Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chef Fiona wins Peoples Choice Award at Boothbay Harbor “Claw Down”



The First Annual Boothbay Harbor “Claw Down”, hosted by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, was an amazing night with 18 local Boothbay Harbor chefs and co-hosted by Lynn Archer, owner of the Brass Compass Cafe and winner on the Food Network show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”, and 94.9 WHOM’s on-air evening host Mike Rovin. The two awards up for grabs were the Judges Award and People’s Choice Award.


Two weeks of recipe imagination and perfection culminated in a delicious lobster appetizer creation by Newagen Seaside Inn’s Executive Chef Fiona Dunlap. The dish was a Petite Lobsterbake and included a petite corn cake, native corn puree, Southport Island lobster, butter sauce and candied tarragon. The event was a complete sell out and nearly all 350 bites were enjoyed by the 200 plus attendees. After an hour and a half of feasting, the votes were in and Chef Fiona was awarded the coveted People’s Choice Award and came within 1/2 point of winning the Judges’ award. Congratulations Fiona!


To enjoy one of Chef Fiona’s tasty Lobster creations visit Newagen Seaside Inn Sunday – Friday before the Inn closes for the season October 12.

Visit Boothbay Harbor: One of Maine’s Prettiest Villages


Downeast Magazine’s September issue is celebrating “Maine’s 10 Prettiest Villages” and it just so happens that 5 of the top 6 are not only within driving distance of Newagen Seaside Inn, but right in our own backyard.

Boothbay Harbor, at #2, was described this way: “A laid-back village far from busy Route 1, Boothbay Harbor features authentic charm, a working waterfront, drop dead natural beauty, and a great mix of restaurants, cultural events, and artisans. It’s surrounded by islands and lighthouses, while the village itself shines, thanks to brick sidewalks, handsome hand-painted signs and a gentle hilly terrain.” That’s quite an endorsement for our town which has been nicknamed the soul of the Maine Coast!

Camden was named the prettiest village at #1 and two of our favorite neighbors, Damariscotta at #3 and 15 minutes north and Wiscasset, at # 4, is only 15 minutes south. Planning a Maine vacation or getaway? Consider Newagen Seaside Inn, conveniently located a short distance to many of Downeast Magazine’s ‘Prettiest Villages in Maine’.