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Cooking School, Private Dining and Special Events

OPEN JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER

Regretfully, nightly dinner service is no longer being offered.
Please Explore our new website and see the Exciting services we have to offer!

 

Our Finger Lakes Journey

(2002-Present)

 

On vacation from New Jersey and traveling south on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, the sky opened up to a breathtaking view of Seneca Lake. On our left was a handsome 1903 farmhouse with recently put up For Sale signs. The short story is one year later, Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine – a fine dining restaurant, opened for business. In our 13 years of owning and operating the business, we have thoroughly enjoyed cooking for and pleasing our customers. While the work is not easy the rewards are many! We are proud to be a part of this wonderful Finger Lakes community and of our passionate and ever-learning staff. 

From growing the business to hosting wedding receptions to growing 150+ heirloom tomato plants last year to cooking class dinners to a set five course tasting menu, each step we passionately embraced and, fortunately, our customers trusted us and enjoyed the continuously sincere, fresh and educational approach to dining. 

Now our biggest change…Our establishment will now be Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine – Cooking School, Private Dining and Special Events. We will offer both hands-on and demonstration classes, wine dinners, private parties and wedding receptions. The schedule will be carefully managed so that each offering is a special well thought out and executed experience. 

This year we are expanding our cooking school offerings. Suzanne’s culinary experience dates back well before 2002 with her cooking school in New Jersey and as a culinary instructor at Brookdale Community College. More recently, in 2011 Suzanne was a semi-finalist for a James Beard Best Chef-Northeast award. The awards are considered by many in the food industry to be the Oscars of cooking. Her passion for teaching rivals her conviction to produce fresh, comfortably creative food for all to enjoy! 

We ask for your trust once again and look forward to an exciting new chapter!

 

Phone

607-582-7545

EMAIL
info@suzannefrc.com

Location

9013 State Route 414
Lodi, New York 14860

Our Cooking School

 

Whether a demonstration class, hands-on class or a private class, our approach and philosophy of teaching the enjoyment of cooking is similar.

– Classes are designed from our knowledge and passion for food and wine.

– Chef Suzanne and Pastry Chef Anne Robinson will guide you through the class and make the class an enjoyable and comfortable learning experience.

– Suzanne's cooking classes will be designed to include an appetizer, main course and dessert with a variety of cooking techniques and followed by a luncheon or dinner to enjoy the fruits of your labor with Finger Lakes wine.

- Anne will teach various techniques in baking and pastry followed by a tasting and discussion.

– Class menus will be designed using seasonal ingredients from our garden and local farms, fresh fish from Browne Trading Company and antibiotic free, hormone free meats.

– You will leave with proven recipes you can count on and, more importantly, with knowledge that you can build upon!

 

Each class will be designed to teach various aspects of cooking and entertaining and, through a building block approach, help create a foundation to gain confidence and ease in the kitchen.

Chef Suzanne, a home cook who evolved into a Culinary Instructor and Restaurant Owner and Chef for 13 years, returns to her home cooking roots to teach:

– Reading, evaluating and modifying recipes.

– Knife skills (hands-on)

–Essentials and nuances of blanching, searing, braising, roasting and baking.

– Organizational technique of 'mis en place' to reduce stress and create a calm and enjoyable approach to meal preparation.

– Combining flavors and understanding the powers of tastes and textures.

– The elements, uniqueness and enjoyment of wine pairings.

 

Hands-on classes will be limited to 8 students and demonstration classes to 25 people. Private classes are available and will be custom designed to what you would like to learn in a one on one setting with Suzanne.

 

 

COOKING CLASS
AND EVENT SCHEDULE

Sign up for a class or our mailing list AT:

info@suzannefrc.com
607-582-7545

Payment  and Class Logistics
Credit Card is req'd to sign up

Payment can be cc, cash or check.  
If you cannot attend a class
and need to cancel: 

Someone else can attend
You can attend another class if your spot can be filled
Otherwise, your credit card
will be charged for the class.

Hands-on Classes
Bring an apron and chef knife.
Wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes
A waiver of liability will need to be signed.


We will notify you at least
3 days prior if we need to
cancel a class. 



 

 

 

Private Dining

For select weeks from June through October, we will host private parties accommodating from 10-50+ people. We can custom design a three to five course menu with wine pairings.

Our post and beam dining room and adjoining dining room has beautiful views of Seneca Lake and our flower and vegetable gardens. Our garden deck is a wonderful site for a cocktail hour beforehand with wonderful hors d'oeuvres as well. Whether a rehearsal dinner, small wedding, anniversary party, business dinner or a dinner with family and friends, we look forward to designing the menu and evening with you and making it a wonderful celebration!


Weddings

It is indeed our pleasure and honor to host wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our focus is to keep each wedding extra special by only hosting a selected number of weddings each year.

In our warmly lit restored barn, we can host weddings up to 140 people (and up to 225 people by using a tent) for your wedding reception while providing an ample dance floor. Our old horse barn serves as a bar during the reception and both barns provide a warm, comfortable and elegantly rustic venue. The barn opens up to beautiful views of Seneca Lake and breathtaking sunsets.

We look forward to working with you to create a menu and wedding day that flows nicely without the pressure to limit the number of hours for your wedding and receptions. Complete access to our grounds, gardens, pond and gazebo awaits every couple looking to savor and remember every moment of their wedding day.  

 

 

BOOK YOUR EVENT

Contact us about your private party, rehearsal dinner or wedding day and let's plan your celebration!

info@suzannefrc.com

607-582-7545

 

Finger Lakes Wine Region

Lodi, New York, Seneca County and the Finger Lakes region are abundant in natural beauty and farm fresh products ranging from various cheeses to exceptional organic produce to bountiful fruits.  And, of course, don't forget about the 100+ wineries that highlight the talent of grape growers and winemakers alike.

We are extremely fortunate to have so many dedicated farmers and growers who make it possible to produce the freshest of top quality food. We thank them for their passion and hard work and the great products they produce:

Blue Heron Farm
Remembrance Farm
Regional Access
Lively Run Goat Dairy
Muddy Fingers Farm

Wineries

The wine keeps getting better and better!  We thank you our winery partners for so many wonderful food pairing options.

SENECA LAKE
Atwater Estate Vineyard
 
Bloomer Creek Vineyard 

Boundary Breaks
Chateau LaFayette Reneau 
Damiani Wine Cellars 
Fox Run Vineyards 
Lakewood Vineyards 
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 
Shalestone Vineyards  
Silver Thread Vineyard 
Standing Stone Vineyards 

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Wagner Winery 
Ryan William

CAYUGA LAKE

Goose Watch Winery 
Hosmer Winery 
Swedish Hill Vineyard


KEUKA LAKE
Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars 
Keuka Lake Vineyard

Ravines Wine Cellars 
Rooster Hill Vineyards

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

(2008 - 2014)

The restaurant has been honored by Wine Spectator for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

To appropriately complement our food, we are proud and excited to offer over 100 Finger Lakes wine selections and a nice selection of International wines.  

We feel strongly that wine, in moderation, will nicely complement the fruits of the labor of the gardens and the kitchen. The nuances of each wine blend nicely with the flavors infused into every dish.  

For private parties and wedding receptions, we are happy to work with you to pair wines with your custom designed menu.

 

 

STAY IN THE LOOP AND
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

mailinglist@suzannefrc.com

Sweet Annie’s Cakes and Pastry Catering Business

Chef Anne Robinson is now offering a variety of delicious, freshly baked pastries and cakes for catering. Trained at the French Culinary Institute and our pastry chef since 2012, she has the creativity and expertise to make your next breakfast pastry, cake or dessert a truly memorable experience.

With an emphasis on using the best ingredients available and working with local vendors and farmers, Anne is bringing her philosophy, training and expertise to your home or special event.

NOW FEATURING:

Wedding Cakes
Wedding Favors: truffles, macarons and cookies
Dessert Tables
Specialty Cakes
Petit Fours
Assorted Breakfast Pastries
Decorated Sugar Cookies
Handmade Chocolates
Tarts and Pies
And more!

 

 

 

For all Inquiries and Questions about Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine hosting your wedding,
contact Bob Stack
suzannefrc@empacc.net

607-582-7545

Pastry MENU & PRICING

For off-site pastry menu options and  pricing contact Anne:

annekrobinson@gmail.com
315-559-6059