I regretted not spending another day in Camden to walk other parts of the city but such are the liabilities of a sample tour. Onward to Mount Desert Island with a stop in Ellsworth for lunch. Ellsworth is another small, quaint village with spectacular scenery, architecture and food. I only spent a few hours here but I will make Ellsworth an overnight stop on my next Maine tour – impressive.
In preparation for Ireland trip, I took another seafood break to have Shepard’s Pie at Finn’s Irish Public House. While most people associate Shepard’s Pie with England, I’m certain the Irish will object.
Thick, garlicy mash atop mildly seasoned ground beef and fresh root vegetables; a good dose of savory brown gravy to boot – delicious. It’s one of my favourite winter meals and since the overnight temps in Camden were in the 30’s, I felt justified in my selection.
I had heard Maine does not like spicy food, so I came prepared with mini bottles of Tabasco. They were not necessary since Finn’s stocks hot sauces on every table. Ironically I was seated next to a 4-top of tourists from Georgia who were dosing their Shepard’s Pies with hot sauce. Turns out the tourists lived 50 miles from Parents and were familiar with their house, having walked past it to visit their friends who live several blocks away.
Disturbingly small world.
Lunch: 9 Oct 2013
Finn’s | 156 Main | Ellsworth ME 04843