HOME > Chowhound > Northern New England >
Are you making a specialty food?
TELL US

Ocean in Kennebunkport - So Worth a Visit

w
wincountrygirl Jun 3, 2013 01:48 PM

It's fantastic!!! We went Friday. First off, the restaurant at the Cape Arundel Inn, has undergone a much needed face lift and it is stunning. The views are all around, too. They opened up all the walls and it's mostly window. The chef is Pierre from 98 Provence and his food is outstanding. This was easily the best meal we've had since we started visiting the area. My husband had the seared foie gras to start and we both had the rack of lamb. The lamb was perfect and served with green olive tapenade, fava beans and a tarragon vinegar sauce. The sauce was the perfect amount of tarragon, which can be overpowering, but his was wonderful. It was supposed to come with a zucchini blossom but instead came with a fried artichoke which was light and lovely. For dessert I had the chocolate truffle - just needed a little bite of something sweet. We won't be back in the area till next year, but Ocean will be at the top of our list.

RECOMMEND0LINK FLAG REPLY

  1. d
    DGresh Jun 5, 2013 06:35 AM

    Hey wincountrygirl from my "hood"; we're heading up to Maine in July (to Ogunquit); I'll definitely keep this in mind-

    3 Replies
    1. re: DGresh
      w
      wincountrygirl Jun 5, 2013 11:16 AM

      Hey - where are you staying in Ogunquit? We did a lot of eating and found some good, some not so good. There is a new place, also in Kennebunkport at the Boathouse Hotel called Davids KPT which was very city - like. We had lunch there and that was good. They have another restaurant there called Opus Ten which is a tasting menu - nine courses with optional wine pairing. It is an open kitchen and a small room with all windows around. It is stunning and we may try when we go back next year.

      http://boathouseme.com/davids/

      1. re: wincountrygirl
        d
        DGresh Jun 5, 2013 01:15 PM

        We are staying at the Mariner's Resort (this was a last minute thing so lots of things booked already-- we discovered that our college kid will miss our family vacation at the shore because of her research, so we are doing a long weekend in Maine with her instead. Thus wine pairings are probably out :)

        But good, eclectic food, is what we look for. Seafood is always good (my daughter is a recovering vegetarian).

        1. re: DGresh
          w
          wincountrygirl Jun 5, 2013 01:58 PM

          No shortage of seafood up there!!!! Enjoy!

    Show Hidden Posts