Merryspring announces Kitchen Tour chefs

Jul 24, 2014
Annemarie Ahearn, of Saltwater Farm Café in Rockport, will be one of the featured chefs and caterers preparing samples of fine cuisine to offer guests on the 2014 Merryspring Kitchen Tour Aug. 6. All proceeds of the tour benefit Merryspring Nature Center.

Camden — Nineteen Midcoast chefs and caterers will contribute their culinary talents to the 2014 Merryspring Kitchen Tour Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With a chef on hand to serve visitors tastings of his or her cuisine in each of the nine home kitchens featured on the tour, this event is a wonderful opportunity to sample the fare from a wide array of the area’s newest restaurants and caterers, as well as many well-known favorites.

All proceeds from this popular summertime tour benefit Merryspring Nature Center, a nonprofit park and education center located in Camden and Rockport. Merryspring has 66 acres of scenic trails and gardens open free to the public, and it sponsors nature and environmental programs, classes, and workshops throughout the year.

Tickets for the tour are $35, but save $10 by ordering advance tickets for $25 by calling 236-2239. Also purchase advance tickets from Tuesday, July 22 through Tuesday, Aug. 5, at The Good Table in Belfast; at Surroundings, Once a Tree, or Zoot Coffee in Camden; at The Market Basket in Rockport; at Atlantic Baking Company in Rockland; at The Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston, or at Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta.

For more information about the Kitchen Tour, call Merryspring at 236-2239.

This year’s Kitchen Tour chefs and caterers are:

— Tom Sigler of Comida Latin Kitchen, Camden

— Jake Grass of Delvino's Grill & Pasta House, Belfast

— Kate McAleer of Bixby Bars, Rockland

— Sean Griffin of The Whale's Tooth Pub & Restaurant, Lincolnville

— Jon Vickerman of FOG Bar & Café, Rockland

— Peter McLaughlin of The Lobster Pound, Lincolnville

— Brian Granims of Vincent's at The Whitehall Inn, Camden

— Sean & Tracey Beaudry of The Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston

— Brad Purdey of Inn at Sunrise Point, Lincolnville

— Laura Cabot of Laura Cabot Catering, Waldoboro

— Annemarie Ahearn of Saltwater Farm Café, Rockport

— Peter Gelman of Cappy's Bakery, Camden

— Jessica Maddocks of The Market Basket, Rockport

— Josh Hixson of 40 Paper Italian Bistro & Bar, Camden

— Michael Salmon of Hartstone Inn, Camden

— Jennifer Thieme of Blue Sky Cantina, Rockport

— Shirley Marriner of French & Brawn, Camden

— Vicki Murray of Laugh Loud, Smile Big Cupcakes, West Rockport

— Anna Sideris of The Conscious Kitchen Catering, Camden

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