Restaurants from Kittery to Bangor participate in Maine Restaurant Week 2011
PORTLAND, Maine. — Portland may be one of America’s foodiest small towns, but the participant list for March 2011’s Maine Restaurant Week proves that Maine as a whole must be one of America’s foodiest small states. Participating restaurants are spread along Maine’s southern beaches and Mid-Coast, the Greater Portland and Bangor areas, as well as in Central Maine. With such a geographically disparate list of participants, Maine Restaurant Week creates destinations across the state for both Mainers and folks from away.
Offering special prix-fixe three course menus at exclusive price points of $20, $30, or $40, diners across the state are tempted by creativity, affordability, and culinary adventure from Route 1 to Route 202 and everywhere in between.
Along the southern coastline, participating restaurants can be found in Kennebunk, Kittery, Kennebunkport, Eliot, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach. In the Greater Portland area, participants are located in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland, Falmouth, Westbrook, and Yarmouth. Central Maine boasts participants in Lewiston, Auburn, and Hallowell. Mid-Coast destinations are scattered throughout Bath, Brunswick, Camden, Rockland, Searsport, Topsham, and Wiscasset. Newport, Hampden, and Bangor create the northern-most cluster of cities with participating restaurants.
For those in Mid-Coast Maine, the Maine Restaurant Week website features a special section highlighting participants in the Camden-Rockland region. This region of the state boasts some of the most highly-regarded restaurants and chefs Maine has to offer; chefs from the Hartstone Inn and Natalie’s recently traveled to New York City to present their creations to members of the James Beard Foundation. For those traveling, there are numerous lodging suggestions and deals for the Greater Portland and Mid-Coast regions.
A complete list of participating restaurants along with their location is available on the Maine Restaurant Week website, www.mainerestaurantweek.com.
About Maine Restaurant Week:
Founded in 2009, this is the third year for this statewide event. Participating restaurants offer specially priced menus from March 1-12. For restaurant names, menus and special event information, visit www.mainerestaurantweek.com.
Sponsors of Maine Restaurant Week include: Down East Magazine, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Constellation Wines (Robert Mondavi, Estancia, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Ravenswood), American Express, Maine Office of Tourism, MPBN, Shipyard Brewing Company, Citadel Broadcasting (WHOM, WBLM, WCYY, WJBQ), Oakhurst, and Native Maine Produce.