Bar Harbor’s Bass Cottage Inn offers Bistro Weekends

Here’s something new: In June, September, and October, The Bass Cottage Inn is offering Bistro Weekends. The package, including two nights lodging, daily full breakfast (a treat!), and one night’s five-course dinner, ranges $540 to $810 per couple, plus taxes and alcohol, with rate varying by room selected and weekend.

Here’s the menu for the the weekends of June 5-7 and 12-14:

Appetizer: Johnnycakes with smoked salmon or Bass Cottage paté with warm shallot jam and toasted artisan bread

Soup: Creamy double-haddock chowder

Salad: Fresh field greens with house vinaigrette

Entrée: Maine lobster “puff” pot pie or stout-braised short ribs with garlic-mashed potatoes and roasted carrots or coq au vin blanc

Dessert: Cream puffs with vanilla-bean ice cream and chocolate sauce or buttermilk panna cotta with strawberry-rhubarb compote

Menus for the autumn weekends are on the website.

About the inn: In 2003, Terri (a chef) and Jeff Anderholm completely gutted the 1885 inn, salvaging the best features and turning it into a boutique, luxury inn. Unlike many of the island’s oh-so-Victorian accommodations, this one is light and airy, with plentiful and comfy public rooms and all those little necessities of civilization: Wifi, TV/DVD, phone. Many rooms have fireplaces and/or whirlpool baths. It’s well situated for walking to all downtown Bar Harbor attractions, but tucked away on a byway, so the location is quite private. The inn reopens for the season on May 15.


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