Rick and I wanted to thank you for the service and quality meal you provided to us at the rehearsal dinner Friday night. I cant tell you how much everyone enjoyed it. The weather did not dampen...
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Your husband (I presume) Chef Ken, was instrumental in explaining the procedure of the crab cakes without traditional filling, and the use of panko crumbs. I know I will never duplicate the excellence I experienced, but I damn sure am going to try. Thank You. You made my day. And besides, I know where the restaurant is in the obvious case that I find myself in need of an awesome crab cake fix.
- Doug Poulin
We are back home in Baltimore now...it's a dreary, rainy Saturday but we have warm memories of our eveinings at your restaurant (and we're still enjoying our Hahn's End cheese). Our first night at Atlantica we were waited on by Samantha. When she noticed that I had added some pepper to my olive oil she returned with fresh ground pepper and also suggested adding a little balsamic vinegar, which she also brought. She made helpful suggestions throughout the meal, we chatted with you for a little bit, and left feeling very welcomed. (The 15 yr. Dalwhinne was a special treat!)
Our last night in Maine we were able to sit out on the porch under a full moon and were waited on by April. Again we were well taken care of and she brought us a little sample of fried mushrooms that were fabulous. That night I had grilled lobster and beef tenderloin with lemon mashed potatoes...incredible! If I had my camera, I probably would have taken a picture. That meal was as beautiful as it was delicious.
Your warmth (you and your staff) and wonderful food has put Atlantica at the top of our favorite Maine restaurant list. Thank you. See you next year!
- Pat and Ray
On August 30th myself and three other people had the most enjoyable dinner at your restaurant. it started with the Fresh tomatoes with mozzarella and basil. Any my Entree was the pan seared Scallops in a wonderful sauce that contained fresh corn and coconut milk. Now that I am back in Wisconsin I would like to prepare the scallops at a dinner party I am having the weekend of September 27th. Is it possible to get the recipe for this wonderful sauce? It contained so many wonderful flavors I would love to share it with other Midwesterners. Thanks.
- Michael May
Thank You for a wonderful meal, the crab cakes have truly ruined me. I am so spoiled now. The grilled half lobster and scallop skewers were something from heaven. I hope to return to what I consider a peaceful, ultimate dining experience. Your waitstaff was excellent. Thank You.
- Doug Poulin
We were in the restaurant a couple of nights ago and you said you would make the Lobster (or preferably Clam) and Corn chowder that we have enjoyed so much in prior years. We are planning to come in tomorrow (Sunday) for dinner around 7:30. If you are able to make the chowder for tomorrow you have at least two takers. Regards,
- Rod and Kathy Edens
I wanted to thank you all so much for putting on such a beautiful spread at our annual Christmas get together. Everything was just perfect.
Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your down time.
My best to all,
Just to say thank you so much - we had a fantastic time at Atlantica. The food was amazing! Hope to see you again sometime.
My wife and I had great lobster dinners with you the evening of Sat., Oct. 13th. In fact, the only lobster dinners we had on our New England trip were with you....wonderful memory!
We're back home in California now. Please give our best to Keneen; she did a great job for us.
- Kirch and Sharon DeMartini
We visited Camden for a one night getaway and were impressed in a walk around town with your menu and the fact that care was being taken at 2:30 in the afternoon to prepare for dinner guests! The staff was exceptional and the food outstanding--great innovative dishes exceptionally executed. What a beautiful evening we had. Thanks so much, we will return next time in Camden.
- Bobbi Koppel
My husband and I went here for a light late night snack. We got there at around 8:30 pm. The seafood chowder was to die for. So yummy and rich. Then I had a cheese plate with local Maine cheese. My husband had a dessert with an orange glaze that was very light and just right. THe waitress was new and sometimes forgot things,but she was trying hard and she was nice. The chef and owner of the establishment came out and talked with his patrons. He was so nice and his cooking was fabulous. He went to the Culinary Academy. I was quite impressed with the whole atmosphere, price and food!
Go here cause you will regret it if you don't!!
- Cindi W., Eureka, CA
The Market Basket wishes to extend our extreme thanks to Ken and Del Paquin of Atlantica Restaurant. For those of you who missed this Sunday's cooking class.. well, let's just say, it was FANTASTIC! Not only are Ken and Del some of the nicest people on the planet, their knowledge and warmth came through to all of those that attended.
Ken demonstrated a dish that is called "Salmon Tawa Baigan". This Indian dish was delicious.
We are looking forward to their restaurant to open again, hopefully, by the end of April or early May. If you are looking for quality food with an artistic flair, this is the place to go!
Best of luck to you both. It was an absolute pleasure.
- The Staff at The Market Basket
The dinner went great and the food was delicious at Atlantica. Everyone loved his or her meal and had a wonderful time. The whole day was quite perfect. So thank you. =)
- Leah Huffman
Rick and I wanted to thank you for the service and quality meal you provided to us at the rehearsal dinner Friday night. I can’t tell you how much everyone enjoyed it. The weather did not dampen anyone’s spirits and the wedding weekend was more than we could have imagined. The couple has arrived in Europe and will need a much deserved vacation. Thanks again, kudos to Chef Ken for the food and presentation.
Rick & Eileen
Atlantica is one of our favorites. Chef owned with great attention to the detail. They have a new bistro menu in addition to their usual dinner menu and both options are great. Lobster stew, fresh seafood entrees and the lobster mashed potatoes are really terrific. They have an upstairs room and a nice deck on the water. It is comfortable and tastefully decorated and the service is impeccable.
Atlantica is a wonderful Restaurant right on the waters edge. I have seen the menu change from year to year, Ken the chef, is a master of giving the people what they want. Innkeepers recommend that this be one of your nightly dinners while in Camden. You may need reservations, which the Innkeeper would be more than happy to make for you, and if you are making a reservation , try to get a seating on the deck outside.
- Windward House Bed & Breakfast
We just returned from a week in Camden. We ate at Ephemere, Natalie's the Hartstone Inn (where we stayed) and of all the meals I had, the lobster stew I had at Atlantica lingers in my mind. Is there any chance the chef would part with the recipe or at least the seasonings used? I ordered lobster stew other places in the area -- not even a close second. I'm in Baltimore, so I can't be competition, just eager to try to reproduce your great lobster stew if the chef will part with the recipe. Many thanks.
- Susanne DeCrane
We had the pleasure of dining at your restaurant several weeks ago (August 14th, 2009). I had a cocktail/martini which had a berry infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemon juice. It was wonderful. Since we will not be back to Maine until next summer so can't get to your restaurant until then, would you share the recipe for this dink so I may survive the HJ winter doldrums to happily return to your restaurant in the summer. Thanking you in advance for taking my survival into consideration.
- Rochelle Cassie
My husband and I had dinner at your restaurant when we were on vacation last week. We've eaten at your establishment twice (both times on our anniversary) and everything was superb! I enjoyed a cocktail that had berry vodka and lemon juice in it but I don't recall the other ingredients. Would you mind sharing the recipe? It was truly wonderful.
- Joyce Medling Scotland, Connecticut
On Sunday night 11 October I had a cobb salad with heirloom tomatoes and a great roquefort cheese. What kind of roquefort was it? I think it may have been French. The big question is: where might I buy some? My entree was also fabulous, halibut on a silken potato base surrounded by a fine, fresh ratatouille; great combination. The halibut was superb and I happen to love potatoes with halibut. The ratatouille added just the right visual note plus a perfect flavor and textural complement that did not overwhelm the halibut. Thanks.
- Cathleen Pfister
We had the pleasure of dinning at your restaurant several weeks ago (August 14th). I had a coctail/martini which had a berry infused votka and fresh squeesed lemon juice. It was wonderful. Since we will not be back to Maine until next summer so can't get to your restaurant until then, would you share the recipe for this dink so I may survive the HJ winter doldrums to happily return to your restaurant in the summer. Thanking you in advance for taking my survival into consideration.
- Rochelle Cassie
Dear Del & Ken,
Thank you so much for providing a wonderful wedding reception for our son Greg and his wife this past Saturday. The food was excellent! The wait staff was cheerful, friendly, and attentive to our every need. To quote your brochure: “an experience that is meant to shared with good friends”- you certainly achieved that and more. You are much appreciated- may God bless you.
- Don & Linda Ferrier (10/21/09)
Dear Del & Ken,
On behalf of Midcoast Magnet I cannot thank you enough for the lovely party you helped us with last week. Everything was perfect! The ambience, the food (YUM!), the beer and wine, your attention to detail, and Melissa. All of it. Many thanks and I will recommend to anyone to have their next function at Atlantica. A heartfelt thanks, Amber.
Del and Ken, We can't thank you enough for the wonderful Rehearsal Dinner (6/10/10) that your restaurant provided for our family. From beginning to end, you made it easy for us to look good to all of Dominic's friends and family both old and new. Chef Ken, yourself and your wait staff were suberb! Very professional, as they awaited the late arrival of some of our guests. I don't know how Chef Ken did it, but the food did not suffer from the wait. Everything was served at the proper temperature and quality. The menu you provided for us to choose from was excellent and easily allowed us to find what would be pleasing to all! We had very high expectations for the night and everything far exceeded our expectations! Everyone commented on their whole meal being spectacular! Del, you and Samora helped make it easy for a full time working Mom and Dad to coordinate the information you needed for this occasion, through e-mails and phone calls. The personalized menu was a nice touch! I could go on and on, but I think you know how much we enjoyed the evening and would recommend this restaurant for any small or large group occasion. Thank you again!
Susan and Louis Taliento
I recently had dinner at the Atlantica and it was excellent!! I had a martini that I had never had before and loved it. It was a lemon something with lemonade in it. Can you please send me the recipe?
Thanks for mailing my favorite old fishing hat. It was in my office when I returned from Maine. You were very thoughtful to help!
We thoroughly enjoyed dining with you last week. The food, ambience and service were all excellent. I was particularly impressed by our waiter's knowledge of wine and his offer to let us have a sample before ordering. We will pass along our comments to friends.
I am from Lake Placid, NY and was in your restaurant 3 weeks ago to be spoiled by your scallop dish. My partner has asked me what I want for Xmas and I told him to please make me that dish. So he is working on guessing and so far we have the pad thai rice noodles and will get the scallops, fresh ginger and soy sauce. Would you be so kind to give us any hints? I know I am asking for secrets but I am desperate and you are an 8 hour trip from here. I hope to hear back from you.
I want to thank you again for such a wonderful evening Saturday! The food was excellent and the service superb! Susan woke up Sunday morning and stated almost before she said anything else that the meal we had was the best she has had! We always enjoy coming to Atlantica, but Saturday was the best ever! Thanks...and I hope that you are around for years to come...I'm getting old too, but enjoy GREAT food! :-)
Hello! I was visiting the area a couple of weeks ago and had a great 'special'- morel mushroom and chicken. Fantastic! I could not place the side- a type of bean, I think it may have been Fava beans. Would you kindly let me know?
Thanks for a great visit! We totally enjoyed your fine dining and thanks to Maris and Sarah- we look forward to joining you very soon.
Richard & MJ
Ken and Del:
Thank you for a wonderful dinner that exceeded our high expectations. My father always said, you find the right people, be clear in what you want after taking in their advice and expertise, and then trust them to what they do well. That has once again proven to be excellent advice.
The restaurant was beautiful, the service excellent and the food exceeded our already high expectations. Everyone of my guests said it was the best wedding dinner they ever had, and a memorable meal, period. From people raving about the clam chowder ( it was marvelous and far from ordinary….the best I ever had) to halibut to die for, to the sauce for that lovely salmon, to a beef lover’s dream, the food was special, crafted and surprising. The scallops were delicious and perfectly prepared, the spring rolls were fresh and popular and the crab on the little pastries were my favorite. And all the appetizers were so plentiful. The wine recommendations were great.
So all I can say is you guys rock and if you ever need a referral please let us know. We‘ll be back to say hi and have dinner this summer, I’m sure. Hope you have a great season and thanks, thanks again. It was truly a memorable evening.
(Mr. and Mrs.) René and Stephanie Varrin
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