Monthly Archives: September 2012

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

 

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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.

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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!

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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

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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’.