BREAKFAST AT THE INN
Breakfast is a special time at the Inns. It's a chance
to plan your days' adventure and to enjoy one of our specialties ... always
fresh....always local! Warm mornings, guests wander out on to the garden
patio for a relaxing breakfast. Cooler days bring guests into Blackberry's
dining room for conversation and a romantic candlelit breakfast service.
Awaken to the aroma of our own Blackberry Inn blend of fresh, locally
roasted coffee. On a summer's day early risers savor a first cup of coffee
wandering through the garden, chatting with Jim and other guests as our own
herbs and blackberries are harvested for the morning's entrée.
Fresh juice, followed by our "wake up" course is a healthy starter.
Favorites include organic yogurt sweetened with a local honey and topped
with Jim's own granola or Spiced Baked Pears with crème fraiche. Breakfast
entrées change daily from a sweet to a savory and are always made with the
freshest local ingredients. Entree specialties include our signature
Blackberry Inn French Toast with fresh blackberry sage sauce, farm
fresh goat cheese omelets with our garden herbs, Maine apple pear pancakes
with brandied citrus sauce or an egg frittata with garden vegetable medley
...just to name a few! Special diets can be accommodated - just let us
know ahead of time.
For those days when you need to be on the road early, we are happy to
package warm muffins, fresh fruit and a "to go" mug of coffee to send you on
DINNER FOR OUR GUESTS
During the Quiet season from November through June we offer dinner
exclusively for Inn guests on Saturday nights. Other times, special events
at the Inns include our dinner option. These relaxed gourmet dinners are a
perfect time to enjoy a quiet romantic evening of fine cuisine in our
candlelit dining room without having to venture outdoors!
Chef Jim creates our multi course dinner menu weekly using the freshest of
local seasonal ingredients and herbs from our gardens. Dinner offers a
choice of fresh Maine fish or seafood entrée or, if you prefer, a meat or
vegetarian entrée option. Courses of soup or appetizer, salad, entrée and
dessert are included. We are happy to suggest the perfect wines and
champagnes to accompany your dinner selections.
Be sure to check our special packages for our current dining events!
At special times throughout the year join us for a Culinary Weekend! If you
love to cook... or want to learn...
or just love good food and enjoy the
culinary arts, our Culinary Weekends are a perfect getaway!
Culinary Weekends are planned throughout the Quiet Season from November
through June and are themed for special foods and Maine cuisines. Each
Culinary Weekend is designed for our guests to enjoy "hands-on" cooking
experiences in the Blackberry Inn kitchen with Chef Jim or a guest chef.
Wine Dinners and other specialty weekends are planned throughout the year.
These weekends create unique experiences for guests to savor a specially
designed menus uniquely pairing great wines with fresh seasonal dishes
created by Chef Jim or a guest chef.
CREATE YOUR OWN DINING EXPERIENCE ...
Coming with a group? Want to plan a great dinner just for you and your
friends? Just ask ...our guests are always welcome to help plan our next
event and special menu!
Celebrating a special event? Let us know if you are celebrating a special
birthday, anniversary or other special event! We love to add just an extra
touch to your celebration!
Planning a small wedding? Quiet elopement? Family reunion? What a wonderful
idea! We love to help guests create a unique, and fun-filled dining
experience. And if it is to be a surprise...we can keep a secret and stage a
happening! Visit our Weddings and Groups page
for more information.
ROMANTIC PICNICS… Our Specialty!
Let us do all the work, and let nature provide the perfect backdrop,
from Mountain tops, to secluded harbor views, or lovely garden
venues…Camden has it all! Our Lobster Picnic for two is filled with
everything you need to enjoy our Maine delicacy without any of the
trouble or mess! Your Lobster picnic includes a bottle of Local Maine
Wine, Chocolate (of course) two fresh homemade lobster rolls (hold the
mayonnaise please!), local organic cheese & crackers, and seasonal
Not a lobster lover? No problem! Chef Jim will create a land-lover’s
special just for you! All picnics come in a picnic basket or backpack
depending on your special locations accessibility.
It’s all about LOBSTER!
“Lobstah” is the most requested dish … and it is plentiful! For the true "lobstah"
experience, we will send you off to one of the local lobster pounds…where
the lobstermen bring in their catch in the early morning and it is cooked
fresh right there for your lunch or Maine suppah! Nothing fancy… picnic
tables … throw away china … no fancy sides… but the setting is always a
glorious sea side cove and the food is as good as it gets! Lobster pounds
are typically only open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. We are happy to
send you off to one of our favorites, with our special lobster picnic
basket… complete with a tablecloth, our "return to the inn" lobster plates &
cutlery and even plastic wine glasses and a bottle of wine … so you can
“kick it up a notch” and have a memorable lobstah feast!
There's so much more to enjoy! Fine dining and world class cuisine await
you! Choose a casual bistro or an elegant candlelit setting. The bounty of
the land and sea are showcased throughout Maine's coastal region. Our local
restaurants are typically chef owned and operated and pride themselves in
featuring local farm produce and locally raised meats. The freshest fish and
seafood from Maine waters are featured in daily specials by award winning
chefs who have chosen to live and work in Midcoast Maine. Within walking
distance from the Inns choices for a great lunch and dinner abound! We'll
share current menus and our favorites with you. And we will be happy to make
a recommendation and a reservation for you!