Best Meals this summer
Fellow Hounds! What have been your best meals this summer?
Mine: Black Sheep Bistro delivered my best meal, a perfect Tilapia, North Hero House offered the best fish and chips I have ever had. On the NY side, Cafe Mooney Bay served the best soft shell crabs you could ask for.
What have been your faves in Summer 2011?
Black Sheep Bistro
253 Main St, Vergennes, VT 05491
Grilled radicchio salad and quail at 40 Paper Camden, ME. My umpteenth pork belly sandwich at Shepherd's Pie Rockport, ME. Every visit to Primo...last time it was the shrimp and polenta, arrancini, and 1/2 dish of the smoked swordfish pasta. Grass fed burger and frites at Lily Bistro Rockland, ME. Every divine Reuben sandwich I get at Morse's in Waldoboro, ME. The duck confit pizza at In Good Company Rockland, ME.
What a great summer.
In Good Company
415 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
421 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
My pulled pork at BTs Smokehouse in Sturbridge on my way back from the Jersey Shore.
Not around here, but pizza from All Natural on Asbury Ave in Ocean City, NJ.
My trip to Bangor didn't yield anything amazing.
The salmon dish I had at Starry Night Cafe in Ferrisburg, VT. To die for. Dessert down the road at Vermont Cookie Love was the perfect ending.
Starry Night Cafe
5467 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
Solo Farm &Table...Well thought out, perfectly executed. My favorite of many nice dishes was the chicken liver mousse...dang that is good stuff! It is so nice to have an amazing restaurant 15 minutes away in South Londonderry.
Coppa in Boston...sitting in the sun drinking amazing cocktails(The Merman,) salami urchin panini, beef heart pizza, and the winner crispy pigs tail.
Last night. Hubs cooked. Stir fry of a variety of CSA veggies, garlic, ginger, chilies, water chestnuts, peanuts and kung pao marinated chicken in an asiany sauce. He stir fried in the wok over hot coals in the webber. Had over rice w a side of slaw. Crumbled good feta over the stir fry. Sounds weird but it perfectly balanced the hotness of this dish. Awesome to have the night off from cooking too. :)
Best new spots this summer (so far): Tides Beach Club, Goose Rocks Beach, K'port (where Chef Brian Dame, previously with The Edge in Lincolnville,now hangs his toque); 10 Tables at the Bass Cottage Inn, Bar Harbor; new Miyake, Portland.
Best return visits: Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta; Old Vines Wine Bar, Lower Village, Kennebunk; and Fisherman's Inn, Winter Harbor. Best new to me: Brandy's On the Rocks, Goose Rocks Beach, K'port, and Hatchet Mountain Public House, Hope: both do down home right.
Best new places I'm angsting to get to: Fathom, Bar Harbor; Tale Tales Tavern, Oquossoc; and Yay They're Back: Bunker's Wharf, Birch Harbor, and Kitchen Garden, Steuben..
Fisherman's Inn Restaurant
7 Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693