Sunday, May 1, 2016

A whiff of summer



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After the obligatory round through the Belfast shops, and a first wine tasting at Cellardoor winery in Lincolnville it was time for the first hike of summer 2016, up Maiden Cliff.
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The winter was the mildest on record, but the trees took a beating, with high wind storms.
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Poor trees. Their roots are on top of the mountain boulders, and a whole cluster of 3 wiped out.
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Sun!
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I finally made it to Long Grain in Camden, one of the 10 bucket-list worthy restaurants on this list that I had not been to. Long Grain is a hole in the wall kind of restaurant, easily overlooked but once I heard that it is one of the favorite restaurants in Camden of my chef-friends I decided it is time to try it out. I never made it last year, because it was always full with tourists when I got there. Yesterday I was more lucky, and snagged a seat at the bar. The Thai beef salad completely wow-ed me. It was quite spicy but with vibrant flavors and the meat so buttery soft it must have been a really good steak. 
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The tourists are still mostly local, the ships still in their larva, but summer is coming. Definitely.

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