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“Craft Beer Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Earth

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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hidden Pond Lane
Description: Simple yet innovative, Executive Che Justin Walker's menu at Earth focuses on "farm to fork" freshness. In addition to local meats and seafood, ingredients are used from one of two onsite organic gardens-picked daily and incorporated into each dish to enhance the many flavors and provide a taste that only fresh ingredients deliver. Hand-made pastas, house-made charcuterie and wood oven fired pizzas are thoughtfully prepared and sure to impress your palate. Our wine program features selections from countries such as Argentina, Chile, and Lebanon, while inspired, signature libations are concocted with freshly muddled fruits and fresh herbs from the garden.
Kennebunkport, Maine
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“Craft Beer Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Caught the last for the year special dinner. Over the top great food and beer. Can't wait to go back for others next year. Very fair pricing.

Visited October 2013
Thank AOYHopeful
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Danielle W, General Manager at Earth, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
This October’s Beer Dinner was one of my favorite evenings of 2013. To have great brewers from Allagash, Maine Beer Co and Funky Bow Brewing in the house for the evening was just outstanding. Team Earth (myself included) learned a great deal from these masters – and had an amazing time doing it. I am so happy to hear your enjoyed your evening too. We will be doing this dinner again next October, and will have a few more dinners in a similar vein throughout the season. Please come and visit us again, and thank you for taking the time to share your compliments with us!
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Top 5 BEST EVER for us!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I took my husband here for a fun night out. We love good, no nonsense but flavor-layered eats. Couple this with a well-matched beer pairing, and these five courses at EARTH were "have to go back"-fantastic! In fact, at one point during dinner, I asked my husband, "since everyone here is drinking beer, do you think anyone will notice if I pick up my plate to lick it clean?" He told me that I was giving beer drinkers a bad stereotype......(And, oh by the way, I did NOT pick up any plate, bowl, or even fork to do this)

If you want and need a cozy and romantic night out...AND, you like really great, farm-to-table type spread, try Earth. And, enjoy.

Hats off.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Greenkiwis
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albany new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Our meals both nights were top notch. The staff are professional and treat you like you are royalty. It just needs to be enlarged when people can't eat outdoors.

Visited October 2013
Thank honestguy1950
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falmouth, maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

well, i'm 58 and as comfortable at 5 guys burgers as I am at The French Laundry. I'm a former beer judge, and have eaten at a good number of the best restaurants around - Commander's Palace, Bayona, Cochon, Primo, White Barn, le Bec Fin, Post Rio, French Laundry, Hugo's in Portland, and others. I think I have some experience. I also like value.
We checked out Earth last winter as a possible option for our wedding. It was terrific but just not right for our particular family and friends - mostly because of access for older parents. But we really wanted to try the restaurant. Now I'm not really a green type; I don't entirely care if my chicken is free range or if the veal is read to every night, or the beef is massaged as long as it is well prepared. So I was a little apprehensive about being overwhelmed with sort of green snobbery.
My wife took me here tonight for a craft beer dinner featuring Maine Beer Co, Funky Bow Brewing, and Allagash.
It was 5 courses, 5 beers, $88. Did some other reviewer say something in a review about this being an overpriced tourist trap a la NYC? On what planet? This was a great deal.
The place is visually stunning. Very unique and very appealing. Service was top notch. People were friendly. This was a little unusual in that brewers and brewery workers were working the crowd, which was very interesting.
The beers were OK (Allagash Fluxus) and Funky Bow IPA to very good (Maine Beer Company Zoe) to world class sensational (Allagash Curieux and Allagash raspberry sour).
The food?
As good as anything I've ever had.
It wasn't quite as pretentious as the French Laundry; portions were designed for visual appeal and taste but weren't molecular; they were adequate.
Bread with olive oil and pepper was just simple and perfect.
First course was a sunchoke agnolotti with Maine lobster, guanciale, and truffle emulsion. Light, perfectly cooked, fantastic mix of flavors.
Second course was wood fired turnips, kohlrabi puree, fromage blanc, hazelnut crumble and onion marmalade. Something which, as a child, would have made me bolt for the peanut butter and jelly just from the description. As an adult it was an explosion of flavors and textures.
Third course: Whole roasted trout wrapped in speck with baby kale, prunes, house made nudi and jus. Well, i can't even describe this but it worked and was splendid. And accompanied by Allagash Curieux it was perfect.
Fourth Course: Wood roasted lamb loin, long island cheese, pumpkin puree, cauliflower gratin and smoked concord grape preserves. Well, the only thing I recognized here was the lamb. I am a bit of a boor with red meat; i like it a little on the medium well side. Just a hangover from childhood. But this was fork tender, not a speck of fat (also a preference from childhood), incredibly flavorful without that hit you over the head lamb flavor....easily the best lamb I've ever had, including a few dishes in New Zealand, a country that would easily go to war to prove their lamb is the best, and a brief foray into the world of Greek cooking several decades ago.
Fifth course was a beer doughnut accompanied by some sort of buttercream and nuts with a world class Flemish sour red ale like Alexander Rodenbach from Allagash, which was simply as good as any similar beer I've ever had on several trips to Belgium.
It closes for the winter next week. We'll go back. We'll go back to Primo too. We were just talking about the five best restaurants we'd ever been to and Earth has just muscled its way on to the list.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank chimayred
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
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“Phenomenal---a gourmet's delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Can't rave enough. Appetizers were outstanding especially the sauce on the wood grilled meatballs. A pasta w lobster dish was the most unusual and delicious pasta we have ever tasted. The rib eye was not a whole steak but instead three gorgeous center of the rib eye steaks beautifully presented on spinach and grilled potatoes. We fortunately took the waiter's recommendations on desserts--amazing. The service was perfect as was the ambience. Looks like a lodge--with a wood- burning fireplace. A very special place for a special occasion.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank lynnbrown68
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