When planning our time with my sister & her family while they were up in Maine on vacation last week, we knew that a meal at Gather was an absolute must! The restaurant in nearby Yarmouth, that we raved about after our first visit for brunch in April, is not only delicious and beautiful, but also very laid-back and family-friendly. There’s even a small children’s area in the back with toys and books – making it the perfect place to take a one year-old whose parents appreciate good food. Even when we were seated, the attention of our nephew, Pax, was occupied by his view of the chefs working in the open kitchen on the old stage in the center of the restaurant.
As for the adults, we all raved about our meals! Between the six of us, we enjoyed the asparagus risotto with sliced radishes & beet chips, the house ground, grass fed burger, the local pork chop atop polenta & braised greens, and the crispy salmon served with rice and an English pea puree. Unfortunately we were all a bit too full to take advantage of desserts like the brown butter gelato with walnut brittle, but we were able to cap off an already amazing evening with a walk on Sandy Point Beach on Cousins Island. When we met up with my sister for a hike the next day, she & Philip were still talking about the previous night’s dinner – confirmation that the meal at Gather was certainly a highlight of their trip to Maine.