A rare combination of a first-class restaurant, and a wonderful antique-furnished B&B that serves a full cooked-to-order breakfast.My wife and I stayed there twice recently. Crocker House had a get-away special of dinner for two, overnight lodgings, and breakfast for two, all for under $200. We were there for Mother's Day, and again, a few weeks later for my wife's birthday. For mother's day we had a bedroom in the carriage house. For her birthday, we had a wonderful bay-windowed room in the main house. But I want to tell you about the food. On Friday nights, a jazz trio plays in the living room, and many people were there to hear them, some with drinks, some around small tables eating appetizers. Through an open door, diners on the porch can hear the music. The brass player is a friend of ours so we had a table on the porch.
The dinner was spectacular. For appetizers we had a warm artichoke and crabmeat dip with an assortment of crackers. The other appetizer was a pate mousse with black truffles, three blocks of delicious, light pate, topped with capers, chopped onion, and tiny slices of cornichon. A salad followed topped with what seemed to be a creamy Caesar dressing, with an excellent smooth mouth-feel. The entrees were a Seafood Scampi with scallops, shrimp, and lobster in a lemon-white wine sauce over linguini. Marvelous. I had Medallions of Beef au Poivre medium rare. Served with two sauces, the meat was gloriously cooked perfectly, the sauces, a brown sauce, and a cream sauce enhanced the taste of the steaks which, by the way, were crispy on the outside, and perfectly medium rare within. Decaf espresso and a chocolate mousse for dessert. And as Ben Johnson said, ...and so to bed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away on Hancock Point, this 130+ year old inn offers fine dining and comfortably appointed guest rooms in a relaxed setting. We cater at the inn and away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Crocker House Country Inn Maine/Hancock