Saturday, August 23, 2014

Zegli take Acadia

We hit Acadia national park so hard this week, biking & hiking, that Mama ate as much crab as she wanted.  And what spectacular local Bar Harbor crab it was! It beat the lobster, which I wasn't expecting. It was finely shredded and succulent, and perfect in cakes, curried salad, grilled crab sammies. We have been driving all day, are away from the great ocean and back in the land of the lakes. At least I have Monahan's. Right?!

Here were a few highlights.
First lobster roll of the week at RedBarn in Augusta.

Even the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are special on vacation. Pb layered with fluff, Maine blueberry jam, sliced bananas & cinnamon.

Grilled crab and cheddar on whole grain. Preceded by crab Louis dip at Thurstons in Bass harbor.

Best for last: the Burning tree in Otter Creek. My kind of creative combinations of smart concepts and playful flavors led us back a second time. The above was a crab Napoleon: pappadum layered with spoonfuls of lightly curried crab salad. So wonderful! 

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