Joe Ricchio heads to Natalie's at the Camden Harbour Inn for "mind-numbingly great food and flawless wine pairings."
"All of the elements of a great dining experience come together and live in harmony at Natalie’s in Camden" writes Joe Ricchio food editor at Maine Magazine posted on April 19, 2012.
In his blog for Maine Magazine writes Ricchio about his extraordinary dinner at Natalie's at Camden Harbour Inn and describing Natalie's being "one of the most impressive dining experiences...".
"We are truly honored and almost speechless after reading his review" says Raymond Brunyanszki co-owner Camden Harbour Inn. Brunyanszki continues: "In the past years we worked very hard to create a culinary destination that offers unparalleled service and superb dining. This review confirms we are doing a pretty good job and that makes us happy!"
About Camden Harbour and Natalie's
The nationally acclaimed Camden Harbour Inn consistently receives praise from publications such as Departures, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Yankee Magazine and Dispatches for its world-class service and amenities and unparalleled views. Awarded among “51 favorite splurges in the world” by Sherman’s Travel, the Inn attracts an upscale clientele who return often to experience one of New England’s most tranquil, inspired and treasured settings.
The Inn’s on-premise restaurant, Natalie’s, has been called the finest gourmet eatery in Maine and was awarded Best French Restaurant in New England by opentable.com. Executive Chef Geoffroy Deconinck is the only chef in Maine nominated by Food & Wine for People's Best New Chef Award 2011 and 2012.
Natalie’s offers Modern French cuisine with an emphasis on Maine seafood. The Wine Spectator-honored wine list features more than 250 specialty wines. The restaurant serves a four course Lobster Tasting menu in the summer and fall, in addition to extensive a la carte offerings and a Chef’s Tasting menu.
The Inn and Natalie’s have both earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award and the Inn is a member of Condé Nast Johansens.
About Joe Ricchio
A true icon in Maine's diverse and ever-growing restaurant scene, Yarmouth native Joe Ricchio wears many hats: he is the food editor at Maine Magazine, wine and beverage specialist at SoPo Wine Company and now the host of successful web-based series Food Coma TV.
Through experience, dependability and his gregarious personality, Joe is a well-known and respected presence in the food community. In 2007 he founded the legendary Portland Death Match—a series of dinner parties where local restaurant notables cook together around a theme—for themselves. His relationships in and out of Maine have put him on the radar of Andrew Knowlton, restaurant editor of Bon Appétit, Andrew Zimmern host of Travel Channel’s "Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern," and Anthony Bourdain, author of “Kitchen Confidential” and host of “No Reservations.”
But Joe's passion for service transcends his work in restaurants. Alex Steed, founder of the sustainable dinner series Why Food Matters and producer of Food Coma TV writes: "Joe is an extremely thoughtful, wonderfully generous character who bends over backwards to accommodate, give, and go out of his way to be charitable."
Joe's latest venture, 'Food Coma TV' sprang forth from his well-received blog 'Portland Food Coma'. The new web miniseries follows Joe and a rotating cast of friends through various locations within Maine. The show, which just wrapped its first season, has already gained major attention and guest appearances by world-renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert.