“How Sweet it Is” dessert competition kicks off Maine Restaurant Week


 

Maine Restaurant Week runs March 1-12 with a kickoff event February 28th.

My sweet tooth and I are thrilled to be one of the five judges for the new dessert competition this year.

Come join us for this fabulous foodie event!

 

A Dining Event at 98 Provence in Ogunquit, Maine


My friend Sarah (@beachmereinn on Twitter) and I went to 98 Provence tonight for a girls night out dinner. I’ll start by saying I wish I had my camera. And by the way, their website does not do the ambiance justice.

We started with Cosmos (where they serve you the extra in a small glass flask sitting on ice) and French Bread. I started with an  appetizer of Seared Foie Gras, Baked Leek Brioche and Quince Marmalade and Sarah had the Mussels with Goat Cheese, Swiss Chard and Roasted Garlic. The Foie Gras was among the best I’ve ever had, probably the best. The Riesling we had went perfectly with the dishes as well.

For entrees I had the Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Braised Arugula, Olives and Almonds (Marcona) and Sarah had the Roast Moulard Duck which offered sliced duck breast as well as a duck leg confit. Thinly sliced grilled wild mushrooms adorned both dishes. Both were amazing, not a drop remained on our plates.

Dessert? “You had me at fig” I told our server – we had Chocolate Mousse with Fig Tuiles

Everything offered a perfect balance of sweet, savory and brightness. Kudos to Chef Pierre, Johanne and Lisa. Not to mention our fabulous server Johanna!

Photos courtesy of 98 Provence on Facebook