Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sips - Southwest Harbor, MDI

Recently we had dinner at Sips in Southwest Harbor and it was a fantastic experience although it seemed like we were the only one's there who didn't have a full head of silver hair. Maybe all the young people were across the street at the terrible Moose place? Maybe its just the difference between the more mature wine drinking crowd and younger the beer guzzling crowd across the street?

Whatever, inside the cozy Sips they serve up a great selection of wines available as 2 oz "sips", 5 oz glasses or full bottles. They even have a three wine sampler available. The beers available are all exotic German or Belgium specialty beers. The dinners range from 12 - 21 bucks, from steak to pasta, to excellent risottos. Local seafood is featured on the menu and on the specials board.

All in all Sips offers great food in a cozy atmosphere with decent prices. A children's menu is available but its a romantic place for just the two of you if you can get a sitter.

We've also tried Sips for breakfast. They have great coffees and the prices are very reasonable.

Address: 4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Phone: (207) 244-4550

Bass Harbor Light

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mama Dimatteo's Bar Harbor - Open for the season

Three course early bird (5-6)and late dinner (9-10) specials are only $16.99. Plus they have great martinis! -- BHI


Shrimp and Prosciutto
Gulf shrimp wrapped with prosciutto, grilled and served on a bed of greens with a drizzle of warm balsamic vinaigrette

Beef Skewers
Spicy marinated sirloin tips, grilled and served on a bed of greens with a blue cheese dipping sauce

Mama’s Wings
Baked crispy and tossed with Mama’s hot sauce, served with a blue cheese dipping sauce and celery sticks. Caution, these babies are hot!

Baked Artichokes
Artichoke hearts wrapped in prosciutto and baked with a spiced cream cheese


Steak and Caesar
Our house sirloin and a Caesar make a great combination

Tuscan White Bean and Spinach Salad
Tender white beans, sun-dried tomatoes and basil, with a touch of balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil, tossed with spinach

(17.99–Market Price)

Tuscan Tenderloin
A hand-cut filet rubbed with garlic, rosemary, sage, black pepper and olive oil, grilled and served with gorgonzola butter

Chicken Crustini
Naturally raised chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese, wrapped with flaky puff pastry and baked, served on a bed of marinara

Steamed Lobster
A 1-1/4 hard shell lobster, served with drawn butter

Roasted Salmon
Wild organic salmon filet and asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, roasted and served on a bed of baby greens with warm balsamic vinaigrette

Fresh Catch of the Day
Grilled, baked, broiled or sauteed—check our daily special sheet

(10.99-Market Price)

Salmon Puttanesca
Bronzed organic or wild salmon, finished in a vibrant olive, caper garlic wine, basil and tomato sauce, served over fettucine

Lobster Alfredo
Freshly picked lobster, sauteed with Mama's scampi butter, finished with alfredo and served over fettucine

Crab and Spinach Stuffed Shells
Jumbo shells stuffed with a crab, spinach and ricotta filling, baked with alfredo sauce

Two Sauce Shrimp and Prosciutto
Grilled prosciutto wrapped shrimp, served over linguine with half alfredo and half marinara

Veal Ravioli Saltimbocca
Veal ravioli topped with mushrooms, prosciutto, marsala wine sauce and cheese

Lobster Ravioli
Chunks of lobster in a saffron pasta, served with our roasted red pepper cream sauce

Your choice of spaghetti marinara, macaroni and cheese
or grilled chicken breast