Today is a travel day for the Zimmerns, back to Minnesota after the big family vacation. One of our last nights was spent out with friends in the Twin Towns of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport . . . no, it wasn’t the Bush 41’s. We dined at an incredible new restaurant, the two-season-old Big Fish, and I’ll save that for later in the week, so I can post all the pix.
Rishia discovered a great bakery that we had heard about, but never visited on previous trips, called Standard Baking Company, housed on the ground level of the building that Fore Street, one of New England’s best restaurants, occupies. The breads are some of the best artisanal products of any bakery in the lower forty-eight, the raspberry and apricot galettes are to die for, buttery and crumbly, like shortbread-filled cookies more than tarts, and the croissants are perfectly chewy with a crust that reeks of caramel as you swallow it in the unique way that only the best puff doughs do. Put it on your list, and more on Big Fish and our evening in Kennebunk later in the week.
P.S. Anyone know what Kiefer Sutherland is doing in Portland, Maine? No one around here can say for sure, but Noah and I spotted him Sunday evening dining with a friend on Monument Street at a funky little outdoor café.