Progressive Dinner via Trolley Series to Showcase Kennebunkport Area as a Top Dining Destination
Hop aboard the Kennebunkport trolley for a unique tasting tour!
The new Progressive Dinner via Trolley series will feature 5 tour dates from May through December (5/31, 6/21, 10/25, 11/15 & 12/6), with different dining venues for each date.
The first tour on Sunday, May 31st from 5:30-9:30pm, will include interactive visits to Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School; Old Vines Wine Bar, Craft Cocktails & Kitchen; Bandaloop farm-to-table restaurant; and 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort. Guests will enjoy one course and beverage at each stop, and unique culinary experiences beginning with a walk through Jillyanna’s vegetable and herb gardens and an introduction to her outdoor wood-fired oven, and ending with a hand-rolled truffle making demonstration with 95 Ocean’s pastry chef.
Future tours will include One Dock Prime (reopening in June as a steakhouse), Striper’s Waterside Restaurant, Salt + Honey (recently named one of Maine’s Best New Restaurants by Down East Magazine), Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn, and more restaurants to be announced. Click here for details. The series is sponsored by Yelp Maine.
The first Progressive Dinner via Trolley took place last December during Christmas Prelude and included restaurants from Kennebunkport to Cape Porpoise to Lower Village, Kennebunk.
“This is a fabulous way for us to showcase area restaurants and culinary experiences,” said Tina Hewett-Gordon, General Manager of The Nonantum Resort, and Chair of Maine Restaurant Association. “Diners will get a taste for what each venue has to offer, and will hopefully return at a future date for more!”
Tours start and end at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, with free parking on-site. Tickets include one course and beverage at each stop, and gratuity. Tickets must be purchased online. Events are 21+. Overnight rooms are also available for those who wish to make it an evening or weekend getaway. Check guestroom availability
The Progressive Dinner via Trolley series is being organized by Nicki Noble Bean, Director of Marketing at The Nonantum Resort. Bean is no stranger to promoting culinary tourism. In her former role as Tourism Manager at the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, Bean co-founded Restaurant Week Portsmouth. She currently serves on the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s destination marketing and PR steering committee.
“We look forward to leveraging our partnerships to promote this series and the Kennebunkport area as a top dining destination,” Bean said.