Thursday, December 12, 2013
It's nice to see two Maine B&Bs, The Pomegranate Inn in Portland and Hartstone Inn in Camden, included in a "Top 50 US Bed-and-Breakfasts For Food" slideshow on The Daily Meal.
These roundups don't always get the details quite right: The Pomegranate is now managed by Lark Hotels, so the "cheese blintz souffle with berry coulis" mentioned in the piece — a signature of former inn manager and chef Dana Moos (and included in her cookbook "The Art of Breakfast") — may no longer be on the breakfast menu.
But the "Chef for a Day" option at Hartstone cited by The Daily Meal is indeed available (and has been touted in The Boston Globe and Traditional Home magazine). For $325, you get 4 hours with chef and inn co-owner Michael Salmon, a signed copy of his cookbook, an apron, the day's menu and a food tasting. Dinner and accomodations are extra.Tweet
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.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod