Monday, July 7, 2014
Maine Monday: Bresca Beach
Outlet Beach on Sabbathday Lake is less than a 45 minute drive from Portland and you'll feel like you've escaped to your own private Maine watering hole with amazing burgers and homemade ice cream just a few steps away. Bresca and the Honey Bee, as the snack shack is now known, brings you summer classics with a locally forged and mostly organic twist. If you were lucky enough to eat at Bresca when it was open then you'll be happy to know the famous shaved Brussels Sprouts live on at the lake, along with all natural hot dogs, burgers, and pressed sandwiches.
Inflatable inner tubes are available to rent ($5 to rent for the day, less by the hour) and they come in a variety of sizes. The little C&Gs use them to get out to the docks and I steal them back to float around while they slide and dive their afternoon away. But they'll happily paddle back to shore under their own steam when it's time to get a sweet treat from the snack shack, ice cream is made from scratch and the flavors vary daily. Yesterday I had the most amazing creme fraîche key lime pie ice cream (super tart and velvety) and Little C&G ordered strawberry ice cream that tasted like it just came out of a nearby patch.
You'll need to swing by the ATM on your way to Outlet Beach, it's cash only (a good thing to know ahead of time) and keep in mind if it's raining the menu might be limited. With Bresca and the Honey Bee Chef Krista has created the quintessential Maine summer spot, delicious food to enjoy with a beautiful view and sand between your toes.