If you ever happen to visit Maine’s Blue Hill Peninsula, you should go to Aragosta at Goose Cove. It’s a 21-acre, nine-cottage, three-suite property on Deer Isle known for its restaurant owned by chef Devin Finigan. Keep reading to discover why this is the best spot for food lovers.
Maine’s Best Food Spot
Chef Finigan says Deer Isle stands out in Maine thanks to the fishermen, the artists, the ocean, and the community. You can definitely feel a sense of togetherness on the island. The Aragosta restaurant is located almost in the middle of nowhere. However, the food takes you somewhere else. The local lobster, accompanied by a smoked egg emulsion and served with a nori-dusted cracker, is a must-try. The other courses also look like pieces of art.
Other dishes you should give a go are oysters with a swipe of orange curry and a tendril of carrot, pink-shelled scallops with a hint of lardo, and another with a quenelle of osetra. Chef Finigan’s signature dish is lobster agnolotti, topped with a shaving of truffle and a tiny claw. Meat lovers should go for the steak with a dollop of chimichurri, served atop a yellow heirloom tomato.
Other Places for Food Lovers
The Peninsula in Maine offers more places to get delicious food. The fair is an often visited place. It takes place every Labor Day weekend right in Blue Hill. The farmers market, which takes place every Saturday in October, is where you can get fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberry pies, beef potstickers, pork dumplings, dan dan noodles, and more.
The Blue Hill Shop offers an incredible cheese selection, cured meats, olives, pâtés, thousands of adult beverages of the wheat and grape variety, and bread from Brooksville bakery Tinder Hearth. If you feel like having a pizza, Fin & Fern in Stonington can satisfy your hunger with their 12-inch pizzas. When it comes to food, coffee should not be neglected. At 44 North Coffee, you’ll find premium coffee, baked goods from Milkweed and Monarch Baking Company, and again, bread from Tinder Hearth.