Breakfast is a special time at the Inns. It's a chance to plan your days' adventure and to enjoy one of our specialties ... always fresh....always local! Warm mornings, guests wander out on to the garden patio for a relaxing breakfast. Cooler days bring guests into Blackberry's dining room for conversation and a romantic candlelit breakfast service.
Awaken to the aroma of our own Blackberry Inn blend of fresh, locally roasted coffee. On a summer's day early risers savor a first cup of coffee wandering through the garden, chatting with Jim and other guests as our own herbs and blackberries are harvested for the morning's entrée.
Fresh juice, followed by our "wake up" course is a healthy starter. Favorites include organic yogurt sweetened with a local honey and topped with Jim's own granola or Spiced Baked Pears with crème fraiche. Breakfast entrées change daily from a sweet to a savory and are always made with the freshest local ingredients. Entree specialties include our signature Blackberry Inn French Toast with fresh blackberry sage sauce, farm fresh goat cheese omelets with our garden herbs, Maine apple pear pancakes with brandied citrus sauce or an egg frittata with garden vegetable medley ...just to name a few! Special diets can be accommodated - just let us know ahead of time. For those days when you need to be on the road early, we are happy to package warm muffins, fresh fruit and a "to go" mug of coffee to send you on your way!
At special times throughout the year join us for a Culinary Weekend! If you love to cook... or want to learn...
or just love good food and enjoy the culinary arts, our Culinary Weekends are a perfect getaway!
Culinary Weekends are planned throughout the Quiet Season from November through June and are themed for special foods and Maine cuisines. Each Culinary Weekend is designed for our guests to enjoy "hands-on" cooking experiences in the Blackberry Inn kitchen with Chef Jim or a guest chef.
Wine Dinners and other specialty weekends are planned throughout the year. These weekends create unique experiences for guests to savor a specially designed menus uniquely pairing great wines with fresh seasonal dishes created by Chef Jim or a guest chef.
Let us do all the work, and let nature provide the perfect backdrop, from Mountain tops, to secluded harbor views, or lovely garden venues…Camden has it all! Our Lobster Picnic for two is filled with everything you need to enjoy our Maine delicacy without any of the trouble or mess! Your Lobster picnic includes a bottle of Local Maine Wine, Chocolate (of course) two fresh homemade lobster rolls (hold the mayonnaise please!), local organic cheese & crackers, and seasonal additions!
Not a lobster lover? No problem! Chef Jim will create a land-lover’s special just for you! All picnics come in a picnic basket or backpack depending on your special locations accessibility.
Dining at Large...It's All About Lobster!
“Lobstah” is the most requested dish … and it is plentiful! For the true "lobstah" experience, we will send you off to one of the local lobster pounds…where the lobstermen bring in their catch in the early morning and it is cooked fresh right there for your lunch or Maine suppah! Nothing fancy… picnic tables … throw away china … no fancy sides… but the setting is always a glorious sea side cove and the food is as good as it gets! Lobster pounds are typically only open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. We are happy to send you off to one of our favorites, with our special lobster picnic basket… complete with a tablecloth, our "return to the inn" lobster plates & cutlery and even plastic wine glasses and a bottle of wine … so you can “kick it up a notch” and have a memorable lobstah feast!
There's so much more to enjoy! Fine dining and world class cuisine await you! Choose a casual bistro or an elegant candlelit setting. The bounty of the land and sea are showcased throughout Maine's coastal region. Our local restaurants are typically chef owned and operated and pride themselves in featuring local farm produce and locally raised meats. The freshest fish and seafood from Maine waters are featured in daily specials by award winning chefs who have chosen to live and work in Midcoast Maine. Within walking distance from the Inns choices for a great lunch and dinner abound! We'll share current menus and our favorites with you. And we will be happy to make a recommendation and a reservation for you!