What’s the best way to celebrate the summer on the Maine coast?
A Maine Lobster Bake… with butter dripping down your chin and wood smoke drifting through the air as the seafood steams in its bed of freshly harvested seaweed.
Add a layer of scent coming from the homemade bread hot out of the oven and brought directly to your table. Oh, and don’t forget the boiled Maine corn on the cob and roasted onions that are so sweet you could save them for dessert…but you won’t because we’ll be making you a fresh, seasonal dessert…maybe strawberry shortcake when the strawberries are still warm from the gardens (the ones by the goat house) with freshly whipped heavy cream or maybe a chocolate lava cake…always with Gifford’s Ice Cream made close by in Skowhegan.
Four Saturday nights in July and August (July 4 & 18th, August 8th & 15th), Steven and his crew start the fires early in the afternoon and start cooking after Dad gets the seafood from the local fishermen. We limit the number of dinners we serve to 50 people and we guarantee that you’ll leave completely satisfied…but reserve your tickets ahead of time because the dinners are often sold out the week before it’s time to sit down.
Dinners are $65/person and when you order you can specify that you’d prefer lobster or a hand cut steak. There’s a $20 option for children under the age of 12 who would prefer to have all beef hot-dogs instead of lobster and enjoy all the other trimmings.
Because of the way we serve dinner, everyone coming down to the festivities must have a ticket and we don’t have a way for you to share dinners. If you have children who only eat PB & J, bring a picnic blanket to tuck near the kayaks and they can have a picnic under your watchful eye while you enjoy dinner.
We’ll take care of everything…you only need to think about bringing a bottle of wine or beverage of your choice if you’d like something other than our strawberry lemonade. In an effort to reduce waste we ask that you bring your own plates and utensils (which can be washed at the outdoor sink after the meal. Thank you for helping out.)
Fresh from Penobscot Bay
This is the Maine Lobster Bake featured on The Cooking Channel’s Man, Food and Fire