Spend a relaxing all inclusive weekend away with local painter Melanie Smith and personal chef Lori Butler in beautiful Bauline East, Witless Bay. Complete with Spanish inspired cuisine and intimate class instruction in Oil Painting, this is sure to be a memorable adventure!

Personal Chef Lori Butler with be creating and preparing all your beautiful meals, with her creative flair and passion for cooking,

you are sure to be satisfied.

Your meals this year will be inspired by various regions of Spain and will included, Basque Country Sheepherders Bread, Chicken and Shrimp Paella from the Valencian area and Gypsy Omelet with Ham and Chorizo Sausage from the Andalusia region.

Local Painter Melanie Smith will provide a full weekend of instruction in Oil Painting. You will learn about the importance of the grisaille and the veil, adding mediums, and much more... For the Experienced and the Beginner, Everyone welcome!

New date to be announced!

Place: The Whale Watcher B&B

Overlooking the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

Bauline East, Newfoundland


For more information contact:

Melanie Smith: meldsmith@hotmail.com


The cost of this all-inclusive weekend is 375.00 tax included. There are various rates available for couple/friends packages and private rooms are available at an increased rate.

For information on registration please contact Melanie @ 576-0740 or meldsmith@hotmail.com.

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Melanie Smith
22 Hamilton Avenue
St.John’s, NL
A1E 1H7

Lori Butler
2 Sherwood Drive
St. John's, NL
A1E 2X4

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 2010 - The Food

A little spread with Dinner

Lori putting together Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade Wheels

Everybody enjoying lunch

Lori's mom Shirley putting together lunch. Quiche Lorraine with bacon and mushrooms, served with a spinach salad with goat cheese and cranberries.

The breakfast spread that included all homemade bread, croissants, cheese, homemade fruit crepes with chocolate sauce and fresh juiced oranges.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Septermber 2009 WAC Guests Comments

The weekend could not have been more spectacular. Model instruction, unforgettable cuisine and presentation, serene setting, gentle ambiance and wonderful meals.
Melanie-you are a gifted teacher-patient and kind
Lori - a gifted Chef - inventive, locally minded, upbeat

Melanie and Lori,
Fabulous - Beyond and expectation!
Two of my favorite interests. Italian cuisine and art. The food was spectacular and so professionally prepared and presented. The accommodations were perfect and the scenery ect. Awesome weekend, learned so much!
People were wonderful, intelligent and so great to converse with. You two are a class act. I wish you every success. Hope to join you both again for a Weekend with an Artist and a Chef. Fantastic, top marks!

Excellent Instruction, tasty and flavorful foods. One of the best seminars I've ever attended!

Great weekend. Fantastic food and instruction. My only suggestion would be to make sure you do it again.

Fabulous weekend - great food and wonderful painting. Would recommend this to anyone interested in a relaxing weekend.

We had one of the best weekends ever, great class, awesome people, awesome food and awesome painting instruction. Accommodations were great, we will be watching for upcoming classes.

Monday, March 8, 2010

September 2009 WAC - The Painting and People

What a beautiful sunrise to wake up to!

In the beginning....

One of our diligent students working away.

Almost done and looking pleased as punch!

Our class setting. What a view!

What a beautiful day we had for our hike to La Manche bridge.It was the perfect way to end our weekend!

Our little break along the way at Doctor's Cove to enjoy our lunch.

September 2009 WAC - The Food

Thanks to Jeremy at Mount Scio Farms the weekends meals were inspired with some of the most beautiful local vegetables

One of the many breads made that weekend. An Italian focaccia with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, nice and hot, right out of the oven.

The spread upon our guests arrival on Friday evening included a pot of Italian minestrone soup, slow roasted tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil, fried zucchini, a selection of cured salami and prosciutto, roasted peppers with brie cheese and last but not least, fresh made foccacia bread with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. It was a lovely start to the weekend.

An asparagus, prosciutto, and sun-dried tomato tart to begin our Saturday morning.

Breakfast included the asparagus, prosciutto and sun-dried tomato tart with fresh made Ciabatta bread.