Today I am going to be writing about something I am very passionate about; food, more specifically brunch. The fact I can enjoy cured meats with a tall tangy glass of orange juice (with a splash of champagne) AND a hot cup of coffee is a match made in heaven in my book. So I am going to let you in on my new favorite Sunday mid-morning haunt, Gather. Located just a 20 minutes drive north from Scarborough and a 10 minute drive to Freeport it is the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a meal in the charming town of Yarmouth. They specialize in local farm fresh food, which not only helps out local farmers but it’s super fresh. The presentation of the food is beautiful as well, and don’t even get me started on the interior of the restaurant it is beyond breathtaking. To make the ambiance every better, every Sunday they have a live bluegrass band and different acoustic bands every Wednesday’s for dinner from 6:30-8:30 pm. The coolest thing about Gather? they have a food bartering program that just started this July. Yeah, amazing right? so that surplus crop of kale you currently have growing in your backyard, and if you eat more kale chip you will be sick, you can march on down to Gather at their listed times two days a week and barter your produce for credit to the restaurant. Be sure to check either their Facebook or actual website to see what crop they are interested in. I mean, how amazing would it be to know your produce will be on a menu for other people to enjoy. I hope other restaurants in greater Portland follow Gather’s suit for bringing back such an amazing old common practice. I had the hash with two eggs and my better half a medium rare hand formed burger, and for the sake of this article, I tried his meal. I should’ve ordered one to go to eat later. I consider myself a corned beef hash coinsure, whenever I see it on the menu, chances are I’m going to order it, and this certainly made the top of the list and I take this list very seriously.
So, go check out Gather this weekend, or any night for dinner, you won’t be disappointed. The food and drinks are beyond delicious, the atmosphere in the restaurant is unbeatable and the staff their are lovely.
Below is a link to channel 6 news who just covered a story on Gather.
And for hours, directions and to check out their menu here is their website.