The Robinhood Free Meeting House, along the Sheepscot River in Georgetown, is a scenic and historic events venue under the direction of owners Carlos and Ali Barrionuevo.

They have scheduled a variety of celebrations, including weddings, musical performances, educational seminars, and unique culinary experiences. The Meetinghouse was built more than 160 years ago as a shared place of community gatherings and worship. It has been a high school, business location, and fine-dining French restaurant.

Chef Ali Barrionuevo is focused on using the bounty of the waters and supporting Georgetown’s fishing heritage. On Saturday, June 15, there are three special events open to the public: Kayak the Cove is a tour of Robinhood Cove and local aquaculture farms, an early evening panel discussion features experts on Maine’s fisheries, and a dinner follows with five courses of local seafood. The kayak tour ($30 per person) and Dinner ($55 per person) require reservations at

Food & Beverage Events in the Southern Midcoast

June 14-June 16

Brews, Bourbon, Birdies & BBQ at Sebasco Harbor Resort, 6:30 p.m. June 14 to noon June 16. A weekend of activities including breakfasts, dinners and golf. $150 per person and up for the two-night stay and events; 29 Kenyon Road, Phippsburg, 877-420-1701.

June 15

Robinhood Free Meeting House “Sea the Future” Dinner, 6-9 p.m., 210 Robinhood Road, Georgetown, 613-5682.

Father’s Day Tasting with Geary Brewing, 3-5:30 p.m., Bow Street Market, 79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631, free.

June 16

Father’s Day Lobster Bake at Flight Deck Brewing, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Traditional fare plus a chicken option and kid’s menu prepared by Cook’s Takes Flight (food truck from Cook’s Lobster House), and, of course, fresh beer; 11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick Landing, Brunswick, 504-5133. Kids – $12, chicken – $25, lobster – $35 plus ticket fee, available online at

June 19

Now You’re Cooking, Middle Eastern Vegan cooking with Denise Parker, 6-8 p.m., $50 per person, 49 Front St., Bath, 443-1402. Reservations required.

June 22

Community BBQ presented by the Brunswick Downtown Association, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Food, music, kids train rides, fun; 1 Maine St., Town Mall, Brunswick, 729-4439 (BDA), adults $5, kids 5 and under $3. Tickets available only at the door.

Taste of Summer Festival Maine, 1-5 p.m., 179 Admiral Fitch Ave., Brunswick Landing. Food trucks, music, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and spirits a la carte. This is a 21-plus event. Tickets $15 per person, plus ticket fee, available online at

June 23

Wolfe’s Neck Center, Farm to Table Series, dinner with Masa Miyake at the Mallet Barn. 5-8 p.m., $100 per person including food and drinks. Other dinner events throughout the summer; 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469. Wait list only  at

Food Features

Frontier Café this week features Mussels and Linguica, Zucchini Salad, and “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” spicy Bloody Mary drink specials. Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.

Tao-Yuan in Brunswick is switching to summer hours through the end of the year: Tuesday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. They have introduced a pre-theater tasting menu every day, 5-6 p.m. for $48 per person.

Prix fixe dinner menu available at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, $19 per person, beginning at 4 p.m. Regular menu also available; 4 Noble St., Brunswick, 837-6565.

The new executive chef at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Jeremy Lamoureux, is a Southern Maine Community College graduate and a veteran of local hotel kitchens, including the former Marriott Sable Oaks in South Portland. He comes from a family of talented home cooks and is focused on re-inventing classic New England dishes. Welcome, Jeremy, to your new culinary adventures at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern.

The Black Pearl, 32 Bath Road, Brunswick, 607-4282, has reopened with an entirely new format. They feature pub food, billiards and pool tables, and studio games. Open Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight.

Sande Updegraph lives in Brunswick and is a longtime food writer. She can be reached at [email protected].

Robinhood Free Meetinghouse in Georgetown.

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