From the Five Gables Kitchen
Breakfast along the Maine coast is meant to be savored, not rushed. What better way to start the day than with a hot cup of our local favorite, "Wicked Joes" coffee while watching the lobster boats head out for the day as the sun rises over the Linekin Bay? Next, try all the different offerings Susan makes daily for our buffet table including old favorites like Blueberry Slump or Susan's new recipes like Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Quiche. In addition to a fresh baked sweet and savory entre, the buffet is always rounded out with fresh fruit, our own homemade bread, Museli, Granola and an always fresh from the oven baked treat. With all the selections on the buffet table the biggest challenge you may face all day is to leave the porch and start exploring everything Boothbay Harbor has to offer!
Susan's philosophy is pretty simple; "I love to cook and I cook what I love; it all works out". We focus on premium local products like Kate's of Maine butter, Pure Maine Maple Syrup, and farm fresh eggs from Bowden's Egg Farm, which drops off about 25 dozen eggs every Tuesday! We use lots of fresh herbs and tomatoes from our own garden.
Our meats come from Maine Family of Farms and are all nitrate free. Who needs chemicals anyway? For those early risers, starting at 6:30 in the morning we brew Wicked Joe's "Big House" Coffee roasted just down the street in Brunswick and get plenty of fresh Produce from Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods. We think these ingredients make all the difference and after you have a chance to try some of Susan's specialties like bacon and blue cheese quiche, maple scones, gingered grape bake, orange ricotta pancakes or roasted tomato bread pudding, we think you will too.
Wait, We're not done!
After you have gone exploring it's time to come back, relax and enjoy afternoon tea. China cups and saucers, silver service, the English had it right, however, we have added a few fresh baked treats to really make it special. Served each afternoon at 3:00 it is the perfect time to sink into a comfy chair or the hammock and plan your evening.
Now more than one guest has mentioned that while an English Tea is nice, the American counterpart, cocktail hour is pretty good too! Sitting on the porch feeling the ocean breeze and watching the lobster boats cruising along Linekin Bay it's hard to argue. If that sounds good then we recommend a quick stop at the East Boothbay General Store, where they have a wonderful selection of homemade food to go plus a nice selection of wine and local beer. We'll supply the ice, glasses, openers, plates and napkins and the rest is up to you.