Friday, June 3, 2011

The Art Of Fine Dining, Part II

Dinner on Wednesday night was at the Van Der Kaay's in Kennebunk. 
One of the stately old homes along Summer Street as you head down to the "Port" Mary Jo and Erik have done a marvelous job in not only preserving it's past but in adding their own modern touches.
Dinner was provided by Chef Steven True and his crew 
from the Nonantum Resort, in Kennebunkport.

Erica Archer from Wine Wise selected the wines for the evening. Erica is a Certified Wine Expert who creates fun & memorable public and private events geared towards building your knowledge of and taste for fine wines.

The artist for this dinner was David Graeme Baker, from Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland.

1st / Tomato Pomodoro
Roma Tomato, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato Confit & Crispy Basil
Carmel Road Monterey County Pinot Gris 2009

2nd / Lighthouse Salad
greens, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Walnut & Frizzled Onions
Mantanzas Creek Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2008

3rd / Whole Fish Seafood Feast
Stuffed with Thyme, Lemon, Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster and Mussels. Served over Saffron Rice
Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2009

These are my only two scheduled events from the Kennebunkport Festival, which runs thru Sunday, but I may try to squeeze in one more this weekend.  Proceeds from the festival go to Share Our Strength Maine which funds programs to alleviate hunger in kids. Just a reminder, Share Our Strenght's / Taste of The Nation event in Portland is coming on June 26th. Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance on their website. A good idea as it sells out every year.

This year's Kennebunkport Festival is Produced & Promoted by Maine Magazine in cooperation with the Kennebunkport Festival Committee.

A larger group of photos of this event is posted on flickr.

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