Having heard whispers and great reviews of this restaurant when we arrived in Kennebunkport, we figured we had to give it a try.
Driving from the Boathouse Hotel, we took a number of windy roads and even a dirt path that led us to a candlelit parking lot.
As we walked up to the restaurant, we noticed a pool and spa off in the distance.
The restaurant preaches farm to table but delivers on their promise.
Walking into the restaurant, we were blown away by the decor. It had beautiful lighting fixtures, a gigantic all-wood bar, and a real fireplace and wood burning oven.
Our table wasn't quite ready since we showed up a little early, so we started with drinks at the bar. We had a Thai basil gin cocktail and a cocktail with bourbon and saspirilla. As we sipped our cocktails, we inquired with the bartender about the menu. He proceeded willingly to take the time to walk us through every item on the menu.
We brought our cocktails to the table and were walked through the menu by our server in further detail.
My boyfriend, a trained chef, wondered what reindeer moss was and they gladly brought a little bowl to the table for us to try. It's comparable to an earthy version of frico.
House bread and olive oil were brought to the table with our round of snacks. Beef tartar, blistered shishito peppers, oven roasted peaches, and crispy oysters with a pepper and bacon jam.
The next course that we shared was buratta with cherries, garden fresh herbs, and an excellent black olive powder.
We then had chicken and pasta. The pasta was cavatelli with kale, spring onions. The chicken was brined for three days , served with confit vegetables including chanterelle mushrooms and a goat whey foam that didn't have a huge impact on the dish.
We ordered tempranillo wine by the glass, which was excellent.
Before even considering dessert, we took a late night stroll around the gorgeous property. There was a campfire, the sound of bullfrogs and beautiful lanterns.
For desert, we had a lemon curd which was too good. It had coconut ice cream, edible flowers and crunchy pistachio brittle.
If you visit Kennebunkport, you would be foolish to not go to this restaurant!
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