By Cafe Miranda | Nov 14, 2013

On October 25, 2013, Chef Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda in Rockland Named Best Farm to Table Restaurant at Harvest on the Harbor in Portland, Maine.

Cafe Miranda based in Rockland and Chef Kerry Altiero captured the title of Top of the Crop: Best Farm to Table Restaurant besting strong competition at Maine's premier food and wine experience, Harvest on the Harbor. Chef Altiero’s winning entry was a cider braised pork belly, sour apples, garlic, lacinato kale with little neck clams.

Chef Altiero’s recipe featured all Maine ingredients including produce from his own Headacre Farm, pork belly from Terra Optima Farms, Apple Cider from Sewell Orchard, butter from Casco Bay Butter. His dish was served on a dishes made for the event by Fireside Pottery. Altiero was assisted by Chef Andrew Hansen.

Altiero was selected to compete in this competition based on his farm to table philosophy, relationship with local farms, and how well their restaurant menus reflect the farm to table movement on a year-round basis.

Chef's Sam Hayward of Fore Street Restaurant, emceed the event. Judges included Chef Eric Flynn of The Harraseekett Inn; Susan Axelrod, food columnist for the Portland Press herald and MaineToday Media; and Ted Quaday, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.


Cafe Miranda is a farm and harbor to table restaurant and catering company located in Rockland, Maine which serves diverse multi-cultural cuisine with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Café Miranda wants their customers to laugh out loud, enjoy, engage and leave with a belly full of food that has comforted the soul.

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