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Ode to Julia class at Woodman's Wednesday

For a great gift idea or date night, Chef Ned is offering a series of classes at Woodman's
For a great gift idea or date night, Chef Ned is offering a series of classes at Woodman's

Need a gift, and tired of giving restaurant gift cards? A new idea for a Girls' Night Out or Date Night? How about a cooking class at Woodman's of Essex?

This Wednesday, the restaurant's award-winning chef Ned Grieg is doing "An Ode to Julia." In honor of Julia Child's Birthday, you learn how to make a classic French dinner. They are encouraging students to wear their pearls along with their aprons.

Cooking Demonstration and Tasting is $50: Bon Appetit!

Chef Ned spent the past 20 years cooking from New York to the American Midwest to the Maryland-D.C. area, Chef Ned has returned to his hometown in southern Maine and brings his culinary diversity to The Essex Room, infusing new flavors and cuisine to our traditional New England fare.

Chef Ned attended Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y., before he was invited to train under chef Richard Burns in New York City, where he stayed for five years. In the early ’90s, Ned relocated to Cleveland as an executive chef and a culinary instructor at the Western Reserve School of Cooking. He was Executive Chef at The Barrows House Inn in Dorset, Vt., and Putting on The Ritz Catering Company in Washington, D.C. Ned counts among his accolades three first-place awards in national chowder competitions.

Other upcoming cooking classes to book now:

  • 9/10: Seafood
  • 10/15: Soups and Stews
  • 11/5: Family Cookbook
  • 12/13: Santa's Workshop

Cash bar available. Reserve your spot today by calling 978-768-7335.

FYI, Woodman’s has a new commemorative 100th anniversary book, "Woodman’s of Essex: Five Generations of Stories, 100 Years of Recipes." Use discount code bookfreeship. Woodman's goes back to 1914, the same year someone invented Mother’s Day and rookie Babe Ruth threw his first pitch for the Red Sox. Just north of Boston on the Essex Causeway, young Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman and his wife, Bessie, hung out the sign for a new roadside stand. With more than 100 Woodman family recipes, history about the invention of the fried clam, and compelling tales of family history, clammers, fishermen, and more. Purchase one today online at either or

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