Taste of Maine Culinary Tour at Inn By The Sea This Spring

Captivating cuisine and two luxurious nights at Maine’s’ premier beach destination

Taste of Maine Culinary Tour at Inn By The Sea This SpringPortland’s small port city is known for unique boutiques, cobble stone streets and a charming historic vibe- but Portland has also been selected as USA’s foodiest small town by Bon Appétit. Portland boosts fresh seafood, lobster, artisanal cheeses and handcrafted beer, fabulous restaurants and award winning chefs.

Guests at the luxurious Inn by the Sea can get a taste of it all with a 2 ½ hour jaunt or trolley tour through the working waterfront with Portland Foodie Tours. They visit the city’s best purveyors; learn the city’s history and enjoy local tastings as they weave through the scenic Old Port.

Return to stylish Inn by the Sea for captivating cuisine in ocean view Sea Glass Restaurant prepared by Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich. The chef pairs local fare from the nearby farms and the sea to create his fresh seasonal menus, and pairs it with a bottle of Maine wine. Chef Kaldrovich enjoys coaxing local flavors into full bloom with just a touch of embellishment, always keeping it light.

Sea Glass menus feature deceptively simple but surprisingly luxuriant seafood dishes, combining Kaldrovich’s international sensibility with locally sourced ingredients. Venerable coastal favorites take on the chef’s global culinary expressions in dishes like sumptuous, pan seared scallops served with parsnip puree, airy gaufrettes and beurre monte. His signature Gulf of Maine Seafood & Lobster Paella draws on the his memories of cooking with his grandmother in Argentina, adding a unique infusion of flavor to a traditional seacoast favorite. Fresh local mussels, Maine lobster, clams, calamari with cured Chorizo and fresh peas are couched in a bed of saffron rice for a pleasing interplay of texture and taste.

Taste of Maine Culinary Tour at Inn By The Sea This SpringInn by the Sea is located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach, just 7 miles from Portland. The 61 room Inn is a luxurious and modern take on traditional shingled coastal resorts with full service SPA and a private boardwalk to a mile of sand beach. The Inn was selected by Conde Nast Traveler for their 2014 Gold List.

The Taste of Maine package at Inn by the Sea includes:

  • 2 nights in a luxury accommodation at Inn by the Sea
  • Welcome amenity of “Cape Whoopie” pies
  • Guided Culinary Walking or Trolley Tour with Portland Foodie Tours
  • Three course, Seasonal Tasting menu in Sea Glass , bottle of Maine wine

Available March 15 through October 2014
Starting at: $629. (Package rates vary seasonally)

About Inn by the Sea
With a luxurious, contemporary take on traditional shingled coastal charm, Inn by the Sea offers guests a quintessential Maine experience from the sand beach to farm to fork and trawl to table ocean view dining, to the full service SPA with sea inspired treatments Located on Crescent Beach, the 61 room Inn offers stylish one and two bedroom suites, and fireplace rooms. Selected for Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List, the Inn is Maine DEP Environmental Leader and LEED  Silver certified, a Preferred Boutique and Virtuoso property. Children & dogs welcomed. 1½ hrs. to Boston by car, 15 mins. to Portland’s airport. For more information please visit www.innbythesea.com and find them on Facebook.