Sunday, March 31, 2013

Maine Restaurant Week

Every year Kevin and I try to go to about 3 restaurants for Maine Restaurant Week.  We try to mix up places we’ve been with places we haven’t.  For 10 days, participating restaurants offer specially priced 3 course meals.  Some of the restaurants also offer 2 course lunches.   The restaurants post their Restaurant Week menus online.  Each restaurant usually posts 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 3 desserts on their menu.  Sometimes they are dishes the restaurant is known for and sometimes it is a special menu the restaurant has created exclusively for Restaurant Week.
This year we hit up Bucks Naked Barbecue in the Old Port first.  This was a new restaurant for us.  Kaitlyn loved it because they have a kids area to play in.Imported Photos 04272
Kevin and I both had the Thai Chili Shrimp for our appetizer.Imported Photos 04273
Kevin had the Half Rack of St. Louis Ribs with steak fries, cornbread, and baked beans for his entrée.Imported Photos 04274
I had the Smoked Prime Rib with hush puppies and a baked potato.Imported Photos 04275
For dessert we both had the Sweet Potato Pie.Imported Photos 04277

The next restaurant we chose was Dry Dock.  Again Kevin and I chose the same appetizer: Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Dipping Sauce.Imported Photos 04287
For his entrée Kevin selected the Sea Food Platter with Haddock, Clams, and Maine Shrimp served with French Fries.Imported Photos 04288
I had the Grilled Atlantic Salmon with artichoke hearts, olives, and lemon herb vinaigrette, and roasted potatoes.Imported Photos 04289
For dessert, Kevin had the Peanut Butter PieImported Photos 04291
I had the house made Chocolate Mousse.Imported Photos 04290

Next up was RiRas!  Kevin chose the Irish Potato Cake served with a savory sour cream and balsamic glaze.Imported Photos 04294
I chose the Whiskey Garlic Mussels.Imported Photos 04293
Kevin went traditional and chose the Fish n’ Chips for his entree.Imported Photos 04297
I chose the Beef n’ Guinness Stew.Imported Photos 04296
Kevin had the vanilla Crème Brule for dessert.Imported Photos 04301
I had the Flourless Chocolate Cake served with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.Imported Photos 04300

Finally we went back to Bucks for lunch one day…
Kevin and I both chose the Smoked Chili for our appetizer.Imported Photos 04302
For my entrée I chose the House Smoked Peppered Pastrami Sandwich with Potato Salad.Imported Photos 04303
And Kevin had the Cuban Sandwich with Baked Beans.Imported Photos 04348

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