The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce is launching the first Taste of Bar Harbor Festival with events May 20-22, 2011, as a way to showcase local and diverse cuisine as well as encouraging people to eat local. Food lovers and residents will have a chance to sample local food and drink at the festival Saturday May 21st 11a-4p in the Newport Drive parking area and participate in other festival events Friday evening and Sunday morning.
Festival highlights include a wine tasting at House Wine Friday evening and a Chef’s table at several restaurants. Cooking classes, a comical servers’ race, and an ice carving demonstration by Chef Lou from the Bar Harbor Inn’s Reading Room contribute to the activities held on Saturday. During the race, waiters and waitresses will negotiate trays of wine glasses (filled with water) through an obstacle course. On Saturday, the public can feast on the culinary treats found in the region under a tent off Newport Drive. Bar Harbor’s retailers will feature their taste of Bar Harbor on the streets of downtown while storefronts will display a taste of their business throughout the day. At dinner time, participating restaurants will offer food and wine pairings to further enhance the culinary experience. Finally, the weekend winds down with a jazz brunch Sunday morning.
Wine and beer tastings, cooking demonstrations, and cooking classes will round out the weekend for locals and visitors. “We are very excited about the Taste of Bar Harbor. It is a great way to promote some of the local fare and flavors of Bar Harbor,” said Chris Fogg, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
Taste of Bar Harbor is a community oriented event that celebrates the creative and flavorful cuisine experience one can have when visiting Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor has long been a place of inspiration, relaxation, and outdoor activities. To plan your trip, visit: http://www.barharborinfo.com/. For more information about the Taste of Bar Harbor, contact Heather Jones at 207-288-5103 x112