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Monday, July 30, 2018

Summer and spice and everything nice

What's cooking at The Homestead...
Seems a bit paradoxical, but apparently eating spicy foods on hot days could help cool you down. It has something to do with how spicy foods will increase circulation, make your body temperature rise, and cause you sweat, which in turns helps you cool you down. Interesting and counter intuitive, isn't it? But if you think about cultures that have developed in the hotter areas of the globe, you'll realize that they tend to eat lots of spicy food.

So, on these how summer days, come on over and cool down with us and some of our delicious spiced up dishes, such as our subtly spicy Seafood Bouillabaisse.
Blackened Chicken Salad
Another dish that brings some spiciness to the table ...ha see what we did there?!... is our Blackened Chicken Salad. A delicious mixture of greens and cheese and avocado and hard boiled egg and tomatoes topped with delicious spicy charred chicken. Too good!

Stop on in and for some summery spicy goodness!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

One for the vegetarians and one for the salmon lovers

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Vegetarian Singapore Noodles
Although the name of dish implies it comes from Singapore, it seems that this dish's history is a little fuzzy, and it's origins may be more Cantonese than Singaporean.
Wherever it originates from, it's a tasty and popular take out option, that you can now enjoy right here, at The Homestead. We give you
Vegetarian Singapore Noodles.

Like a cross between curry and pad thai, this delicious vegetarian version of the dish is comprised of stir-fried onion, red pepper, peas, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, and organic tofu tossed with gluten free brown rice vermicelli noodles in a tangy, sweet, and spicy sauce.
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Salmon Oscar
Oscar-style refers to a when a protein is topped with crab, asparagus, and bearnaise sauce. It seems that in it's original form, the recipe is for steak, but fish has grown in popularity as the "bottom protein" for this dish.

Our Salmon Oscar features a deliciously grilled Maine salmon topped with Maine Rock Crab, bearnaise sauce, and served with grilled asparagus and wild mushroom & spring pea risotto.

Monday, July 16, 2018

New summer salads are here!

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Wedge Salad
It summertime and that means it's time for some new salads!

First, we have a steakhouse classic, the Wedge Salad. Quarters of crisp, refreshing iceberg lettuce heads topped with a house made bleu cheese dressing, gorgonzola, bacon, cherry tomatoes, and chives. Simple and delicious!
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Haricot Vert Salad
"Haricot Vert" is a French term that translates to "green bean," - the star of our second salad, which is named (can you guess?!) Haricot Vert Salad.

Fresh green beans are blanched to crisp tender perfection then tossed with sea salt, white balsamic vinaigrette, mushrooms, walnuts, and gorgonzola. Make it a complete meal when you top it with grilled salmon (pictured) or grilled chicken!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Salads turned sandwiches?!

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Tuna Pan Bagnat
Have you ever looked at a Nicoise salad and thought it would be a great idea to put it in a sandwich?
Honestly, that thought never really crossed our minds. But the French thought about it. And, boy, aren't we glad they did, because it turns out to be quite the sandwich!

Think Nicoise salad meets picnic sandwich... tuna salad taken to the next level with olive oil, capers, olives, and red onion, then pressed in our fresh baguette with lettuce, sliced tomato, and hardboiled egg.

It's our Tuna Pan Bagnat, and it's one of our new Summer Lunch Specials!
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Curried Chicken Salad
Speaking of salads-turned-sandwiches and of our new menu, we have this gorgeous Curried Chicken Salad on our new Summer Lunch Specials Menu, which you can order as either a salad or a wrap!

With celery, green apples, golden raisins, and walnuts, served either in a wrap or atop a mixed greens salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and Vermont goat cheese.
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Assorted Sandwich Platter
Have a party, a special event, or even just a business meeting you need to have catered?

If you need to find a space for your event, we've got you covered.
If you need to have the food come to you, we've got you covered.

Give us a call at and let us do the cooking for you. We can find a solution to fit your needs!

You can reach us at (207) 778-6162

Monday, June 25, 2018

No matter what day or time, there's something tasty going on here

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Turtle Cheesecake with spun sugar
Sometimes, we have too much fun in the kitchen. 
(Ok, that's not true- you can never have too much fun in the kitchen!)

Recently, we've started playing around with making our own spun sugar, which has now become a super-cool-looking cheesecake topping!

So now you have a perfect excuse to get a slice of Turtle Cheesecake for dessert; you've got to try out our new spun sugar topping!
(As if you really needed an excuse for cheesecake...)
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Steak Frites
Steak Frites, whose name literally means "steak fries" in French, is a common dish in Europe, and, well, what's not to love about it?

Steak and fries and Gorgonzola butter with black garlic aioli to bring everything together.
A combination of dinner delicious no one should miss out on!
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Farmer's Market Benny
The weekend brings brunch specials, and with this time of year, when fresh veggies abound at farmer's markets, it only makes sense to concoct delicious, veggie-filled dishes, like our 
Farmer's Market Benny.

Poached eggs atop fresh summer squashes and grated carrots and topped with a delicious pesto hollandaise... oh yeah. That's the good stuff right there! 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Salmon two ways

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Maine Salmon Roasted on Cedar
A fresh and tasty option off our Dinner Specials Menu, there's not too much to say about Maine Salmon Roasted on Cedar. Or, well, there is much that could be said, but no words could this simple and amazingly flavorful dish much justice. 

You'll just have to come try it for yourself. Trust us, you'll be glad you did!
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Salmon Laurie
Our other salmon dinner entree is Salmon Laurie, a classic Homestead dish! A fresh Maine salmon filet covered in tarragon-caper cream sauce, served atop a bed of wonderfully creamy, delicious spinach risotto... it's no wonder this dish has been on our dinner menu for 15 years!

If you have not yet had the pleasure of having this dish, well, you should absolutely give it a try next time you're around here!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Don't miss out on these hidden gems!

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Mexican Street Pizza
This dish. Ohh, this dish!
Its menu description does not do it justice.
"Chargrilled flour tortilla, queso Oaxaca, Vermont cheddar, Monterey jack, melted and finished with lime crema and pico de gallo"

It's our Mexican Street Pizza, and it is an unassuming option nestled in the middle of our regular lunch menu. You've probably passed it over without much of a thought. But give it a thought next time. It's cheesy, it's crunchy, it's deliciously savory and surprisingly light. Almost like one big nacho but better. And the black beans it's served with are the perfect complement. It's a must try. And then a must have... again and again and... (you get the point here!)
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Ziti, Local Sausage, and Peppers Rustica
Another unassuming, must-try dish, this time from our dinner menu, is our Ziti, Local Sausage, and Peppers Rustica.

It's a delicious, warm, comforting, cheese-topped pile of pasta and sausage goodness, baked right in the serving plate! 

We all love the exciting specials, but lets not let these hidden gems, that are on our regular menus, go unnoticed and unappreciated. They, too, will knock your socks off!