The dinner begins with mingling in the field, drinking beer brewed by our friends at Allagash Brewing, and it comes together at a long, family-style serving centered on a never-ending table set for 150.

The setting for this particular dinner, on Mill Cove in West Bath, is idyllic and radiant in the summer sun. It’s a rare pleasure to serve Winter Point oysters just feet from their home waters, and it’s a great honor to have hosted this incredible event with our friends Johnny and Jim Hennessey.


As the day resolved itself into a warm summer night, and as bottles of wine and beer emptied in the encroaching dusk, boundaries between guests and staff blurred. Full and happy, our friends and staff congregated merrily. Some went swimming. There are even rumors that skinny-dipping took place.

We’ll never know for sure.