Friday, March 8, 2013

The Fiddlehead

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Last night Christopher and I went on a date to The Fiddlehead Restaurant. I will admit that Bangor in general has not exactly wowed me with their food scene so far, but this restaurant was the exception.

The staff was amazingly attentive. One of the owners Laura was super sweet and took our coats (it is still barely above freezing here!). When Christopher asked what red wines would go best with his salmon, they actually brought him a sample to see if he would like it. If he had not, I think they would have practically opened every bottle in their cellar to satisfy him. I ordered cucumber mint lemonade which might have been the most delicious drink I have ever tasted. I am going to try to recreate it at home. Also they served their drinks in mason jars. Mason jars!

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 Our food was delicious. We both ordered garden salads that were perfectly dressed. They actually looked like what a garden salad should look like; not the weird lettuce concoction most restaurants try to pass off as a salad. Christopher’s salmon was wonderfully seasoned and cooked. I am not a fish fan but even I enjoyed it. My honey-Dijon pork and pecan bread pudding was simply divine.  We were going to order desert but their actually decent sized portions filled me right up! They even packaged my leftovers and labeled and dated them.

We spotted a friend, who is a vegetarian, across the restaurant. If both he and we carnivores both like it, you know the place cannot be bad. On a side note, for those of you who are concerned about where your foods come from or other dietary needs, almost all of the food are from local farmers or vendors. There are several gluten-free options as well. If you are living or visiting in the Bangor-area, this restaurant is a must. Just remember that this restaurant is the quintessential date place, so dress accordingly. 

Here is another review from Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine

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