Celebrate the harvest with a special Maine meal

KINGFIELD, ME – A nonprofit group that offers outdoor adventures in the woods of western Maine plus comfortable accommodations in its backcountry lodges, or “huts,” interconnected by trails, will celebrate the harvest September 9th with a farm-to-harvest dinner, complete with wine pairings offered by Maine Huts & Trails.

The culinary experience includes overnight lodging at the Stratton Brook hut, the harvest dinner complete with Cellardoor wines, and breakfast plus a trail lunch the next day.

The cost is $140 per person for members and $150 each for non-members. Gather around a table and share an autumnal meal with friends, the group says.

A peak at the menu shows:

  • First Course
    • Rosemary ginger pork meatball with butternut squash puree
    • Antipasto of local salami, smoked mozzarella, and marinated green olives with a balsamic reduction
    • Brushetta topped with fresh chevre and a tangy blueberry compote
  • Second Course 
    • Hand-tossed flatbread with beet pesto, ricotta and mozzarella, topped with locally foraged wild mushrooms, kale and basil
  • Third Course 
    • Gold curry soup with shaved fennel and seared scallop
  • Fourth Course 
    • Shaved cauliflower and mixed green salad with spicy soy-lime sesame vinaigrette
  • Entree
    • Gyro plate with hut made pita or naan, locally raised lamb, shaved red onion, heirloom tomato hash, ricotta tzatziki and Snow Pond goat feta
  • Dessert 
    • Thinly sliced apples baked in layers of hand-made crepes, topped with creme fraiche
  • Featured Wine

Each course will be paired with a Cellardoor wine, including their signature bottle, Double Gold Medal Monti al Mare

The accommodations are in the woods in Western Maine in backcountry lodges or “huts” interconnected by trails.

Maine Huts & Trails is committed to land preservation, protecting our natural forest resources and leaving a minimal environmental footprint.

Four “off-grid” huts and an 80-mile trail system are two hours north of Portland near Sugarloaf ski resort. Each hut has home-cooked meals, hot showers, solar lighting, composting toilets and radiant wood heat throughout. Learn more at www.mainehuts.org. To make reservations for the farm-to-harvest dinner, call 207-265-2400.

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