Chris Long Maine Lobster Chef of the Year invited to prepare winning dish at Boston Globe Travel Show February 8
For Immediate Release
January 31, 2014
Gillian Britt, 207-775-2126
Maine Lobster Chef of the Year to prepare winning dish at Boston Globe Travel Show February 8
CAMDEN, Maine – Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Chris Long from Natalie’s, Camden Harbour Inn, Maine, will present two demonstrations of his winning dish on Saturday, February 8 at the Boston Globe Travel Show. The demonstrations will be at 1 p.m. and 4:30 pm. The Boston Globe Travel Show is held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.
Long earned the title Maine Lobster Chef of the Year in October 2013, beating out three other finalists’ dishes with his winning dish: butter poached Maine lobster with grilled local mushrooms, corn, parsnip ragout and thyme butter. The Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition is presented annually by the Maine Lobster Promotion Council as part of Harvest on the Harbor. The competition was judged by Kathleen Fleury, Editor in Chief of Down East Magazine, Chef Abby Freethy of Northwoods Gourmet Girl in Greenville, and Emily Lane from Calendar Islands Maine Lobster Company, along with the competition’s attendees.
Boston Globe Travel Show attendees will also be able to sample the winning dish (based on availability) and will receive copies of the award winning recipe.
Long is looking forward to sharing the dish with the Travel Show attendees, saying, “Lobster is probably Maine’s most famous export. I enjoy working with lobster and experimenting with the many wonderful ways to highlight its subtle sweet and briny flavors.”
Long is co-executive chef at Natalie’s. Prior experience includes working as a leader in the kitchen at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago and as an apprentice to Master Chef Hartmut Handke in the Bocuse d’Or World Cooking Contest in France. Long is a graduate of the Greenbriar Culinary Apprentice program in West Virginia. He has received gold and silver medals for competing in American Culinary Federation events.
For more information about the Boston Globe Travel Show, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.bostonglobetravelshow.com/
About Camden Harbour Inn and Natalie’s:
The nationally acclaimed Camden Harbour Inn is a member of Relais & Chateaux. The property consistently receives praise from publications such as Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, Departures, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Yankee Magazine and Dispatches for its world-class service and amenities and unparalleled views. Awarded among “51 favorite splurges in the world” by Sherman’s Travel, the Inn attracts an upscale clientele who return often to experience one of New England’s most tranquil, inspired and treasured settings.
Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn has been called the finest gourmet eatery in Maine and was recently honored as one of OpenTable Diner’s Choice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America. Eater Maine named Natalie’s one of 18 Essential Restaurants in Maine and the restaurant was identified as one of the Best Meals of 2012 by two Maine-based food writers, Joe Ricchio and Nancy Heiser. Natalie’s earned 4 ½ stars from the Maine Sunday Telegram, which called the “dining experience flawless and the food magnificent.”
Natalie’s is redefining modern, fine dining in Maine. The restaurant places an emphasis on Maine seafood and offers a four-course Lobster Tasting menu, a three-course prix fixe menu and a Chef’s Tasting menu. The Wine Spectator-honored wine list features more than 250 specialty wines.
The restaurant is open currently Tuesday through Sunday and seven days in the summer; reservations are recommended and may be made through OpenTable or by calling (207) 236-7008. To make a reservation at the Camden Harbour Inn, call (207) 236-4200.
The Inn and the restaurant are located at 83 Bayview St. in Camden, Maine.