Friday, September 26, 2008

Portland, Maine Take 3: The Fabulous Pizza at Flatbread

We love a good pie. And at Flatbread they do things right, organic ingredients, a hand-made wood burning oven, fresh local greens and beer. I could go for a slice right now!

We ordered a mushroom and house-made no nitrate pepperoni.

Bresca in Portland

 Last week's trip we discovered a tiny gem of a restaurant called Bresca, which means honeycomb in Catalan. It was recommended to us by the owners of Rabelais--a lovely little cookbook store chock full of foodie favorites old and new. There were some luscious highlights. 

Butcherblock topped tables

A dish of local ricotta, polenta, local shrooms, lardo...

Raspberry Financier

Coconut Tapioca, Caramelized Figs

Panna Cotta, Passion Fruit Broth

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

About Portland...Maine that is.

We were just in Portland last week for a few days. If your looking for a culinary getaway, this city is the spot. One of our favorite places to eat is Street & Co. It's a seafood only restaurant with warm ambience and really good rustic fare. We always sit at the bar for some perfect local oysters. This time we also ate a little salami, excellent linguine with clams and Panna Cotta for dessert. Delicious.