix-fixe menu that made our restaurant the top rated fine dining establishment in New London. Share the kitchen with Chef Leary and learn the techniques that make our dinners at Oak & Grain at the Inn at Pleasant Lake so special.

Classes are scheduled based on demand and we try to structure them using four sessions every other week. Give us your preferences on scheduling when you sign up and we will try to arrange a group to accommodate your needs. Come for one class or all five – it is up to you. Stay for dinner at a discounted price, and have guests join you for dinner!

Have a group of 5 or more? Getting together with friends?  Call the Inn to arrange a private cooking class.  Next series coming in Spring of 2018. 

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Soups and Bisques

Learn the techniques for these special fall courses.  Plus garnishes and sharpen your knife skills!

Amuse Bouche, Hors D’oeuvres, and Salad

Get your skills and taste buds ready for seasonal entertaining with these creative ideas for appetizers and amuse bouche – little tastes of delight.  Start your meal off right with a fresh approach to  salad.


Preparing seafood can be tricky.  Learn the techniques to get it right every time!

Preparing Proteins – sauces, marinades and sides

Pairing the right sides with your entrée ensures a great meal. Whether you’re a chef or weekend cook, this class will help you bring it all together.


Everyone loves dessert that tastes and looks good, but doesn’t require you to be a Pastry Chef to create it!

Pricing for the series

  • Each class is $100
  • Get a free companion cookbook when you take all 5 classes!
  • Stay for dinner at the reduced price of $52!
  • Want to make it a getaway for two?  Check our specials!