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.
Kevin and I both had the Thai Chili Shrimp for our appetizer.
Kevin had the Half Rack of St. Louis Ribs with steak fries, cornbread, and baked beans for his entrée.
I had the Smoked Prime Rib with hush puppies and a baked potato.
For dessert we both had the Sweet Potato Pie.
The next restaurant we chose was Dry Dock. Again Kevin and I chose the same appetizer: Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Dipping Sauce.
For his entrée Kevin selected the Sea Food Platter with Haddock, Clams, and Maine Shrimp served with French Fries.
I had the Grilled Atlantic Salmon with artichoke hearts, olives, and lemon herb vinaigrette, and roasted potatoes.
For dessert, Kevin had the Peanut Butter Pie
I had the house made Chocolate Mousse.
Next up was RiRas! Kevin chose the Irish Potato Cake served with a savory sour cream and balsamic glaze.
I chose the Whiskey Garlic Mussels.
Kevin went traditional and chose the Fish n’ Chips for his entree.
I chose the Beef n’ Guinness Stew.
Kevin had the vanilla Crème Brule for dessert.
I had the Flourless Chocolate Cake served with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.
Finally we went back to Bucks for lunch one day…
Kevin and I both chose the Smoked Chili for our appetizer.
For my entrée I chose the House Smoked Peppered Pastrami Sandwich with Potato Salad.
And Kevin had the Cuban Sandwich with Baked Beans.