Sunday, October 31, 2010

98 Provence Bistro

 It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day.
 That's what human life is all about-- enjoying things.
                                 -Julia Child
Ogunquit has many fine restaurants, and is considered a Mecca for foodies. One Ogunquit restaurant favorite is  98 Provence. This French bistro is located on Shore Road on the way to Perkins Cove.  The white farm house is accented with seasonal flowers and plants. When you enter this quaint restaurant there is a cute corner bar and warm fireplace that greets you. The dining room has wide pine floors and intimate dining with table clothes and napkins reminiscent of southern France.
My neighbors from the Leisure Inn, Pam & Rich invited Michael and I out to dinner. This is our "closing weekend" at Ogunquit Beach Inn for the season. We welcomed the chance to grab a nice hearty autumnal meal with our neighbors.
I started with a "fisherman's soup" Provence style. This bouillabaisse had fresh mussels, scallops,  hearty tomatoes and spices. My main course was Chef Pierre's special Yellowfin Tuna. The server told me that the tuna was caught that morning and was fresh. The meal was served with baby carrots and shallots  from their garden. Tuna sat on top of a cabbage souffle which made the course interesting and tasty.
Provence is the type of bistro to enjoy with friends or loved ones. We arrived at 7.30 and departed  before 10 pm.  The servers are attentive and will not rush you out like many other restaurants. If you are visiting Ogunquit, 98 Provence is well worth the trip.

The Details:
98 Provence Bistro
262 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME 03907
Telephone 207 646 9898
Reservations are suggested. Ample parking. There is a private room upstairs for larger parties. Prices are moderate for Ogunquit: $18 to $40 for entree. Full bar service with a great wine selection. Dining menu available at cozy bar.

1 comment:

  1. We are definitely going to try this next year - can't believe we've never been yet! - A.