Apologies to the annual Lobster Festival soon to be underway at Rockland — but Maine also means incredible and different activities to enrich the mind and also the stomach! Last weekend, Santiago and I were invited to the Opening Party of Salt Water Farm, a lovely and unqiue escape in Lincolnville Beach where recreational cooking classes are offered by Annemarie Ahearn. Now we are not just taking about lobster bisque; in August, for example, a bevy of New York chefs are on hand to demonstrate butchering, filleting and whatever else can be done with meat! For me, I prefer the class on brick-oven pizza making – yum.
These classes are a terrific addition to the more traditional activities along the mid-coast. Take a cooking class, then drive on over to the nearby Cellar Door Winery for wine tasting. Now that is a Maine vacation.