When Anthony Bourdain visited Maine on his show No Reservations Season 6 Episode 12 (originally aired April 12, 2010), he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on Anthony Bourdain Maine, all in a convenient list. These can be great places to take breaks at as you go through different Stephen King locations in Maine.
Js Oyster is well-known in Portland for its raw shellfish
and cold beer. It also serves other coastal classics, like steamer clams.
DISH – Maine Shrimp
WHAT IS IT?
Maine shrimp, also known as Northern shrimp, are small pink
shrimps typically found in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Northern
shrimp can also be found in the northern Pacific and Arctic oceans.
At Street & Co, Anthony Bourdain enjoyed fresh seafood
dishes, starting with Maine shrimp with olive oil and lime. He was also treated
to a dish of monk fish (including its liver), sautéed leeks and red pepper. His
meal was topped off with a cuttlefish dish that he really enjoyed.
DISH – Pork
WHAT IS IT?
In the culinary world, pork refers to the meat of domestic
pigs. Pork can be prepared in various ways. It can be cured, grilled, smoked,
fried, braised or stewed to name a few. There are also soups that feature pork.
In the US, smoked pork rib chops are quite popular.
Primo is an upscale restaurant set in a Victorian mansion in
Rockland, Maine. Most of the ingredients are raised or grown within the
premises and the rest are sourced locally. Here, Anthony Bourdain was treated
to a pork feast, starting with pea soup flecked with smoked ham hock and pig’s
ear salad. The starter was followed by a farmer’s salad with bacon and poached
egg. He also sampled homemade pork pâté, Mortadella, capicola, and Merguez sausage with bourbon mustard and cider mustard. He then
enjoyed pork rillettes with quail egg in cider mustard before moving on to foie gras and panettone (Italian Christmas bread). The meal culminated with
lightly smoked pork rib chop.
DISH – Seafood and Garlic
WHAT IS IT?
Garlic is typically used to bring additional flavor to
seafood. When one speaks of seafood and garlic, a simple yet delectable dish
comes to mind. In Maine, practically any seafood goes with garlic. Examples
include diver scallops and garlic, steamed mussels with garlic and tomato
sauce, and large portions of halibut cooked simply with garlic. Octopus can
also be cooked with lemon, garlic and butter.
WHERE IS IT?
Conte’s 1894 Restaurant 148 S Main St Rockland, ME
Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.
NOTES – Anthony Bourdain Maine
Conte’s was best known for its ramshackle setting in the
Rockland waterfront area before it transferred to its Main Street location in
2010. It permanently closed its doors in 2015. When Anthony Bourdain visited
its waterfront location, he made it a point to try the Maine lobster, however cliché
DISH – Barbecue Ribs – Anthony Bourdain Maine
WHAT IS IT?
Ribs are cut from the ribcage of domestic pigs, cattle, lamb
and other grazing animals. They are then prepared through grilling, smoking or
baking and served with barbecue sauce.
When Anthony Bourdain visited Spring Creek Bar-B-Q, it was
still a mom and pop barbecue shop operating out of two old railroad cars. It
was located in the middle of a snowmobile trail from Milo, Maine. Here, Tony
had his fill of barbecue prime rib and short ribs.
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