Mother’s Day Brunch at the Hartstone Inn

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
10:30am-1pm /  $25 per person

Starter:

Pound Cake and Lemon Mousse Trifle and Fresh Fruit

Choice of Entree:

Maine Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with an Arugula Salad and Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Rosemary-Grilled Potatoes

Cast Iron Baked Blueberry-Raspberry Pancakes with Whipped Cream, Powdered Sugar and Seared Ham

Dessert:

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Homemade Coffee Ice Creamand Toasted Hazelnuts

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée with a Shortbread Cookie

Call 207-236-4259 to reserve your table.

Trifle

Hartstone Inn “Tee Time” Golf Package

Hole…in…one!  Spring is here and summer is fast approaching.  That mGoose River Golf Courseeans outdoor sports, like golf!

Enjoy 18 holes with our “Tee Time” Golf Package at the Goose River Golf Course.  Scenic and challenging, Goose River Golf Course is one of Mid-coast Maine’s hidden gems. Several holes offer spectacular views of Mount Battie and Ragged Mountain. A rolling landscape that traverses varying terrain along the meandering Goose River offers plenty of challenges for players of all abilities. A different set of tees uniquely positioned on each of the nine greens adds variety to your golf round. The extremely well maintained greens are small, fast and slightly elevated with many subtle breaks. One hundred year old pine trees set in a countryside setting with occasional glimpses of the wildlife and waterfowl inhabiting the pine groves and wetlands compliment your golfing experience.

Return from your day and enjoy dinner for two in our restaurant, featuring our five course Chef’s Tasting Menu.

“Tee Time” Golf PackageGoose River Golf Course

Available: May through October – Click here to check room availability

Package details:   Our “Tee Time” Golf Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and dinner for two, featuring our Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu. In addition, enjoy 18 holes of golf and a gas powered, cart rental for one at the beautiful Goose River Golf Club.

3 Camden harbor cruises to enjoy

Camden Harbor Cruises

Photo Credit: PopTech / Camden, Maine / Flickr

There are so many great ways to explore the “prettiest spot in Maine,” one of them being aboard a boat. Several companies in town offer wonderful Camden harbor cruises, allowing you to sit back and relax as you cruise the waterways with views of lighthouses, mansions nestled in the rocky coastline, wildlife and more.

3 Camden harbor cruises to enjoy

Schooner Surprise

The Schooner Surprise has been offering day sails and charters for 28 years. Climb aboard the completely restored, historic 57-foot vessel for a 2-hour cruise during which you’ll enjoy a view from the sea to the mountains. What will you see? The wind will decide whether you sail towards Isleboro Island or down the coast to Rockland. Either way, you’ll view summer estates perched on the coast, lighthouses, look for seals and other wildlife, and more.

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Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies at the Camden Opera House

Saturday,  April 18, 2015 at 7pmLynn Davies
Camden Opera House

A Parent’s Choice Award Winner, Master Illusionist, Lyn Dillies brings the world of magic to our town. Lyn has rave reviews wherever she stages her shows of mystery, magic and illusion.Lyn has been deemed America’s Premier Female Illusionist by the Society of American Magicians, and is a pioneer in her field. With her stunning array of astounding illusions, Lyn’s talent ignites each show with energy and excitement. She has developed the perfectly balanced touring illusion show that has all the Las Vegas glitz while being family friendly.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.camdenoperahouse.com.

Pairings 101- Italia at Cellardoor Winery

Saturday, April 11, from 2-4PMitalia
The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Pull a seat up to the table! Cellardoor Winery is about to embark on a culinary tour of Italy’s richly diverse culinary regions, all worthy of your palate’s exploration. Indulge yourself in the Italian lifestyle as they discover their passion for food and wine.  The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.  $40 per person

For more information, visit www.mainewine.com.

Seth Glier and the Jason Spooner Band at the Strand Theatre

April 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
spoonerRockland Strand Theatre

Singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist SETH GLIER is a seasoned troubadour known for hispassionate live sets of Americana, folk, blues, pop and soul. Averaging over 250+ live performances annually he has played major folk festivals and shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams. The young songwriter has scored a Grammy nomination by weaving tales of love, pain and self-realization wrapped in sweeping melodies and striking vocals. Northern New England’s JASON SPOONER BAND includes singer/songwriter Jason Spooner, with his heavy roots, folk & blues influences; classically-trained bassist Adam Frederick’s jazz foundations; and rock-solid drummer Reed Chambers, who adds deep-seated roots in funk, soul & reggae. The award-winning folk festival veterans have a unique blend of roots, folk and blues, focused around Jason’s rhythmic flat-picking style and image-rich song-writing, and the band’s air-tight foundation.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rocklandstrand.com.

Easter Brunch Sunday, April 5th 2015

Hartstone Inn Easter Brunch

Starter:

Bananas Foster Crepe with a Rum Whipped Cream

Choice of Entree:

Maine Crab, Tomato and Scallion Quiche
with Herb-Grilled Potatoes

Prosciutto Eggs Benedict with a Pesto Hollandaise.
Baby Greens with a Champagne Vinaigrette

Cast Iron Baked Strawberry-Vanilla Pancake
with Whipped Cream, Powdered Sugar and Bacon

Dessert:

Blueberry Crème Brûlée with an Almond Lace Cookie

Trifle of Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch Pudding and Salted Caramel

$25 per person
Seating times beginning at 10:30am.
Call 207-236-4259 to place your reservation.

The Camden Opera House schedule this winter

Camden Opera House Schedule

Photo Credit: Leapologist/Camden Opera House/Flickr

There is no shortage of things to do in Camden, whether you’re interested in catching a classic film, enjoying live music or immersing yourself in an opera. The Camden Opera House is a wonderful venue just down the street from Hartstone Inn that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Peruse the Camden Opera House schedule below to see what events are on the calendar during your stay.

The Camden Opera House Schedule

Feb. 25, 2015, 3 p.m. – Folk singer Greg Brown

Feb. 28, 2015, 3 p.m. – Original Annie (film)

March 1, 2015 – Benvenuto Cellini – English National Opera

March 21, 2015, 3 p.m. – Mary Poppins (film)

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Maine Restaurant Week – March 1-14, 2015

1505519_10151809826346755_817547889_nRestaurant Week  is a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants. During restaurant week, restaurants offer specially priced three-course meals. Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers. During restaurant weeks, they go above and beyond. The first restaurant week concept originated in New York City in the early nineties and caught on in Maine in 2009.
At the Hartstone Inn, we offer a special three course menu for $35 during Maine Restaurant Week.

Maine Restaurant Week March 1-14, 2015
Three course menu / $35

Appetizers

  • SOUP – Green pea with smoked ham hock & soft herbed marscapone
  • SALMON – Beetroot and vodka salmon gravlax, whole grain mustard potato salad, watercress, crisp focaccia
  • DUCK – Confit duck & caramelized onion tartlet, shaved peccarino, aged balsamic & port reduction, chive creme fraiche

Entrees

  • CHICKEN – Roasted breast glazed with lemon & thyme, butternut squash purée, roasted fingerling potato, savoy cabbage, chicken jus
  • SEA BASS – Lobster risotto with spring onion & chive, wilted kale
  • BEEF – Slow cooked with Maine made root beer, horseradish creamed potato, heritage carrots, wild mushroom ragout

Desserts

  • SOUFFLE – Kahula coffee flavored, Maine sea salt caramel creme anglaise
  • CREME BRULEE – White chocolate & raspberry, home baked shortbread
  • LEMON TART – Toasted Italian meringue, vanilla ice cream

    Seatings begin at 5:30pm each night.  Call us at 207-236-4259 to reserve your table.

Witness the U.S. National Toboggan Championships

Photo Credit: Erik Hansen/US National Toboggan Championship/Flickr

Photo Credit: Erik Hansen/US National Toboggan Championship/Flickr

More than 400 teams will participate in the 25th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl Feb. 6-8, 2015. This fun-loving, yet very competitive event promises thrilling races down a 400-foot chute, comical costumes and loads of entertainment for participants and spectators alike.

What you can expect to see

There are race divisions for two-, three- and four-person “traditional” toboggan teams. These teams will race toboggans that meet strict standards outlined below. Just for fun, there is an experimental division, in which teams race toboggans that have been built with materials and design elements that do not meet traditional standards, but they sure look cool.

Team names range from “Chute I’m out of Beer” and “Two Wingnuts” to “Luge Mistake” and “Four Flakes,” proving the team names are as handcrafted as the toboggans. Team members often wear costumes to go along with their team name.

Opening day, Friday, Feb. 6, teams register and have their toboggans inspected between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The 400-foot toboggan chute is open to teams and, conditions permitting, the public ($5 per person) until 3 p.m. The first official toboggan runs begin at 4 p.m. for two- and three-person teams.

Also on Friday, the third annual Down the Chute Beer and Wine Tasting will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sample beverages from 14 Maine brewers and wineries, cast your vote for your favorite, and take home a souvenir drinking glass. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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