Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Arrows Burger
Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit is one of the most well-regarded — and expensive — in Maine. But in their 25th year of operation, chef/owners Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier have rolled out offerings that are more accessible to those with thinner wallets. For the first time, Arrows is serving a burger at the bar and in the dining room. But not just any burger, of course, "a decadent grass-fed patty and garden arugula sandwiched between two square slices of fococcia, served with house-made mustard and ketchup" for $19.
On Sunday, June 9, Gaier, Frasier and executive chef Lee Frank will present a "Trash" Fish Dinner featuring sustainable, under-used and under-appreciated fish from Maine.The five-course feast is $58 per person, $89 with wine pairings. Seatings are at 6, 6:30 and 7; for reservations: 207-361-1100. Here's the menu:
Crispy whiting, garden greens, gremolata aioli
Potato crusted pollack, spinach, pear tomatoes, orange-kumquat sauce
Pan seared redfish, spring onion grits, charred red onion nage
Grilled mackerel, fingerling potatoes, capers, lemon, fried parsley
Caramelized bananas, toasted pound cake, chocolate ice cream
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