The Golden Dish Blog Archive June, 2012
Undeniably, The Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth has one of the most dramatic settings of any lobster pound in Maine. With a stunning panorama of bold cliffs and crashing surf, this is picture-perfect rocky Maine coast.
Consider the accidental tourist who happens upon the Danforth Inn, seduced by its coolly stylish interiors, and then proceeds to revel in a remarkable dinner beyond compare.
That in a nutshell is Carmen at the Danforth, the restaurant that opened last month at one of Portland’s most refined lodging establishments in the gentrified West End.
Restaurant hosted wine dinners are often a heady confluence of too much food and drink. To the epicurean, these can come off as testimonial dinners where windbag hosts pontificate between courses like schoolmarms teaching the abc’s. From my experience, after the fifth or sixth glass is poured and the sweet course served, I’m ready to bolt like the wildebeest.
But what if the food is superb and the wines extraordinary? Are one’s exhortations expendable?