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... After a lazy day at home, we ventured to the Allagash Brewery for a tour and tasting of their handcrafted beers. Started in 1995 (in a garage, no less!) the brewery specializes in Belgian-style beer, with Allagash White being its flagship beer. The brewery produces seasonal beers and occasional one-offs created by their team of brewmeisters.
Another sunny day enticed us to walk from the Back Bay through the West Prom park and down to the ...
... on the list, so that's as good as winning, right??
We returned to Portland and a much-anticipated at Fore Street Restaurant. What a treat! "Locally sourced and crafted with love" is their slogan and they delivered! Named as one of the top 50 restaurants in the US by Gourmet magazine, Fore Street offers an urban rustic atmosphere.
We were seated with a prime view of the open kitchen and cold food locker, where fresh greens for salads and sides ...
... t quiet summer in Maine!
BUT, there were lobstah rolls involved!
Yes, plural, meaning we had lobster rolls twice today! Once for first lunch and then again for second lunch, as Marette so aptly named those memorable occasions! It was a very good day, indeed.
Lobster rolls are to Maine what fish tacos are to San Diego! And Mainers certainly know how to do their "lobstah" ...
... James Beard-recognized chefs creating their specialties in Portland and further up the coast.
Of course, we all wanted to try it all: the lobster rolls, the fresh oysters from nearby bays that we couldn't pronounce, the wild blueberries, the duck fat fried French fries, the whoopie pies, and the local craft beers (Pumpkinhead anyone?).
We arrived in the evening, in time to enjoy creamy clam chowder and ...
... specialties. Maine is famous for seafood, particularly lobster. Nay found the best place in town, the Harbor Fish Market, and it didn't disappoint. It took a long time to decide what to take with us (we knew we had cooking facilities at our next stop and I was keen to cook something, anything). The guy who helped us was great, he left us alone for ages and then helped us get the best deal on what was fresh ...