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Monday, July 16, 2018

New summer salads are here!

What's cooking at The Homestead...
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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?!

What's cooking at The Homestead...
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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
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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

What's cooking at The Homestead...
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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

What's cooking at The Homestead...
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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!

What's cooking at The Homestead...
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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!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Two NEW appetizers!

What's cooking at The Homestead...
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Crispy Beef appetizer

We are excited to present you with two new appetizers this week!

Our Crispy Beef is panko breaded local beef tenderloin that gets pan fried, then sliced, and then the slices get fried again to make this deliciously crispy appetizer. 
It's served with gochujang-unagi sauce, sesame seeds, julienned greed apple, fried leeks and cilantro.

If you like spicy, crispy, delicious beef slices... this is for you!
Smoked Chicken Wings

Then there's the amazing Smoked Chicken Wings. Why are they amazing? Well, it starts with local Pine Tree Poultry chicken wings which get brined overnight in a juniper brine, they're then smoked right here, deep fried to order, and finally smothered in a most delicious Alabama white BBQ sauce. 

White BBQ sauce?! You read that right. It's a superb, tangy sauce made with mayo, dijon and spicy brown mustards, vinegar, and horseradish. That, combined with the smokey flavor, make these wings truly memorable and a must-try!


The Crispy Beef is already available, and the Smoked Chicken wings will be available sometime this coming week.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Did you know?

What's cooking at The Homestead...
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Chicken Adobo Burrito
Fun fact: "Burrito" means little donkey in spanish. 

Why, exactly, did this famous dish get that as its name? There are many stories as to how the name burrito came about, but there doesn't seem to be evidence to back any of them.

Regardless of where the name came from, these little (and by little we mean not-at-all-little) delicious tortilla pockets of food are immensely popular and super versatile. 

These days, what fills them often crosses cultural boundaries, like our own Chicken Adobo Burrito, which is filled with Filipino style adobo local chicken, garlic fried rice, tomato, onion, and cilantro, served with black beans, guacamole, pico, and shredded lettuce. 

So, while we may not know where such an odd name came from, we do know that you can't go wrong when you order a burrito!

Available on both our lunch and dinner menus