At our Pennsylvania bed and breakfast guests are offered a unique and memorable experience with events like French cooking classes, international food and wine weekends, art retreat weekends, quilting weekends, and a cheese making weekend.

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Wine Weekends with Sommelier Marc Supsic

Wine lovers, here’s your chance to immerse yourself in a fun weekend of wine, food and adventure with a seasoned professional!

Relax and learn, as Diploma-Certified wine expert and, “Traveling Sommelier,” Marc Supsic comes to Mercersburg to lead a series of private wine tasting events, created just for the guests of the Mercersburg Inn. Marc’s approach is easygoing, non-judgmental, and simple; and whether you’re new to wine or a seasoned Epicurean, you’ll find yourself a bit more inspired and savvy.

Marc has been conducting these events for over five years now, and they’ve created quite a following in other locations. Many Wine Weekend attendees become close friends and return every year to catch up and, “wine-down,” with Marc.

About the Instructor

Marc Supsic outdoors with wine bottles and wine glass
Marc Supsic is a certified wine & spirits pro, Sommelier, cook, educator and media personality living in the Philadelphia suburbs. His mission is to inspire people to make great wine, spirits and food, a part of their daily lives.

For the past six years, Marc has been sharing his passion, hosting private wine events around the Tri-State Area and the Mid-Atlantic. He also organizes large-scale, corporate events, and works with many B&Bs and restaurants to offer fun wine-centric experiences. He’s literally met and helped thousands of people to embrace the concept of, “Wine Living.”

Diploma-Certified with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust of London since 2012, he’s been featured in many prominent wine and lifestyle publications, interviewed on Internet and Terrestrial radio, and his videos are watched tens of thousands of times every month, on YouTube.

Whether in person, print, or on the screen; Marc brings you pro tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get more out of the glass, in the wine store, and in your daily life. Affectionately called, “the Rick Steves of Wine,” his fun and disarming approach is building a community of loyal fans and wine lovers - one sip, bite, and adventure – at a time.

Weekend Schedule

Friday

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Group Meet and Greet with wine and Hor D’oeuvres

Dinner is optional

Saturday

8:00 am - 9:30 am – Breakfast and Bubbles

10:00 am – Wine Apps Workshop: Marc will show the group how to build two simple apps that pair perfectly with red and white wines. Take these easy tips home and impress your guests at your next party!

12:30 pm - Lunch with wine

7:00pm – Wine Pairing Dinner

Sunday

8:00 am - 9:30pm - Breakfast

Prices

$175 per person, includes wine tasting, cooking session, educational session, and dinner with wine pairings. Price does not include tax or accommodations.

This will be a popular weekend, and this event requires a two-night stay. So be sure to book your room and make your reservation for our Food and Wine Weekend now!

 

Upcoming Dates

 

September 16th - 18th - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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October 28th - 30th - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

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French Cooking Classes

The Mercersburg Inn is proud to partner with the acclaimed L' Academie de Cuisine of Bethesda, MD to present a series of culinary weekends offering French cooking classes throughout the year.

A delicious shrimp plate

The Class

The weekend includes two classes. You arrive Friday afternoon/evening and the first class starts directly after breakfast on Saturday morning. The second class starts after breakfast on Sunday. These are two intensive (hands-on) cooking classes and (of course) fabulous meals for you to enjoy are the results. Saturday night's Chef's Dinner, prepared by the Inn's Chef de Cuisine Dan Nowalk, is an elegant gala event.

This is not a class where you sit and someone teaches. This is a hands-on, fun weekend. Chef Francois will do a demonstration and then discuss the menu and recipes. Then the group splits into teams and each prepares one course of the lunch. This is for all skill levels. Got a question, want to know how to do something, Chef Francois is right there.

Your Instructor

Headshot of Chef Francois DionotChef Francois Dionot is the founder and director of L'Academie de Cuisine and has over 30 years of experience in the food service industry. A native of Reims, France, Mr. Dionot was educated at L'Ecole Hoteliere de la Societe Suisse de Hoteliers in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he earned a diploma in hotel and restaurant service management and all phases of food preparation. Mr. Dionot worked at various highly acclaimed kitchens in Switzerland, France, Washington DC, and New York.

Mr. Dionot remains an integral part of L'Academie de Cuisine, handling day-to-day operations as School Director and Instructor for the theoretical portions of the school's professional programs. He also teaches vocational French cuisine classes, conducts master classes on specialized food subjects around the country, and acts as a food consultant for various professional groups. A founding member and past President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), he also is a Chef Rotisseur member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs and a member of the Vatel Club.

Weekend Schedule

Friday

Arrive at the Inn'

8:00pm - Group Meet and Greet

Saturday

8:00am-9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Cooking class Starts

12:30pm - Lunch with wine

7:00pm - Cocktails in the Tile Room

7:30pm - 4 course French Chef's Dinner

Sunday

8:00am-9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Cooking class Starts

12:30pm - Lunch with wine

Prices, Provisions & Policies

Classes: $250 per person (includes two lunches and wines) 
Optional Chef's Dinner: $85 per person (includes gratuity and taxes), Alcohol is a separate charge. 

Call early (717) 328-5231 for your chance to cook in the country with Chef Dionot - these weekends fill up fast!

Requires a minimum 2-night stay - Friday arrival

 

Upcoming Dates

 

September 9th-11th - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

This class is full. 

Saturday:

Leek and Parsnip Soup with Mussels

Crusted Sea Scallops with Potato Risotto and Chive Cream

Chicken and Bacon Roulade with French Lentils

Frozen Coconut Soufflé with Berry Compote

Cigarette Russe

Sunday:

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Roquefort Flan

Filet of Salmon Soufflé with Pinot Noir Sauce

Blanquette of Chicken with Winter Vegetable Risotto

Oeufs a la Neige with Caramelized Almonds and Crème Anglaise

Cigarette Russe

 

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November 18th-20th - Friday arrival for 2 nights stay required

This class is full. 

Saturday:

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Poached Egg

Filet of Cod with Saffron Potatoes, with Shiitake Sauce

Filet of Leg of Lamb with Moroccan Vegetables

Bittersweet Chocolate Terrine with Roasted Pineapple

Chocolate Russe

Sunday:

Carpaccio of Salmon with Tuna Tartare and Avocado

Roasted Eggplant Soup with Rosemary Flan

Tenderloin of Pork Stuffed with Spinach and Chicken Sausage

Winter Vegetable Risotto

Caramelized Apple Charlotte with Caramel Sauce

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Quilting Weekends

If you are reading this then we both know you cannot get enough of it! Exercise your obsession with everything quilting at an unforgettable weekend getaway in a turn-of-the-century Georgian Mansion.

 

 

Project on November 11th - 13th, 2022 

The Mountains are Calling 

Snow covered mountains glow in the light of the moon in this beautiful quilt. Create your own natural wonder using the Tri-Recs Ruler Set and your imagination! The outdoors awaits you…

Technique:  Machine Pieced

Skill level:  Intermediate

Size:  51” X 60”

Project on April 14th - 16th, 2023 

Blooming Nine-Patch

Create a beautiful colorwash quilt that blooms right before your eyes using only 9-patches and squares.  Strip-piecing makes sewing your quilt quick and easy!

 

Size:  66” X 72”

Technique:  Machine Piecing

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Project on July 7th - 9th, 2023 

Forever Yours 

Create the heirloom look of a double wedding ring design but use only straight-line piecing.  This stunning pattern requires just a four fabric palette.  Dimensional techniques make it fun and easy!

 

Size: 53” X 73”

Technique:  Machine pieced

Experience:  Confident beginner

 

Project on November 17th - 19th, 2023 

The Mountains are Calling 

Snow covered mountains glow in the light of the moon in this beautiful quilt. Create your own natural wonder using the Tri-Recs Ruler Set and your imagination! The outdoors awaits you…

Technique:  Machine Pieced

Skill level:  Intermediate

Size:  51” X 60”

Your Instructor

Bring your enthusiasm and your supplies to a quilting retreat** and we will have for you a well-lit room, plenty of space, and a great instructor. Frankie resides in Adams County, Pennsylvania. She belongs to Everybody’s Quilt Guild in nearby Westminster, MD. She has had a lifelong love of quilting. Her expertise includes paper piecing, appliquéing by machine, machine quilting and hand dyeing her own fabric. She has been the quilting instructor at the Inn for over six years. If you have enjoyed any of Jennifer Chiaverini's novels and you are searching for your own Elm Creek Manor, you have found it.

Schedule

Friday

  • 5 pm - Social hour and Show and Tell. Meet Frankie and the owners, Steven and Tomi. Enjoy a glass of wine, beverages, and snacks.
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner in Byron's Dining Room. Chef Dan Nowalk will prepare special menu for the group. We have a full bar with a selection of wine, beer, and liquor.

Saturday

  • 8 am - Our delicious breakfast is served.
  • 9 am to 12 pm - Quilting Session. The Great Room of the Inn will be prepared for the classes. The room is bright, big, and beautiful. Beverages are served during all sessions.
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch is Served.
  • 2 pm to 5 pm - Quilting Session
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner is Served.
  • Optional - "work alone time" is available until 11:30 PM. If instead you decide to relax for the rest of the night, you may enjoy the game room with pool table, air-hockey, and other games and puzzles.

Sunday

  • 8 am - Another delicious breakfast is served.
  • 9 am to 12 pm - Quilting Session
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch is Served.
  • 2 pm to 3:30 pm - Last Quilting Session.

Guest Rooms

events-roomsLet's talk comfort. Our beds are fantastic! Every room is unique like your quilts are - take your pick. The best linens you can imagine, down pillows and comforters to embrace you, the softest robe and towels to ever touch you! Every room has a queen or king bed with a private bathroom.

 

Prices, Provisions & Policies

The price for this weekend is $499 per person and worth every penny!

Add a 2nd quilter in room with meals - $395

Add a Non-quilter in room with meals - $295

For the non-quilters - discounted golf at Whitetail - Shopping at Prime Outlets, Swimming at Cowan's Gap and more!

Includes room for 2 nights single occupancy, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, beverages, gratuities - single occupancy - excluding taxes, wines, beer, and spirits.  One type of lunch is for everyone.

For this event only, all rooms will be sold at the same discounted price on a first-come first-pick basis.

**We provide tables, ironing boards, and irons. You bring the sewing machine and the rest of your tools. Frankie will email you a list of required materials.

There must be at least one person per room participating in the quilting class retreats. Full regular room rates will apply if there is not at least one person per room participating in the quilting class. The class and dining package are not available unless there is one participant per room.

***Shopping Bonus***

Several wonderful quilt shops in the area have offered us discounts! Shop Hop anyone?

Quilting Weekend with Frankie Crosby and students Breakfast on Quilting Weekend Quilting Weekend members with Frankie Cosby and her students

 

Upcoming Dates

 

November 11th -13th, 2022

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April 14th - 16th, 2023

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July 7th - 9th, 2023

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November 17th - 19th, 2023

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Cheese Making

Cheese Making Weekends in Pennsylvania -- with Three Shepherd's Cheese

Students make their own cheese

$395 per person plus room - Requires 2 night stay.

Former Cooking Class guests - 10% discount on class fee.

This will be a popular weekend, so be sure to make your reservation now.

Call us at (717) 328-5231 to make your reservation.

Upcoming Dates

 

 


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