Hartstone Inn Receives Award of Excellence

We are very proud to have been awarded an Achievement of Excellence Award by the American Culinary Federation. The fine dining category includes nine prestigious restaurants from across the country including: Charlie Trotter’s (Chicago), The French Laundry (Yountville, Calif.) and The Inn at Little Washington (Washington, Va.). Following is a portion of the press release: ACF Announces 2009 …
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Thai Specialties Dinner

Mary Jo and I just returned from a three week trip to Thailand and we thought we would share some of the photographs, recipes and cuisine we experienced.  Above are some photos I took on the trip. We will be featuring a menu from Thailand (see below) on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21, …
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Spring Food & Beer Pairing

Join us on Friday, April 10, 2009 for our Spring Food and Beer Pairing Event. We have crafted a dinner menu and matched it with some fascinating beers to create a feast for your senses. The dinner menu consists of five courses with separate beer pairings for three of the dishes. Dinner is $55 per person. Menu: …
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Maine Maple Sunday

Today is Maine Maple Sunday and Maine sugar shacks are bustling with activity, many open for visitsors, some offering food and others featuring entertainment. To celebrate that all so spectacular tree (and it’s bounty) we are featuring a Maple menu at the Inn.   Maine Maple Sunday Dinner Menu Maple Seared Duck Breast with Peppered …
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Easter at the Hartstone Inn

Join us on Easter, Sunday, April 12th for our Easter Brunch at 11:00 am or for our Easter Dinner at 5:00 pm. Chef Michael has created some holiday menus and will be displaying some of his antique Easter chocolate molds, complete with chocolate eggs and bunnies.  Easter Brunch Menu  Mango and Passion Fruit Smoothie —-  Baked Bosc Pear with …
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Atlantic Salmon Cake with a Mint and Sweet Pea Cream

 2 Tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 shallot, minced 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup, plus 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and soft 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup shelled fresh peas (or frozen) 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint leaves Kosher salt and ground white and …
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Final Vegetable Harvest of 2008

After weeks of cold weather, snow and ice, the ground has thawed enough for me to get my final harvest of carrots out of my raised bed garden. If you recall from my May 12, 2008 blog article titled “New Herb & Vegetable Garden Beds” I planted the carrot seeds on April 15th, harvesting most …
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Portabella Mushroom Soup with a Dry Sherry Cream

This recipe is from my second cookbook “In the Kitchen with Michael Salmon” and serves 6. 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 pound portabella mushrooms, sliced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup dry sherry 1/2 cup dry white wine 3 1/2 cups chicken stock 1 small bay leaf Kosher salt …
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Zeph wins first runner up award in Maine Lobster Cook Off

Congratulations Zeph!!! Yesterday at the Blaine House (the official residence of the Governor of Maine), the Hartstone Inn’s Sous Chef, Zeph Belanger, was named first runner up in a state-wide Maine lobster cooking competition. Here he is pictured (holding his award) with Maine’s First Lady Karen Baldacci. The annual competition for “Maine’s Chef of the …
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Christmas Dinner Menu – Reserve Now

We’re gearing up for the holidays. Come and savor the season with us and let our holiday decor put you in a festive mood. Our two-night gourmet getaway packages are available from $280-$440 (based on your room selection). If you’re feeling like a little extra pampering, we would be happy to schedule a spa treatment …
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