Foodie Vacations Are The Most Delicious Trend of 2016

Natalie's Open Table Award and DishPrepare for a vacation that will be sure to delight any foodie! Cities that are voted as the up-in-coming for the food and drink scene are becoming popular vacation destinations every year. An array of five-star spots may come to mind when thinking about the restaurant options while staying in larger cities, but have you ever thought about spending some time in the lesser-known, smaller cities? Give these a try when researching where to go on your next culinary vacation. (more…)

3 Reasons to Experience a Fine Dining Restaurant on Your Vacation

Natalie's Wine Selection - ObsidianWhat does ‘fine dining’ mean to you? Many images may come to your mind, such as white tablecloths, dressy waitstaff, classical music, and divinely crafted cocktails. In reality, fine dining is an art, especially when comparing it with a casual dining experience. But fine dining is not limited to celebrations, like anniversaries, promotions, or graduations. It is an experience. (more…)

Skip the Roll – Discover Maine Lobster in its Purest Form

Maine Lobster Roll in Steamed BunIn the United States many regions are famous for specific foods, but none more so than Maine for its sweet, rich lobster. Up and down the coast, from white-table cloth restaurants to quaint seafood shacks, chefs offer their interpretation of the best way lobster should be eaten. While eating Maine lobster directly from the shell can be a wonderful (yet messy) experience, there are as many other lobster dishes as there are fish in the sea. Natalie’s Lobster Tasting Menu takes lobster preparation to an all new level, really allowing the flavors of this delicacy to shine. (more…)

Your Tour of Maine Restaurants Won’t Be Complete Without This Gem

Natalie's Best Maine Restaurants Summer is almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about new places to explore on long weekends. Our recommendation is to make it a place with some coastline and really great food. Where is the spot to be in 2016? Maine. Yep, you heard us. Vacationland has all the classic New England weekend getaway appeal (think sailboats and lobster rolls) as well as a burgeoning cultural art and food scene, combining artisanal and locally grown ingredients for meals that are just as pleasing to the eyes as the palate. With natural beauty and picturesque views in every direction, the most important decision you’ll make in Maine is where and what you choose to eat. (more…)

Discover The Ideal Destination for Culinary Vacations

Natalie's in Maine the ideal Culinary VacationIf you’re a devoted foodie, you make it your mission to journey the earth looking, looking high and low, for the most authentic regional dishes, the hottest chefs that magically finesse tradition and fusion onto a single plate, and the most divine drinks one can indulge in. To find these special places before the crowds do makes the experience even sweeter. While Maine may be nestled at the most northeastern corner of the United States, it’s a budding scene for culinary vacations.

You may be thinking that the only culinary expertise that Maine has to offer is the iconic lobster and Allen’s coffee flavored brandy. While Maine is known for lobster and the people are mad for coffee brandy– don’t be deceived by what you think you know. (more…)