Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

A recent dinner at Vinland in Portland, a restaurant known for its commitment to sourcing locally, featured Maine seaweed from Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company in each of the tasting menu’s five delectable courses. The evening was part of a series of special events hosted by Maine Fare in celebration of Maine’s bounty, and sponsored by Maine Farmland Trust. The next tasting event will focus on Maine’s hard cider revival, with samplings from six cidermakers from across the state.

Above: Sparkling fresh halibut served with wakame, lovage, oyster mushrooms, and parsnip whey.

Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

Hand-picked Peekytoe crab with fried nori, radish, and strained yogurt.

Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at VinlandBang Island mussels with kelp, garlic, coriander, and yogurt whey. House-made brown bread made with parsnip puree and fermented oat flour.

Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

Monkfish with dulse emulsion, shiitake mushrooms, sunchokes, and nettles.

Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

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10 Responses to Maine Fare: Taste of the Sea at Vinland

  1. How, uh, interesting. Not my cup of tea, I’m afraid, but great that you are finding such exotic local offerings.

  2. Jeano says:

    YUM!!! I love arame, a chewy, nutty, soft-flavored algae, but I have no problem with diving into those bolder flavors! Plates look beautiful! :)

  3. This particular menu is not something I’d order, but proud to say I live close enough to have fresh seafood in Portland whenever I get the urge. Glad you had a delicious meal. :-)

  4. Norma Chang says:

    My kind of meal. Been a long, long time since I had Irish moss would love a dish of the Irish Moss custard.

  5. maesprose says:

    It looks like an amazing meal!

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