Complimentary Pairings at Cellardoor Winery

Visit Cellardoor Winery on several upcoming Sunday’s and enjoy complimentary food and wine pairings!   Their 200-year-old barn in Lincolnville will feature their award wining wine along with food bites from local purveyors.  While you’re there, browse their gift shop and enjoy the breathtaking views of their vineyard!

2017 Complimentary Pairings Schedule:

September 17 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm  * Complimentary Pairings: Eat more Cheese
September 24 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Maine Water Buffalo Co
October 1 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm  * Complimentary Pairings: Black Dinah Chocolatiers
October 8 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Ducktrap River Farm
October 15 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Maine Street Meats
October 22 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm * Complimentary Pairings: Morses Sauerkraut & European Deli

Reservations are not required for tastings, but they are recommended for groups of 6 or more guests. Call (207) 763-4478 to request a reservation.

Maine Lobster Festival is Not to be Missed!

How many pounds of lobster do you think are eaten each year at the Rockland Lobster Festival? While you ponder that a moment, we’ll go ahead and tell you that in addition to delicious food, the annual Rockland Lobster Festival is a great place to enjoy a parade, live music, arts and craft vendors, a marine tent and much more. This five-day festival, held at Rockland Harbor Park on the city’s waterfront, draws tens of thousands of folks who share a deep love for lobster, as well as Maine.

And now the answer you’ve been waiting for! If you guessed that 20,000 pounds of lobster are consumed during the annual Rockland Lobster Festival, then you would be correct! Lobster is served a variety of mouth-watering ways during the festival. Don’t miss tasting the famous Maine Lobster Roll!

Rockland Lobster Festival Schedule of Events

The schedule of events is always packed with a range of live music and demonstrations. Here’s a sampling of what you can experience at the upcoming festival.

  • Enjoy watching  – or maybe even participate in – the Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest where top “chefs” compete for $525 in prize money, as well as some serious bragging rights.
  • If you enjoy beer or wine, be sure to visit the Steins & Vines Tasting Event, where you can sample local beers and wines made in Maine. There is an additional fee for this tasting event. This year’s participants include Rock Harbor, Sebago Brewing, Allaghash, Peak Organic Brewing, Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery and many more.
  • Additional entertainment includes live bands, storytellers, the coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess and more.
  • There is also plenty of fun for the kids. Just look for the Children’s Tent, where various activities will take place including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, crafts and much more!

For more information on the festival’s events, please visit the website.

Where to buy tickets

The 2017 festival will be held August 2-6. Tickets can be purchased at the festival gates. On opening day, Wednesday, tickets are just $1 for adults and free for children between the ages of 6-12. The festival opens at 12 and closes at 10 p.m. on opening day. Admission for Thursday through Saturday is $8 for adults.  Sunday is “Family Fun Day” and admission is free for all ages!

Getting to Rockland from Camden

Rockland is just about a 20-minute drive from Camden via U.S. 1. Enjoy the ride along the scenic highway, park for free at Oceanside East High School and take a free shuttle bus to the festival. The shuttles run every 30 minutes.

Craft Breweries in Mid-Coast Maine

The Mid-coast Maine region is home to some of the best breweries in Maine — a state well-known for delicious craft ales and lagers.  Whether you’re just visiting or you’ve been here a while, a day spent sampling suds from these local breweries is never a mistake.  Listed below are three located in a close proximity to Camden! (Please drink responsibly.)

 

ROCK HARBOR PUB AND BREWERY

Owner/Operator Dan Pease seized an opportunity to bring great pub fare and craft beer to this ever-growing food-centered city of Rockland.  Two years later in 2011, Rock Harbor Brewing Company was born.  With the brewery up and running for more than six years now, Rock Harbor has between 5 and 10 of their own beers on tap at all times.  Rock Harbor has become a must-see when you visit Rockland.  Dan brews beer almost daily to keep up with the local demand.  Stop in for a burger, a beer flight, a pint, or a brewery tour.  (We hear that the fried pickles are worth trying as well!)

MARSHALL WHARF BREWING COMPANY

Located on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Belfast, Marshall Wharf offers 17 draft lines dedicated to their own beers.  The brewery store and tasting room is currently open every day except Monday and they sell fill and sell growlers to go.  Three Tides, located right next door is owned by the same Belfast couple also offers Marshall Wharf beer and has a tasty tapas menu. 

 

LIBERTY CRAFT BREWING

Offering small batch micro brews made using a unique wood fired system, Liberty Brewing offers a rotation of 24 premium beers.  Located in Liberty and overlooking the Camden Hills, this small town brewery offers 6 of their beers on draft at a time along with burgers, brats and panini.s.   On Saturday’s in season, they offer wood fired pizza and live music.

 

Also…The Maine Beer Trail: Visit breweries, get rewarded.  Established in 2009, the Maine Beer Trail spotlights the high quality and creative diversity of fresh, hand-crafted, Maine-made beer. The purpose of the Trail is to give visitors a unique way to enjoy the vibrant micro and craft brewing industry found throughout the state. The Maine Beer Trail is an easy to follow brochure that can be used throughout the state to find nearby pubs and breweries. When we launched in 2009, there were about 25 breweries on the trail. Today there are more than 80 breweries that welcome visitors all around the state. Hit the Maine Beer Trail and get rewarded!

 

50% Off May 2017 Provence Trip!

 

Feeling Spontaneous?  

There’s still time to join the Foodie Adventure fun this spring! 

As a last minute special we are offering 50% off the MAY, 2017 Provence trip!

Email for details: camden.hartstone@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

$5 Cocktails & New Small Plates Menu!

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Joins us everyday from 5-6:30pm for our HAPPY HOUR!
All of our house specialty cocktails are just $5 and every drink you order is served with a complimentary hors d’ oeuvre! 
Sit on the by the fire in our parlor room or enjoy the fire pit on our patio!

Hungry? Order off our new small plates menu.  Each item pairs nicely with a cocktail.  We have a full bar – beer and wine too!
Join us!  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED!

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HARTSTONE SPECIALTLY COCKTAILS
$5 each

CRANBERRY-LIMONCELLO MARTINI
citrus vodka, cranberry puree, fresh lemon juice

PUMPKIN SPICED MARTINI
pumpkin spiced liquor, vanilla vodka, Irish cream

KENTUCKY MULE
bourbon, ginger beer,

MOSCOW MUL
vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime juice

GREEN APPLE MARTINI
vanilla vodka, green apple schnapps, fresh lime juice

ROSEMARY LEMON DROP
citrus vodka, rosemary syrup, fresh lemon juice

BASIL MARTINI
vodka infused with fresh basil

RASPBERRY MOJITO
light rum, fresh mint, fresh raspberries

COCONUT MANGO MOJITO
coconut rum, fresh miny, mango puree

PEACH MARTINI
peach vodka, peach syrup, fresh lemon juice

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SMALL PLATES MENU

Bowl of Crispy Spiced Chickpeas  $5
(perfect for snacking!)

Mini Maine Lobster Rolls on Brioche  $12

Deviled Eggs with Bacon or Caviar  $6.50

Warm Ricotta with Fresh Thyme & Olive Oil  $9
Served in a skillet with grilled bread

Cup of the Soup du Jour $8
(This week – lobster chowder or  portabella mushroom soup)

Greetings from Tuscany!

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Follow our foodie adventures on our new Foodie Facebook page.

Michael and I are cooking and playing in Italy this week and our travelers are CELEBRATING!  Anniversaries, birthdays and an empty nesters. 
 

 A FOODIE ADVENTURE is a one of a kind vacation sure to make your celebration extra special. Choose from 5 destinations and unique itineraries that will introduce you to our favorite local family producers and the historic highlights of each region.  Italian Winemakers, Sicilian UNESCO sites, Provenćal Hill Towns and markets, Loire Valley Chocolatier, Mushroom Caves and Castles…just to name a few.  We will greet you at the airport and your adventure begins immediately. Each evening Chef Michael will guide you thru the menu and assign tasks at every skill level.  You’ll have the opportunity to cook with the freshest local ingredients… imagine transforming porcini mushrooms into ravioli, a rich veal stock into crystal clear consume and the freshest seafood into Paella.  Now imagine the terrific meal that follows each evenings class.

Full Itineraries and the upcoming trips are available to preview at www.chefmichaelsalmon.com  Come Join The Fun!  Facebook foodie page

 

Appleton Cheese Trail – Foodie Fun!

Appleton Creamery and ME Water Buffalo Co., two local creameries will be offering their cheeses for sale and farm visits every Saturday through the month of October (fall weather permitting).  You can pick up the Appleton Cheese Trail rack card from their booths at many Midcoast Maine farmers’ markets and local info kiosks.  On it you will find a map showing each farm along with other agricultural attractions in the Appleton area and details about open hours and such. Download Appleton-Cheese-Trail Map pdf. Find Appleton Cheese Trail on FacebookAppleton-Cheese-Trail-Details

 

APPLETON CREAMERY
780 Gurneytown Road
Appleton Maine
Saturdays 11am to 5pm
other times by appointment
207 785-4431 please leave message
info(at@appletoncreamery.com

Farm Stand open for cheese and farm
products. Guided cheese tastings $5 per person, accompanied children free. Relax and watch the goats from our
observation deck.. 
appletoncreamery.com

 

ME WATER BUFFALO CO
232 Old County Road
Appleton Maine
Saturdays 10am to 2pm
Hay Rides at 1pm
207 785-6493
mewaterbuffaloco(at)gmail(dot)com

Farm stand open for water buffalo cheeses, yogurt, gelato, meat and other farm
products. Visit with the water buffalo.
mewaterbuffaloco.com


APPLETON AREA AGRICULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

Deer Foot Farm – 1221 Union Road, Appleton
Savage Oakes Wineyard –  174 Barret Hill Road,  (off Rt 17) Union
Sweetgrass Farm – 347 Carroll Road, Union
Glendarragh Lavender – Rt 131, Appleton Village & Camden

 

 

Maine Restaurant Week Package

Available: March 1 – 12, 2016 – Click here to check room availability.

Restaurant Week is a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants. During this week, area restaurants near and far offer specially priced three course meals.  Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers.  During restaurant week, they go above and beyond! The first restaurant week concept originated
in New York City in the early 1900’s and caught on in Maine in 2009. 

Package includes a one night stay, sumptuous breakfasts in the morning and dinner for two, featuring our Maine Restaurant Week Menu. ($175 – $250 based on room selection) View our three course Maine Restaurant Week menu here.

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Maine Restaurant Week March 1 – 12, 2016

THREE COURSES / $35

APPETIZERS

  • POTATO AND LEEK SOUP – white truffle oil
  • SEARED SCALLOPS – warm radicchio, house-made pancetta
  • PAPARDELLE – braised lamb ragu, whipped ricotta

ENTREES

  • HERB CRUSTED SOLE PROVENCAL – jasmine rice, haircot verts
  • BEEF TENDERLOIN – thyme butter, sherried mushrooms, smashed potatoes, asparagus
  • CHICKEN BREAST – spinach and brie stuffed, plum tomato orzo, grilled zucchini

DESSERTS

  • GRAND MARNIER SOUFFLE – orange crème anglaise
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE TART – homemade vanilla ice cream, salted caramel
  • GLAZED MEYER LEMON POUND CAKE – whipped cream, fresh raspberries

 

“Sweetheart” Valentine’s Day Getaway Package

Hartstone Inn Valentine's Day

 

Surprise your Valentine anytime during the month of February!  Your romantic, two night getaway will start off with a romantic bottle of bubbly and our decadent homemade chocolates.  Our award winning dining room will spoil you with memorable multi-course breakfasts each morning and our five course Chef’s Tasting dinner menu for two one evening.  There are so many options for your day of fun – skiing, wine tasting, tobogganing or massages!
Or, just relax and enjoy each others company by a warm fire.  Either way, love will definitely be in the air!

 

VIEW RATES FOR OUR SWEETHEART VALENTINES DAY PACKAGE HERE

VIEW OUR CURRENT DINNER MENUS HERE

 

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Ring in the New Year with our Special Nine-Course Dinner!

Celebrate the New Year with Us and Treat your Taste Buds to our Special Nine-Course Dinner!

We have a very limited amount of rooms remaining so book todayNYE 2

New Year’s Eve Menu 2015 – 7 p.m. – $105 per person 

  • Smoked Salmon and Caviar Rose
  • Scallop and Purple Potato Timbale with wilted Spinach
  • Hudson Valley Duck Liver Mousse Pâté – Cranberry Cumberland Sauce
  • Maine Lobster Consomme
  • Champagne and Key Lime Sorbet
  • Beef Short Rib Cannelloni with a Port Wine Reduction
  • Cashew Crusted Lamb Chops with White and Black Truffle Smashed Potatoes
  • White Chocolate and Ganache Tart with Raspberries
  • Hartstone Chocolates