Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lily.....

Lily, my younger niece, fully outfitted with snorkel and facemask.....  to go CANOEING!  This kid...  :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Carmen at The Danforth

Piano music has begun and the bar is all dressed up for her big night! 

So nice!

Beautiful flowers just arrived at Danforth from my wonderful friends Pat and Chris Coston - making opening night at Carmen at The Danforth all the more beautiful! 

More about Carmen at The Danforth

Just out today in New, Novel and Noteworthy - restaurant critic John Golden included CATD in his story about happenings in Maine restaurant world.  We are so fortunate.  Love this. 

Another star chef comes to Portland in the guise of Carmen at the Danforth. 
Chef Carmen Gonzalez was lured to Maine from Florida by her long-time friend, Kim Swan, the hotelier (The Danforth and the Pomegranite) and real estate honcho (Swan Sotheby’s International Realty).
The inn, a historic Georgian Revival mansion and one of the grandest in the city, has transformed its principal first floor rooms into three beautifully appointed dining rooms. Cocktails are served in the main salon before diners segue to the three beautifully furnished dining rooms.  
Gonzalez is renowned for her Latin-inspired cooking that merges an American sensibility with the bold flavors of her Puerto Rican roots.
The restaurant opens this Friday and it promises to be one of the most luxurious dining spots in town. It will serve dinner nightly and a Sunday brunch.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Danforth - One of the new bathrooms

Casco Bay Room 

Smugglers Cove - Boothbay

I am so psyched to get to Smugglers next week and start working on being ready for a great 2012 Season.  This shot that Carol took of the magic light from the sunset is so beautiful.

Mad Men at the Danforth


Friday, May 11, 2012

Danforth Names on Doors


FB Wisdom

Just saw this on a friend's facebook page in response to why she doesn't eat meat. 

when I look at meat...I see the faces of cows, pigs...scared..to die...and I don't miss anything

New Restaurant Logo


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fodor's Review of Danforth Inn

Danforth Inn Review

New ownership and extensive redecorating have transformed a once-shabby 1823 inn with grandmotherly decor into a stunning showpiece. It stands on a block known in the early 19th century as "Social Corners" for the elaborate parties the owners hosted in what is now the downstairs lounge area. Updated with modern furnishings, the space has a glamorous, Old Hollywood feel: you almost expect a young Elizabeth Taylor to come waltzing through the double doors. The guest rooms are individually decorated with vibrant patterns and original artwork; most have working fireplaces. Room 3, with its semicircle design, bank of windows, and crystal chandelier over the bed, is exquisite.

Just saw this restaurant on FoodNetwork

MB Post in Manhattan Beach - yummmmm

 

Eat Your Vegetables...

  • ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

    emmental, hazelnuts, sage
  • ASPARAGUS and POACHED JIDORI EGG

    mushrooms
  • GRILLED ROMAINE and RADICCHIO

    white anchovy, caesar dressing
  • FEE FI FO FUM FRIES

    mbp fry sauce
  • BLISTERING BLUE LAKE GREEN BEANS

    thai basil, chili sauce, crispy pork
  • POMEGRANANTE COUS COUS

    lavender feta, marcona almonds, weiser farm mixed melon, mint
  • MARINATED CUCUMBERS

    kalamata olives, peppadew peppers, chick peas
  • ORZO and RAPINI

    patty pan squash, pepperoncini and toasted pine nuts
  • HEN OF THE WOOD MUSHROOMS

    creamy polenta, crispy shallots, pedro ximenez
  • WINDROSE FARM KABOCHA PUMPKIN RISOTTO

    cranberry, candied walnut, mycella blue cheese
  • WHITE OAK GRILLED SHISHITO PEPPERS

    soy, lime, bonito flakes
  • MARYANN CARPENTER'S ROASTED BEETS

    housemade ricotta, orange, dill, pistachio
  • SPROUTING BROCCOLI

    capers, lemon, parmesan, chili flakes
  • FIRST DIBBS

    sugar snap peas, vadouvan, mint, pea lendrils

Danforth Room Names. Finally all done.