With blond wood floors, copper tabletops, sumptuous high-backed leather banquettes, and floor-to-ceiling windows, MK Kitchen has the look and feel of a modern brasserie.
The pastries, quiches, soups, and sandwiches at Portland Pâtisserie and Grand Café, in the Old Port, are well on their way to standing on their own, with authentic French underpinnings and just enough New World innovation to keep things interesting.
Freshly picked vegetables and herbs bring out the best in pastured chicken.
Another year, another Down East Best of Maine Readers’ Choice poll. Some 5,000 of you cast a ballot this year, and you’re an opinionated bunch. The results include some newcomers in their categories and some stalwart shoo-ins that just can’t seem to lose.
Mexican on the coast. Cupcakes on the farm. Relish on the roadside. Brûlée in the bike lane. The 2015 Best of Maine Editors’ Choice winners for “Food and Drink.”
Update July 1, 2015: The 2015 Penobscot Bay Food Cruise is sold out. We are happy to put you on our waiting list should a cancellation occur. Or you can reserve your spot for the 2016 cruise!
What could be better for a main dish on a chilly Maine evening than a house-made cassoulet for two?
Rustic, radical dishes served up in Portland.
Chef Troy Mains isn’t just the brains behind the inventive menu at the Harraseeket Inn’s award-winning Maine Dining Room — he’s also a longtime hunter.
Visuals editor and photographer Mark Fleming takes us behind the lens of his photo shoot at Central Provisions in Portland.
Few things say summer in Maine like red snappers from Bangor’s W.A. Bean.
Four luscious recipes for the crustacean-loving crowd, plus one blueberry dessert for good measure.