A Fine Dining Experience
Opening April 30th 2015 Midcoast Maine dining at it’s best. Our gourmet farm-to-table country style restaurant is located between Bath and Brunswick, and Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor. in Mid Coast Maine. In April, May, November & December this unique Midcoast Maine, Fine Dining Restaurant is open on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. During those times Thursday is our Swiss night theme. For our guests lodging with us, dinner is served every day, except Tuesdays, upon prior request during those months. Private parties of 8 or more will be accepted any day except Tuesdays with a 48 hour or more advance notice. Come and enjoy fine dining in a country setting. Enjoy our organic produce grown on our own small farm & the Squire Tarbox Farm We do Pizza Night on Mondays. Pizzas are made with your choice from many toppings and fired in our outside earthen oven. We also have gluten free crust. Starting Memorial Weekend through to the 3rd week of October we are open 6 days a week & have a full à la carte menu with specials every night. Our Midcoast Maine area restaurant will be closed on Tuesdays. If you are coming to stay with us please call us by 2.30pm latest, on your arrival day, to ensure that there is space in our dining room. **Reservations are required**
The Dining Area
Everyone knows that a good Country Inn must be “tasted”… The Main dining room – situated in the original summer kitchen of the 1763 part of the Inn – is small, and the pace leisurely, in order to ensure excellence of cuisine and personal service. During the warm summer months we also serve dinners out on the screened-in deck overlooking the gardens, while in the fall and winter we expand to use our small upper dining room. Both dining rooms feature wood-burning fires, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere on cool nights, in which to enjoy your meal.
A Little About the Chefs
Mario-What happens when you take a world-class chef outside the fast-paced world of the New York restaurant scene and into his own intimate inn? Something delectable! Mario De Pietro, our Swiss chef/owner has over 30 years of culinary experience behind him – from working as a pastry chef at the Four Seasons’ New York, to managing the world famous restaurants at Rockefeller Center – and now brings his expertise, professionalism and genuine passion for food to the restaurant at the Squire Tarbox Inn…….. See the sample menu to whet your appetite. Lara-Raised in the house of a chef and surrounded by food and culinary excursions her whole life, Lara has developed her own passion for food. While she shares her father’s passion for crafting gourmet cuisine, her interest in health and nutrition has allowed her to take a different approach. Lara has an interest and belief in the use of organic and healthy foods, which can be seen in her dishes. Rest assured these healthy initiatives do not take away from the flavor of these delicious, gourmet meals!
Monday Night Pizza Night-We have “Pizza Night” between 5.30 & 7.30 every Monday night during the summer. Made right out of the earthen oven pizzas don’t get any fresher or tastier than this. Call and reserve your custom made pizza to-go or sit on the deck and enjoy it here at the inn. Swiss Night-Join us for our Swiss nights in April & May, & again in the fall, every Thursday with such dishes as Cheese Fondue & Raclette. Born and raised in Switzerland, Mario will make a fine, authentic Swiss meal you are sure to enjoy.
Mario & Lara source their produce locally whenever possible, especially fresh caught seafood, while nearly all the vegetables on the menu are organically grown on our son’s nearby farm, or on our property. Lara is also refining her cooking skills under her father, and would like to really put the emphasis of the restaurant on farm to table, locally produced foods, with much of it eventually made right here at the inn, from cheeses, yogurts, eggs, and meats to lots and lots of organic vegetables grown right here, or at her brother’s farm!! While it’s a work in progress, her degree is in nutrition, and she feels properly raised foods is the MOST important aspect of any healthy eating!
For our overnight guests a full breakfast is served buffet-style, anytime between 8:00 and 9:15 a.m. Help yourself to: fresh fruits, a choice of juices, homemade granola, Swiss style Muesli, homemade breads and muffins, freshly brewed coffees, varieties of tea …and more. Then order your hot breakfast from the kitchen choosing from french toast that has been soaked in an orange & Grand Marnier mix, or fresh farm raised eggs cooked to order. Both are served with bacon or sausages. Enjoy your breakfast out on the sunny screened-in deck off the dining room, while watching birds at the feeders outside; or just relax and chat to the other guests in the main dining room.
Classes & Catering
We do weddings, rehearsal dinners and other large parties. Over his years as a chef in New York City and Europe, Mario has helped to cater and host many events and knows what it takes to make a great event. Visit our “We Cater Special Events” section for more information or call us at the number below.
With vast knowledge in cooking, health & nutrition, and butchering, we offer a variety of classes throughout the year. Visit the “Classes & Workshop” section for more information.