Portland Harbor Hotel welcomes Eric Flynn and Tim Labonte

Portland Harbor Hotel welcomes Eric Flynn and Tim LabontePortland Harbor Hotel and Eve’s at the Garden
welcome Eric Flynn as Director of Food and Beverage
and announce the return of Executive Chef Tim Labonte

PORTLAND, Maine – Eve’s at the Garden in the Portland Harbor Hotel welcomes Eric Flynn as Director of Food and Beverage and announces the return of Executive Chef Tim Labonte, who will hold a newly created position as Regional Executive Chef for Hart Hotels.

Portland Harbor Hotel welcomes Eric Flynn and Tim Labonte Eric Flynn was most recently Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director at The Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, a position he held for just under five years. Prior to that he was the Executive Chef at Cafe Nuovo in Providence and held positions at the Mayacama Country Club and the Charlie Palmer Group’s Dry Creek Kitchen, both in California. He is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

Portland Harbor Hotel welcomes Eric Flynn and Tim LabonteChef Tim Labonte returns to Eve’s at the Garden after working as Executive Chef at Congress Squared Restaurant. Previously, Labonte was Executive Chef at the Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida. Labonte earned a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University in 1999 before beginning his career as a sous chef at the Key West Hilton Resort & Marina in Key West, Florida. In his new role with Hart Hotels Labonte will oversee food service at the Portland Harbor Hotel and the new Inn at Diamond Cove on Great Diamond Island.

Flynn and Labonte will work closely together, managing the hotels’ banquet menus for private events in addition to Eve’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

About Eve’s at the Garden:
Eve’s at the Garden is located inside the Portland Harbor Hotel and is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant also offers a Bar Bites menu and Happy Hour from 4-7 pm Monday through Friday. During the warmer months meals are served in the Hotel’s welcoming interior courtyard garden. Covered valet parking is offered year-round for the restaurant’s guests.

About the Portland Harbor Hotel:
Located at 468 Fore Street in the heart of Portland’s historic Old Port district, the Portland Harbor Hotel is known for its mix of old world charm, modern amenities, and top-notch service. It is the only AAA four-diamond property in Portland. The Hotel’s deluxe guest rooms and suites offer views of Portland or the hotel’s courtyard garden. The Hotel also offers four luxury suites, spa services and a top-of-the-line fitness facility.

On-site services and amenities include complimentary Lincoln Towncar service, valet parking, 24-hour room service, certified concierge services, nightly turndown service, meeting and banquet facilities, and wireless high speed Internet access throughout the Hotel. Contact the Portland Harbor Hotel by calling (207) 775-9090 or toll free, (888) 798-9090, or visit www.portlandharborhotel.com.

About Inn at Diamond Cove:
With its 44 deluxe guest rooms and suites, nearly all with balconies, the Inn provides an intimate island destination in the heart of Casco Bay. The property features a heated, in ground pool with cabana bar, access to a fitness room and activity center, and the option to reserve meeting space.

Great Diamond Island is easily accessible by ferry through Casco Bay Lines, or guests can make use of the private marina. More information can be found online at InnAtDiamondCove.com.