Chautauqua Institution

For many, the traditional Chautauqua Season will come to an end with Three Taps of the Gavel on the last Sunday of the season, but this doesn’t mean that the Chautauqua experience is over. The early autumn and late spring months provide the perfect environment for a different Chautauqua experience, and over the past decade we have seen an ever steady increase in the numbers of people who enjoy the many program opportunities that are available.

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Friday, May 30, 2014
5:30 – 9:30pm

farmtotablelogo$89, gratuity included

Heirloom at the Athenaeum Hotel presents a spring farm-to-table – prepared by our new Executive Chef Travis Bensink – featuring ingredients produced in Chautauqua County.  Each course is paired with a local wine or beer.  Learn about ingredients available in the county, how they are grown/raised, and how to source and acquire them all while enjoying an elegant culinary experience.

For reservations call 1.800.821.1881 or email



Spa Package

Enjoy dinner and night at the Athenaeum Hotel. Stay on May 30 and
visit the St. Elmo Spa for a massage or play a round of golf at the Chautauqua Golf Club.

Reserve online today.

Culinary Learning Experience

Farm-to-Table Kitchen Tour, Interactive Demonstration and Lunch
Friday, May 30, 2014 from 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. 

Prior to the Farm-to-Table Dinner, guests have the opportunity to spend an hour in the kitchen of Heirloom Restaurant on a Chef-guided tour — focusing on the local food sourcing process with an interactive food demonstration. Guests will then enjoy a locally sourced lunch on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel.

Instructors: Executive Chef Travis Bensink & Chef De Cuisine George Kovach

Reserve online today.


Quiltiing Around Chautauqua

September 27–28, 2014

Celebrate quilting as an art form with more than 60 quilts on display and vendors at the annual fall event. It has become one of the most well attended fall events at Chautauqua, drawing as many as 300 overnight guests and as many as 1,000 day visitors from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Thursday and Friday are the pre-show class days and set up days for the vendors and the quilt displays.

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