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Nina June
Contact: Courtney Smith
24 Central St.
Rockport, ME 04856
Phone: 207-236-8880
Hours: Dinner: Wed–Sat, 5:30–9:30; Brunch: Sat, 10–2; Italian Sunday Lunch: Sun, 12–3

NEW YORK CHEF SARA JENKINS RETURNS TO HER MAINE ROOTS WITH NĪNA JUNE, A MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE TRATTORIA OVERLOOKING PICTURESQUE ROCKPORT HARBOR ON THE SHORES OF PENOBSCOT BAY

A trattoria in the convivial Mediterranean tradition, where friends and neighbors, tourists and passers-by, mingle over morning coffee and a muffin, an easy-going pasta lunch, or a full-service dinner with a menu that changes weekly depending on what’s fresh and in season.

ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

After many years at the helm of her acclaimed New York City restaurants, Chef Sara, who was born next door in Camden, Maine, but raised in Italy, Spain, and Lebanon, now brings her Mediterranean passion to the magnificent array of products from the bounty of Maine’s oceans and farms. Take the finest Maine has to offer, then give it a fresh, tasty Mediterranean spin—that’s what you’ll find at Nīna June (the name comes from Sara’s childhood nickname).

Along with a convivial open interior, Nīna June boasts a sunny deck and enchanting view of Rockport harbor, with its sailboats, fishing vessels and little Indian Island lighthouse in the distance.

 

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Saturday brunch @ Nina June

Celebrate the weekend and warming temps (knock on wood) with Saturday brunch in Nina June's sunny (weather permitting) dining room looking over Rockport harbor. With luck there'll be shad roe for lunch tomorrow, plus all the other breakfasty treats from farm-style bacon and eggs to five-grain ...
Nina June cooking class Tuesday

Jump the gun on spring! Our next class is Tuesday, March 28, 4:30 to 7:30 at the restaurant, “Eating Local in Maine,” a hands-on class, dinner and wine. Celebrating the farmers and fishers who bring us so much delight, We’ll cook together and sample a Roman springtime pasta primavera, an updated ...
Dinner tonight at Nina June

What's more comforting on a brisk and frigid night than a bowl of Sara's handmade pasta alla chitarra with a rich meat ragu on top. March came in like a lamb and it's going out like a lion. Let's resist the cold with hot food, fine wine, good company and a splendid view over icy Rockport Harbor.
March Madness at Nina June

Tonight, special for St. Pat's Day: salt-roasted breast of local duck glazed with bitter orange marmalade (just made, home-style, chunky, delicious) served on a bed of tiny Umbrian lentils. Perfect for all March hatters fleeing corned beef & cabbage.
Nina June Cooking Class, March 14

Everything you ever wanted to know about extra-virgins, including how to choose them, how to use them, in the kitchen & at the table. Tuesday, 4:30 to 7:30, includes tasting, hands-on class & dinner together. For more info, call 236-8880 or go to Ninajunerestaurant.com & click on Cooking ...
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