Local Chef’s Guide to Portland, ME - Find. Eat. Drink.

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LOCAL CHEF’S GUIDE TO PORTLAND, MAINE

September 2, 2010

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01. Eastern Promenade

02. Rabelais Bookstore



 
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ABOUT THE CHEF

Erik Desjarlais, former chef / owner of Restaurant Evangeline in Portland, ME, is a chef’s chef. He bows to the alter of the pig, celebrates the stomach lining and brain of a cow, and pays homage to the great chefs who have come before him. His cooking combines classic French techniques with seasonal local ingredients and has earned him national recognition. GQ’s Alan Richman named Erik’s Mitra's Clabber-Fed Poularde and Poached Maine Lobster Tail as one of his ten favorite ethical dishes.

A CHEF’S GUIDE

We turned to Portland chef Erik Desjarlais to offer up a local’s guide to one of the best food towns in the country. When the local ingredients are lobsters, oysters, mussels, scallops, asparagus, blueberries, and fiddlehead ferns... chances are the food is going to be amazing.