Oct 15, 2012
maine day 10: moosehead lake
When misty was the morning, and cloudy was the weather...it was sadly time to leave Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
We were headed to Moosehead Lake,the largest lake in Maine.
It took us a little less than three hours to get there. And this guy wasn't helping.
After passing several warnings of moose crashes, thar' she...sits...Moosehead Lake. And it's such a lovely view heading toward the town of Greenville.
And the town so small. Just a blinking yellow light.
Not much going on in the town of Greenville.
The town dock.
First order of business was getting some cheeseburgers at The Stress Free Moose Pub & Cafe.
And then quickly, to canoe!
Launching at Prong Pond.
We paddled around in the glorious water, exploring the little little islands, rocks and reeds around.
It was quite sunny and hot out in the middle.
Looks good over there.
Oh, but danger.
After exploring for a couple of hours, I'm tired of paddling. What say you of some other relaxation?
We left the gorgeous lake behind.
And headed to Blair Hill Inn.
Where we partook in laziness.
And by laziness I mean cocktails.
The entire house had gorgeous views of the lake.
I guess that's why.
And of course a cute little herb and vegetable garden.
But I cannot stop looking at this.
I will pretend I am the master of this domain.
We sat there until the sun set and it was time for dinner at the inn.
We decided to eat in the parlour room.
A scrumptious salmon mousse to start.
Do you think there'll be lobster?
To start, a sweet chili glazed pork belly served on a steamed bun with a rice wine vinegar and a radish-cucumber-cilantro slaw.
I had the spicy crab cake with house guacamole and sauce Louie. Loved.
Now this reminded me of Texas: Southwestern roasted yellow pepper soup with creme fraiche and a tortilla chip.
A salad of Green Ledges Farm heirloom tomatoes and Blair Hill basil and mixed greens with marinated fresh mozzarella. Local local local.
Matt had the grilled Maine lobster tail with wood-fired sweet corn and farm fresh fingerling potato and tarragon salad. Lobster much?
Now I know it looks like I'm eating pats of butter, but I plead the fifth. Wood grilled beef tenderloin with gorgonzola butter, Leaves & Blooms Farm garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. I die.
And again, with the desert, a dense almond cake atop fresh raspberry coulis.
And to end the night, another dessert. Tiramisu and fresh strawberries.