Thursday, April 7, 2016

My idea of fine dining in Midcoast Maine

Muscongus Bay Lobster Pound

This past fall I spent time with a guest prior to arrival addressing his questions about "fine dining" in the area.  Our guest was planning this trip for five couples traveling together.  I booked reservations at a few great area restaurants and then I recommended a visit to a lobster pound.  I said that in my opinion dining at a lobster pound is what I call "fine dining" along the midcoast.  It was early October so I suggested mid afternoon.  There are a number of really great lobster pounds nearby:   Waterman's Beach LobsterMillers LobsterMcLoons Lobster poundMuscongus Bay Lobster PoundShaws Lobster Pound.  After some discussions, I suggested McLoons Lobster Pound as it was near by.  We provided the group with a small cooler bag for their wine, that included a tablecloth, glasses, silverware and bottle opener.  McLoons graciously set aside a table since they were a large party.  They had a wonderful time, lobster right out of the bay, ocean views and sunset. They agreed with me that a visit to Maine should definitely include a trip for "fine dining" at a lobster pound.