Okay. Imagine the absolute best bite of pancakes with maple syrup you’ve ever had, then transfer that sensation to that creamy cold comfort that is ice cream. Add to that the magical ambiance of a late night August stroll in Kennebunkport, and you have the “Maine Maple Walnut” ice cream cone from Aunt Marie’s on Ocean Avenue.
We’ve never had ice cream quite like this. The maple syrup aftertaste just leaves you all cozy feeling, but definitely wanting more. In fact, last night, after finishing the first cone, we considered walking back to Aunt Marie’s for another – it’s just that good. We’re going to have to experiment with maple syrup ice cream once we return to the shoe box.
Other notable meals in Kennebunkport: the “Lobster, Scallop, and Shrimp Medley” at Alisson’s. This was our first meal in Kennebunkport, and quite the start to three days of delicious food. The fresh seafood trio is served in a hot garlic butter with some sort of light breading. Everything was so tender and just melted in your mouth. We found ourselves wanting to lick the plate, and at Alisson’s I think you could get away with that. Thanks to Stillings and Sarah for suggesting this local favorite!
And then there was our “Summer Tasting Menu” meal at The White Barn Inn. Let’s just say, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience (thanks, Alissa; and Laura, you were right – best meal of our lives). No words here can begin to describe this culinary experience. We’ll do a post dedicated just to this meal (and to our parents, who afforded us this opportunity) once we return to the shoe box and are able to retrieve some pictures off Anne’s point&shoot.
So we just finished some blueberry pancakes at the Kennebunkport Inn, and in just a couple of hours will head up the coast to Camden. We’ll never forget this little town, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead further north . . .