Maine 18

ROAD TRIPPING THROUGH MAINE, US

We’ve been dreaming of Maine for quite a while now and last week we finally got to discover the land of “Lobster Rolls”. If you ever get the chance to, go for it – it’s absolutely worth it!

 

The Clam Shack

 

If you’re driving from New York or Boston, Kennebunk Port  should definitely be your first stop, especially if you’re into Lobster Rolls ($17,95). how does one pound of lobster drenched in butter, mayo or both in a round white roll sound? Maine lobster rolls are usually served in hot dog buns, but this one tasted pretty good to us.

Even though it’s pretty much  impossible to name the best lobster roll in Maine, this one has been perfecting itself since 1968.

 

 

Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park, on top of Bubble Rock

Maine 16Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond

Mount Desert Island is a beautiful place where hiking is encouraged. If / when (who are we kidding) you get hungry, do yourself a favour and go to Thurston Lobster Pound. It’s a bit far from all the other obvious spots but it’s definitely worth the detour. Lobsters, which come straight from there (right on the tip of the island, facing the Atlantic ocean), are as fresh as it gets.

Choose between a hard shell or a soft shell lobster. We went for the soft one (approx. $18 for a medium lobster).

 

Tip : If you need a place to stay, go to the Harbourside Inn. It feels like grand ma’s place and you’ll get freshly baked blueberry muffins for breakfast.

 

 

 

North Creek Farm

 

This gorgeous little farm has a small café that offers fresh soups and sandwiches during the week and a delicious gourmet brunch on weekends. While the food here might be simple, it’s exquisitely fresh and tasty. We particularly enjoyed the crabmeat sandwich and the refreshing Gazpacho (which both cost around $8 each).

Fresh Crab Meat Sandwich 

 

Tip : After lunch go to Popham Beach – the 20 min drive is absolutely worth it.

 

 

J’s Oyster

 Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald

J’s Oyster is a casual spot that serves fresh seafood and local beer. Located on Portland’s harbour, this place is full of regulars, which is always a good sign.

We ordered a dozen oysters ($24) and a big bucket of clams ($22,50), which we dipped into soft butter.  #yum

 

Tip : Portland’s Fish Market, which is a 2 min walk away, is a wonderful souvenir shop (open from 10 am – 7 pm)

 



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