In Maine, farm to table is not a trend, it’s a reality. Dine out or eat at home seafood is fresh from the sea, animal meats are from a nearby farm and veggies are homegrown. A great place to experience a farm to table dinner is at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine.
What used to be a softball field has been converted to gardens and greenhouses where seasonal produce provides most of the ingredients for the meal.
One greenhouse serves as a dining hall where long tables and mismatched chairs are set up for forty guests.
The table decor, candles and simple arrangements of flowers in bottles, is just my style.
All around the greenhouse are arrangements of herbs and vegetables that enhance the ambience.
A temporary kitchen facility is set up outside the greenhouse, so all the food is cooked right there and served immediately.
The menu features what is in season and no two are the same which makes eating there a real treat.
What is a constant is the hot out of the oven focaccia with roasted garlic. I could make a meal of just that!
With it comes a beautiful salad topped with an array of edible flowers.
The main course is a selection of meat and seafood. I am always a happy camper when lobster is on the menu.
Finishing the main course is a perfectly roasted combination of seasonal vegetables.
By the time dessert comes, there’s scarcely any room for it, but there are 40 smiling faces around the table!