There's a lovely St. Louis couple who stay at the Inn frequently--their daughter is a student at Bowdoin. Almost every time they come, they make the journey north on Route 1 to Rockland to dine at Primo. I would be amazed by this dedication if I were not a restaurant junkie. After all, it's almost two hours each way. Instead of being amazed, I've always just been jealous.
Well tonight it's my turn! To celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary, my husband and I are headed north ourselves. It will be our first Primo experience. Chef Melissa Kelley is the 2013 James Beard Foundation Award winner of the American Express Best Chef: Northeast Award. She also received this award in 1999, making her the first 2-time winner of the same award. Her farm-to-table dining is recognized nationally, and I am somewhat ashamed that I have lived in Maine since 2003 and have never gone. One more piece of evidence to show how tough it is to get to all the jewels that Maine has to offer!