This summer, we hope you’ll join us for one of the best foodie events of the season, the Kennebunkport Festival! It’s the largest multi-day food and wine festival of its kind in Maine and boasts 38 events over 6 days. But, if there is just one event to attend, it’s the Grand Tasting Party. Drawing a crowd of hundreds of people, this fun celebration allows local chefs to demonstrate their specialties under a big white tent by the water. Guests in attendance then get to sample all of the amazing food prepared.
This year, we are honored to be the only bed and breakfast or inn invited to participate in the Grand Tasting. Of course, we accepted this high compliment and the invitation to participate. We are looking forward to bringing a taste of Topside Inn to the festival and hope you’ll come out and join us!
The Kennebunkport Festival is just one excellent annual event Boothbay Harbor visitors can attend. Request a copy of our FREE Vacation Guide for other great things to do in the area!
About the Kennebunkport Festival
The Kennebunkport Festival celebrates “the excellence of Maine’s chefs, artists, musicians, wine purveyors, and beer makers” in a picturesque, coastal setting. While it is a celebration of all things Maine, it is also a wonderful fundraiser. The proceeds from the nearly week-long event benefit Full Plates Full Potential, an organization working towards ending child hunger in Maine. The festival is produced by three local magazine publications:
Together, staffs from these three publications host an amazing showcase of the best culinary talent that our state has to offer. We are honored to be counted among them.
Don’t Miss Topside Inn at the Kennebunkport Festival Grand Tasting
This year, we are thrilled to find ourselves shoulder to shoulder with restaurant chefs and some of the best culinary teams in the state. It is a huge compliment to us as a B&B and we can’t wait to see what our Maine partners will be offering at the Grand Tasting. Our table will feature a locally inspired and sourced selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres that will offer creative twists on our most popular breakfast items. Doors open at noon and we hope you’ll stop by to see us!
Mark Your Calendar for the Kennebunkport Festival 2017
The Kennebunkport Food and Wine Festival 2017 will be a six-day affair from June 5 to June 10. But, if you are visiting the area and only have time to spend one day at the event, join us for the Grand Tasting Party on Saturday, June 10. You can purchase tickets online today!
Enjoy an Amazing Culinary Experience at Topside Inn
Whether you plan a Boothbay Harbor vacation for the Grand Tasting at the Kennebunkport Festival, or you stay with us at another time this summer, get ready for one of the best breakfasts in the area. At Topside Inn breakfast is an event. We provide our guests with a gourmet experience filled with wonderful foods from local farmers and fisherman, as well as our own gardens. Your meal will start with our continental offerings that include irresistible, fresh-baked breads, jams and whipped butters, fruit and homemade granola. Then, you can indulge in a uniquely composed main dish, cooked to order.
When you’re craving something sweet, you’ll enjoy a culinary treat like our lemon ricotta pancakes with local blueberry compote or gingerbread waffles with bourbon compound butter and homemade buttermilk syrup. On other days, you might be served farm fresh eggs Benedict on a fresh biscuit with lobster, tarragon hollandaise sauce and a tomato salad picked that morning from our garden. Or, it might be our homemade gnocchi, pan seared with locally foraged mushrooms, crispy prosciutto, shaved parmesan and a sunny side egg.