LINCOLNVILLE, ME Practically our next door neighbor – Whale’s Tooth Pub – is located just a mile down the road, right in Lincolnville Beach. With a patio facing Penobscot Bay, the ferry and Islesboro, the location is perfect for a summer meal. Although, we should note, they are open year round, and have a fabulous large fireplace for cozy, warm dinners on chilly nights.
Rob and Dorothee have been welcoming guests to Whale’s Tooth Pub for almost 20 years! Authentic British style fish’n'chips are our favorite – the entire menu is delightful. Happy Hour is 4-6pm, with drinks and nibbles, great views and glimpses of local conversation. Open Wed – Mon (close Tue) for dinner, additionally lunch on the weekends at 11:30am.
Did you know Maine has over 100 summer camps? We are best known for overnight summer camps. Real wilderness, the cleanest lakes, breathtaking coastline and beaches you won’t find anywhere else. Since the early 1900s campers have been coming to Maine camps, first on overnight trains and carriages, and now on highways and by air. The reasons — a priceless summer that has it all — lifelong friendships, memories and unforgettable experiences.
Especially in this day of technology surrounding our kids, a Maine camp experience can reignite a child’s relationship with nature. And, as MaineCamps.org puts it, “Facebook friends are nice, but they are no substitute for real friends and mentors”. MaineCamps features a full guide to how to choose the best camp for your child, as the options are many and there is something for everyone.
And don’t forget to pamper the parents while kids are at camp.
Belfast is about 15 minutes north of Lincolnville and is one of the key harbor towns in Midcoast Maine! These are some photos from the Friday Night Walk (see post below).
You can find this one in The Heart of New England.
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Spring Pea and Mushroom “Gratin”
By Chef Bryan Dame
The Edge Oceanfront Dining,
The Edge oceanfront stone terrace
4 six ounces chicken breast halves
2 cups bread crumbs
1 stick unsalted butter — melted
2 cups assorted mushrooms — chopped
1 cup fresh peas — shelled
1 teaspoon garlic — chopped
1 sprig fresh thyme — picked & chopped
1 sprig fresh tarragon — picked & chopped
1/2 sprig fresh rosemary — picked & chopped
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons sour cream
Fresh ground pepper & Kosher salt – to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.
Heat sauté pan with 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Sear chick breast in oil until
golden brown. Turn chicken in pan and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
Transfer chick to oven to finish cooking (approximately 18 minutes).
Combine bread crumbs and melted butter until bread crumbs are well coated.
Set aside. Heat sauté pan with remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over high heat.
Sauté mushrooms until they are lightly browned, approximately 2-3 minutes.
Add peas, garlic, herbs to mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Saute
mixture for 2-3 minutes more.
Remove chicken from oven and allow to rest. Turn oven’s broiler to high. Stir
sour cream into mushroom mixture. Top mixture with buttered bread crumbs.
Place sauté pan under broiler. Broil mushroom gratin until bread crumbs are
Just came across some fun images taken on a beautiful sunny day late last summer…. hope you enjoy!
Winter is coming to an end and so is work in the rooms in the Hilltop building. As a 4-Diamond inn (rated by AAA), we set pretty high standards when it comes to guest experience. In between plowing, Rich, Mark and Bryan have been spending time tearing down wallpaper, painting and moving furniture to create more spacious, brighter rooms in the guest-favorite Hilltop building (below). Unlike rooms in the Main Inn, each room in the Hilltop has its own private balcony with sweeping views of the ocean.
Below: Mark cutting in with fresh paint.
The rooms look great! Next week the gang moves over to the Poolhouse to build a hearth around the fireplace, re-tile a shower and do some super mechanic-y things in for the heated outdoor infinity edge pool. Plenty of outdoor projects on the list awaiting warm weather. And our man Rich is on it!
It’s that time again…..
Head out to the central Maine town of Windsor and the Windsor Fairgrounds for the 8th annual Fiber Frolic Fair.
June 7th and 8th from 10AM til 4PM.
Celebrate fiber, fiber animals and fiber arts. There’s something for everyone. Go to their web-site for directions and more info:
For a true expression of spring in the air, come join music lovers and students in their annual concert,
The Odeon Spring Concert at the
Rockport Opera House.
Join the Odeon Youth ensembles as they perform live -
director Thomas Wolf –
as the culmination of their hard work throughout
Visit their web site for ticket information
Bay Chamber Concerts
To finish off a terrific performance, why not bring your group to
the Edge, Oceanfront Dining in Lincolnville for a truely
memorable meal, seated right on Penobscot Bay.
May 10, 2008
Every year, we look forward to spring and the birth of new Belted Galloway cows at Aldermere Farm, in Rockport, Maine.
Go to: Aldermere Farm for a closer look !!!
A fine example of local agriculture and stewardship, Aldermere Farm is a provider to Chef Bryan Dame and your evening’s special meal at the Edge Restaurant.
Visit Aldermere Farm’s new web site at www.aldermere.org to learn
more about the Farm and to see all the events and programs they offer
year round. They are dedicated to offering many agricultural and
ecological opportunities for youth and adults on the 136-acre
salt-water farm, which is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage
Trust. Aldermere Farm is located at 20 Russell Ave. in Rockport, ME.
While you’re touring up Rte. 1 this early May 2008, please visit us at the Edge for a comfortable nights’
stay and amazing evening meal courtesy of Chef, Bryan Dame
After you leave, and head north, you may want to visit the
Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory, majestically looking up and
down the Penobscot River, outside of Bucksport, Maine
The Observatory is the tallest glass panoramic view off a bridge in the US. Only two others in the world. 420′ above the river and a full 360 degree view. The visitor center for tickets and information is located at the base in
Fort Knox Park, in Prospect.
(image courtesy Kevin Bennett Bangor Daily News)