Get your lobster fix this summer with a “custacean crawl” at the White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine. This Relais & Chateaux property is one of our favorite spots for a summer getaway.
For your ‘crawl, chef Jonathan Cartwright meets guests on property before departing on the Inn’s bikes for a leisurely 6 mile tour. First stop is at the local marina where they meet Chef’s trusted fishermen for a guided lesson on selecting the best lobster, which will be cooked for dinner at White Barn Inn Restaurant that evening. Next, Chef brings his guests to sample the best of Kennebunk’s crustacean creations at locations somewhat unknown to tourists – his personal favorite locales. The experience culminates with a full multi-course dinner – either 4 or 9 prix fixed courses – in the acclaimed White Barn Inn Restaurant, featuring, of course, the chosen lobster.
Just make sure to arrange this trip early to secure a rez – at least two weeks advance notice is needed for the $300 a person event.