February 2, 2010
The Lobster Barn, York, Maine
Today I'm going to finally share with you the restaurant we ate at when we did our Maine day trip in October. You probably thought I had forgotten all about that didn't you? ;oP I'll hopefully have some new recipes for you soon. I'm kind of in a cooking repeat stuff mode right now and haven't really done anything new. Soon though!
For now though, let's talk some lobster!
When you think of Maine you often think of lobsters! Kind of like you think of crabs and/or oysters if you think of Maryland. And one of the signature dishes that comes to mind when Maine enters your thoughts are lobster rolls, so I knew I wanted to try an authentic Maine lobster roll!
When we ventured in to Maine I wanted to go see the Cape Neddick Lighthouse. I had done a painting of the lighthouse years ago (A very bad painting at that!) and I wanted to see it in person. In case you didn't know I have a thing for lighthouses. My favorite being a tie between the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Currituck Lighthouse both located out on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Normally if there is a lighthouse to be seen I'll find it. I even plan to see a few when I finally make it to Ireland, but that is neither here nor there for the moment.
Back to the story at hand....
So the first place we headed in Maine was to the lighthouse. It's gorgeous! The coast line around it is beautiful too, so rocky and rustic! Alexis and I spent about a half hour just standing next to the ocean, taking in the view. It was heavenly! My first glimpse of ocean in over 2 years. That's way too long between ocean views!
After we finished up at the lighthouse we headed back toward New Hampshire, but before we left Maine I wanted to eat lunch. We came across The Lobster Barn and we were set!
The food was fabulous! Jamison's order came with a cup of clam chowder, and of course that isn't anything he would ever eat so I got to enjoy that too! It was delicious! Rich and creamy and the clams were just right.
For the main course I obviously got the lobster roll and it was great too! Their homecut fries were also fabulous and if I'm not mistaken there was a hint of dill in their coleslaw, which was unexpected, but I found that I really liked the overall flavor!
The staff was really great and our waitress was just fabulous! We ended up having a conversation about foods indicative of our states, or in other words lobster rolls and crab cakes! It was a very nice lunch and when we go back to Maine (And believe me I plan on going back!) I definitely will stop in at The Lobster Barn again!
Posted by Dianne at February 2, 2010 1:13 PM
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Oh! I LOVE Maine! Jeremy has never been - I really need to work on that. He's also only ever had lobster once and it was in the Adironacks (not the same thing at all!). :)
Posted by: Allie at February 3, 2010 10:39 AM
We were there maybe 3 hours, but I fell in love! I would love to live on the coast of Maine. Maybe when I win the lottery? ;oP
Posted by: Dianne at February 3, 2010 10:47 AM
I love Maine... and that lobster rolls looked so yummy!
Posted by: Jo at February 3, 2010 10:56 AM
It was really fabulous! That was my first lobster roll, but it definitely won't be my last! :o)
Posted by: Dianne at February 3, 2010 11:01 AM