To continue where I left off. Saturday we slept-in, and went to a late breakfast at Becky’s Diner. We both had hash and eggs with toast. It was typical diner fare, and the atmosphere was great.
After breakfast we just walked around Portland, it was a bit cooler than we anticipated so we Nick did not last very long. We headed back to the hotel to relax some more, then went to a late lunch at The Porthole. We saw this place on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. On the show they featured the classic lobster roll, so that’s what Nick indulged in, with onion rings. I had a cup of clam chowder and a BLT with fries. Nick raved about his sandwich, and the soup and BLT were great, the bacon was thick and chewy, not crispy, just the way I like it. My favorite part, however was the beer and water served in mason jars.
We obviously relaxed some more and then on the recommendation of the front desk we headed to The Grill Room. We were able to snag the last table for two and settled in for our last dinner in Maine. We both started with the chopped salad, which was your typical garden salad. For dinner Nick had a bowl of clam chowder and the lobster pizza. He said the chowder was amazing and better than my lunch version, He was so full he only ate about one slice of pizza. I had the Petite Sirloin with mashed potatoes, garlic spinach, and a horseradish cream sauce. This meal definitely ranks in the top 10 of meals, everything was amazing. It didn’t look like we ate any of our meal, luckily we had a fridge in our hotel room so we were able to save our food and take it back home with us the next day. Of course we had to have dessert. I had the warm chocolate cake with vanilla bean gelato, it tasted like warm melting cake. AMAZING. It was so good I can’t even remember what Nick had, it was either gelato or the seasonal sorbet. We both agreed, hands down, one of our best meals ever and definitely the best of the trip.
After our gluttonous meal we headed back to the hotel to watch the Bruins lose, then headed for bed.
Sunday morning we got up and got ready to leave. I quickly ran next door to Standard Baking Co because everyone raved about it. I picked up 2 croissants and a lemon tart. We then headed over to Bibos Madd Apple Cafe for our brunch reservation. This place came as a recommendation from some friends of ours that had gone the previous weekend. I ordered the breakfast sandwich which was egg, cheese, avocado, onion on an english muffin. Nick had the breakfast quesadilla, both meals were massive, but our friend also recommended the apple fritters, so we split an order of them. So delicious, but I definitely ate way more than my fill. We took a breather then got in the car and headed home.
At home we tried our treats from Standard Baking Co as a snack, the croissants were okay, and the lemon tart was eh, the food definitely did not live up to the hype. For dinner we were able to indulge in our leftovers from The Grill Room.
All in all, the weekend was relaxing and filled with delicious food, exactly what we needed before our extremely full calendar this summer!
Today’s Question: What was your most relaxing weekend or vacation?