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Friday, May 26, 2017

Food Made From Scratch!

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Since its inception in 1983, the Homestead has been passionate about offering creative, diverse menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with constantly changing specials generated by our talented chefs. Our food is made from scratch, with fresh seasonal ingredients, inspired by cuisines from around the world, using local foods whenever possible. The menu offers traditional favorites, such as chicken pie, fish tacos from the pub menu, and exciting new dishes including stuffed squash risotto and Akita sushi platter. The Homestead weekend brunch is a must-do, featuring Maine lobster benedict, Thai wonder eggs, and Dona's famous pancakes.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Delectable Treats!

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The Homestead has long been known for the delectable treats created in the bakery. Fresh, wholesome breads are made daily along with a variety of muffins, pastries, pies, cakes, and scrumptious desserts. Stop in to pick up a treat on your way home or call ahead to have us create a special order. Hosting a special event? With more than 30 years of experience preparing high quality food for groups, we pride ourselves on our ability to cater events of any size and place. You can rely on our expertise to help create a memorable occasion.

Come join us at the Homestead Kitchen-Bar-Bakery!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Health Benefits of Rye Bread

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In this study conducted at Lund University in Sweden, mice were fed whole grain diets based on either wheat or rye, for 22 weeks. Body weight, glucose tolerance, and several other parameters were measured during the study. The researchers concluded that whole grain rye “evokes a different metabolic profile compared with whole grain wheat.” Specifically, mice consuming the whole grain rye had reduced body weight, slightly improved insulin sensitivity, and lower total cholesterol.


In the fight against diabetes and obesity, foods that produce a low insulin response and suppress hunger can be extremely useful. Scientists at Lund University in Sweden examined the effects on 12 healthy subjects of breakfasts made from different rye flours (endosperm, whole grain rye, or rye bran) produced with different methods (baking, simulated sour-dough baking, and boiling). This cross-over study showed that the endosperm rye bread and the whole grain rye bread (especially the “sourdough” one with lactic acid) best controlled blood sugar and regulated appetite.


At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, researchers fed rye bread (with three varying levels of rye bran) and wheat bread to 16 people, then asked them to rate their appetite (hunger, satiety and desire to eat) for 8 hours afterward. [It’s not known if the wheat bread was whole wheat or refined wheat.] All through the morning and into the afternoon, the three rye bread breakfasts all decreased hunger and desire to eat, compared to the wheat bread control, with the rye bread containing the highest level of bran providing the strongest effect on satiety.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Reuben Breakfast Sandwich

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Our delicious Reuben Sandwich consists of:
Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut & house thousand island dressing on jumbo rye bread

Friday, April 28, 2017

Private Dining in Our Banquet Room

Private Dining in Our Banquet RoomFrom small, informal gatherings for family and friends to large, proper business events, the Homestead offers a comfortable and private environment for any occasion. Our seasoned event-planner and talented chefs work directly with you to help create a memorable function. We have a beautiful private dining room that can be reserved for eight to fifty people.

Call us today at 778.6162 to find out more about holding your next function at The Homestead.

Friday, April 21, 2017



Looking to have your event or function catered? Turn to Homestead for all your catering needs! lease contact us directly for our catering menus:

Phone: (207) 778-6162

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter is here!

Behind the Scenes at The Homestead...
video by Jacob Michaud
photo by Natalie White
Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie Board
This week, check out our Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie Board. It features a variety of meats and cheeses from Charcuterie, an artisanal shop and delicatessen in Unity, Maine, and is served on one of Allen Danforth's hand crafted hor d'oeuvre boards.

Keep an eye out; in the coming future we plan to roll out different appetizers (antipasto, anyone?!), that will be served on Allen's beautiful wooden boards- which, by the way, are available for sale at The Homestead, as well as at Mixed-Up!
This Week's Specials
Created by Chef Nick Bickford
Availability may vary

Monday - Saturday

Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie Board
Chef's selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie with house made accoutrements
Potato Gnocchi with Maine Lobster
Guanciale, an Italian cured meat, ramp pesto, peas, butter roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes
Local Filet Mignon
Grilled local filet of beef, sumac dust, barley risotto, grilled ramps, watermelon radish, sautéed fava beans, pomegranate agrodolce
Seafood Bourride
Haddock, shrimp, scallops, mussels, tasso, fennel, tomato, orange zest, saffron aioli
Cedar Plank Rainbow Trout
Stuffed with spinach, asiago, and garlic, served with spring vegetable and black rice salad with miso dressing and sun choke chips
Shrimp and Polenta
Chorizo and crumbled cotija polenta crested with sautéed jumbo shrimp, and finished with a tomato cumin sauce 

Monday - Friday

Greek Spinach and Feta Dip
A delectable mixture of baby spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic, asiago, and feta with a touch of jalapeno baked in a cast iron skillet and adorned with tortilla chips
Burrata, Prosciutto and Fig Jam Panini
Pressed and grilled on our fresh baked baguette
Little Gem Salad
Little Gem wedge, green goddess dressing, smoked bacon, heirloom cherry tomatoes, avocado, slivered red onion, and shaved smoked egg yolks
Chicken Adobo Burrito
Local Pine Tree Poultry chicken braised Philippines- style with rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and bird's eye chilies stuffed in a large griddled tortilla with basmati rice
Ramp and Chorizo Quesadilla
Grilled ramps, blistered jalapenos, sweet corn, local chorizo, Vermont cheddar, Oaxaca, and jack cheeses
Miso Vegetables and Black Rice
White asparagus, local mushrooms, grilled ramps, snow peas, broccolini, watermelon radish, sun choke chips, emperor's rice, white miso dressing  

Saturday & Sunday

Brunch Specials 
Creme Brulee French Toast
Housemade Challah baked in a delicious vanilla bean custard finished with strawberries and whipped cream. A luxury with every calories!   

Crab and Asparagus Scramble
Our 3 egg scramble with crab meat, asparagus, mushrooms, and garlic. Served with cheesy polenta  

Salmon, Egg & Bagel Benedict
Grilled bagel topped with Maine salmon, avocado, and poached eggs with hollandaise served with homefries
Easter Sunrise
A great start to the day- with 2 poached eggs with roasted broccolini, spinach, tomatoes, and caramelized onions. Topped with feta cheese and served with multi grain toast

Ham Chop and Eggs
Thick cut ham grilled served over cheesy polenta with eggs of your choice
Pigs in a Blanket
Dona's famous pancakes
, stuffed with sausage patties and served with real maple syrup 

Entree Specials
Baked Ham Dinner
Leg of Lamb
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Smoked Salmon and Creamy Wild Leek Spring Pasta   

Thursday 13th
 John, Walter, & Arthur
Friday 14th
Stan Keach

Saturday 15th
Randy Gauvin 

Please come join us!