Restaurant & Bar Awards 2024

48 | LUXlife Magazine everly and Lawrence Burgess, proprietors of The Lodge at Moosehead Lake, opened 368 Maine in 2021 with a vision of providing more fine dining options for the region. Under former ownership, the restaurant was not open to the public but is now available for reservations. The Moosehead Lake destination has become renowned for its delectable breakfasts, dinners, snacks, and libations, specially chosen to elevate any visit. The restaurant uses local ingredients and produce from the lodge kitchen garden and local vendors to create truly memorable culinary experiences. Since the change of ownership, the Burgess’ have hired exceptional chefs, renovated the bar space, and converted the lodge’s dining room into a revered five-star restaurant. 368 Maine has won numerous awards including The Distinguished Restaurants of North America in 2023 and 2024. “A Lodging, Culinary, and Adventure Destination in the heart of Moosehead Lake.” At The Lodge at Moosehead Lake, 368 Maine invites guests to dine inside its lake-view dining room or outside on its spacious deck. Its offering of modern American cuisine features vibrant and delicious dishes that combine local ingredients and modern techniques in deliver unrivalled dining experiences. Beverly Burgess says, “The restaurant strives to provide exemplary plating and flavours, and to use local ingredients and purveyors for the best quality ingredients. Chef uses local ingredients such as local beef and produce for spectacular courses. 368 Maine offers several menus throughout the season, as well as a six course Chef’s Tasting Menu with optional wine pairing.” Best Fine Dining Experience 2024 - Maine The Lodge at Moosehead Lake is a serene inn located in Greenville in the Maine Highlands. Within the luxurious lodge is 368 Maine Restaurant, home of the region’s finest dining experience. For those staying at the tranquil retreat or guests seeking an exceptional dinner service, the restaurant uses local, fresh ingredients to create its gourmet cuisine. With stunning views of Moosehead Lake, 368 Maine offers immersive dining experiences that guests will return for time and time again. 368 Maine prides itself meticulous attention to detail with every dish inspected by the chef and general manager or owners before leaving the kitchen. Its culinary team adheres to the restaurant’s food and drink standards and receive comprehensive training prior to employment. Additionally, every member of staff, from housekeepers to wait staff, try every dish in their training to ensure they can give honest recommendations to guests. Wait staff undergo extensive training to learn about how dishes are prepared and presented, how to sauce tableside, which wine pairings accompany the dishes, and any allergies or food preferences that may be involved in the course. Libations on offer include red, white, and sparkling wines, delicious cocktails, refreshing mocktails, and local beer. 368 Maine has several specialised cocktails reminiscent of the area that guests can enjoy in front of the fireplace in the Great Room or on the deck while taking in the magnificent sunsets over Moosehead Lake. The Mooseopolitan Martini and Lemon Loon Martini are guest favourites that have concluded many satisfied visits. Beverly shares, “Our core values are Passion, Integrity, and Partnership. From interactions with other team members to our guest experiences, these values are portrayed in everything we do. Weekly team meetings help our team to hear guest feedback, learn about industry changes and challenges, and to share ideas for company growth. We strive for all team members to be working in the same direction. As a company, we openly share marketing plans, capital projects, and exemplify staff mentioned explicitly by our guests.” Over the coming year, with the support of its dynamic team, 368 Maine will offer its award-winning dining experiences to larger parties. The restaurant has employed a Guest Services coordinator whose role will be to provide concierge services to lodging guests and coordinate with the restaurant team for special events. In preparation for a busy season, the Burgess’ have also hired more chefs and kitchen staff to keep up with demand. Driven by the pursuit of excellence, 368 Maine offers guests a casual upscale dining experience overlooking the beautiful Moosehead Lake. Its fusion of local ingredients and innovative techniques results in unique dishes that guests will fondly remember. Recognised in this year’s Restaurant and Bar Awards, 368 Maine invites guests to visit one of Greenville’s finest restaurants for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for Lodge At Moosehead Lake and 368 Maine as it continues to create a new standard of excellence. Contact: Beverly Burgess Company: The Lodge At Moosehead Lake Web Address: B