Monday June 04, 2012 | 12:14 PM

The Twilight Dinner Series is returning to Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth this summer.

The casual three-course dinners - under the blue sky when it's nice and under a tent went Mother Nature decides to water the plants - are prepared by local chefs and "culinary celebrities." And while the specific chefs haven't been matched up with their dates just yet, tickets for the dinners are on sale now.

And thanks to the popularity of the series last year, Twilight Dinners are offered every Thursday this year, beginning July 5 and running until September 6.

Restaurants are wonderful, no doubt about it. But there's no finer way to dine than out in the open air, as the sun starts to set on a Maine summer day, with fresh ingredients plucked from the ground right here. A glass of wine? Even better. (BYOB if you'd like wine or beer.)

Turkey Hill Farm is located at 120 Old Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth and the Thursday Twilight Dinners begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on the Twilight Dinner Series:

To purchase tickets ($30):

About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

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