Great Farm-to-Table Restaurants
Courtesy of Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre, Maine
When chef Lee Skawinski travels around Italy each year, he′s not just sourcing recipes. Strains of beans, squash, and lettuce from the area wind up on a five-acre farm in Greene, Maine, then at his Italian restaurant 45 miles from there, in downtown Portland—proving that farm-to-table cooking can have geographic underpinnings an ocean away. Dinner for two $110.
What to Eat: Trenette pasta with local lobster and summer squash, a harmonic convergence of flavors.
What to Drink: Bruno Giacosa’s steely 2006 Arneis, one of nearly two dozen Italian wines by the glass.