BAR HARBOR — The 3rd Annual Taste of Bar Harbor is scheduled to kick off this week with chef events, a pub tour and popular dessert contest.
The festival begins on Thursday, May 16 with Dessert Night 6-9 p.m., sponsored by the Bar Harbor Merchants Association. Participants wil register, pay $15, and obtain a ballot at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce on the corner of Cottage and Main Street then take a self-guided tour of participating restaurants sampling their signature desserts. The restaurant with the most votes will win a $500 cash prize.
On Friday, May 17, the Pub Tour runs from 5-9 p.m. sponsored by Atlantic Brewing Company. Participants will purchase a beer glass, wrist band and 10 sample tickets for $20 at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce on the corner of Cottage and Main Street then take a self-guided tour of participating restaurants sampling their beers and wines.
On Saturday, May 18, the popular Chef’s Table sponsored by Pine State Beverage is back. It features a 5-course dinner and pairings at one of four exclusive restaurants. Chefs will be giving tours, demonstrations and sharing recipes. The cost is $75 per person and is limited to 40 seats. Contact Melissa at the chamber to reserve a seat. Dining locations will be revealed at a reception from 5-6 p.m. at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars.
On Sunday, May 19, enjoy a Royal Brunch celebration of Victoria’s Day at participating restaurants.
All week long, participating restaurants will be offering a prix fixe menu for $20.13.