One cannot think of Maine without the word “Lobster” coming to mind. Each time we visit Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, it’s a guarantee that a stop at a waterfront lobster and seafood restaurant is in order.
Hubby’s favorite place is Stewman’s located right on the harbor downtown. With a full course order of clam chowder, steamed soft-shell lobster with mussels, corn and potatoes, and finishing off with blueberry pie, it’s the meal of the day for me. The lobsters are fresh steamed upon your order.
And served in these covered cooking pots with fresh drawn butter….yummm!
I can taste the lobster now ! This is a time when bigger is not better. The meat of the smaller soft-shell lobsters are sweet and tender, and it’s easy to get into ! Soft shells are only available locally as they are too delicate to ship live. Because of the bountiful supply of soft-shells this year, they were going for $4.00 per pound.
The restaurant is colorfully decorated with floats for lobster traps. But visiting Maine is not just eating lobster, although for me it practically is.
Getting out and enjoying nature is par for the course as well. Walking along the trail, these red berries dotted the landscape.
And enjoying floating skiffs in the mist in Bass Harbor is a classic Maine scene.
Have a wonderful day ! I’m off to try to find fields of sunflowers. Wish me luck! Bella