What’s New? What’s Different?
Aragosta at Goose Cove

It seems like every winter somebody moves, somebody else moves in, and yet another somebody does something completely different. Sometimes, the same somebody does all three!
This winter was no exception. We learned that Aragosta was moving from Stonington to Deer Isle – Goose Cove Lodge to be exact.
In Aragosta’s place, Ryan McCaskey, a chef from Chicago with two Michelin Stars and Four Stars from Forbes, will open Acadia House Provisions.
We watched with baited breath as renovations took place at the former Factory Tavern on Bayview Street in Stonington, and were rewarded at press time with news that Stonington Provisions Company would be opening there. And also at press time, we heard that a food truck will be in Stonington several days each week offering Vietnamese sandwiches. are you hungry yet? Read on . . .

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Devin Finigan (left) is the Executive Chef and proprietor of Aragosta, recently named “Best Waterfront Restaurant in Maine” by DownEast Magazine.
Aragosta at Goose Cove sits among one of Maine’s most spectacular and pristine oceanfront locations. The  fine dining menu reflects the seasonal flavors of the coastal region and the creative culinary palette of Chef Finigan.
Utilizing the highest quality ingredients, Finigan says “our menu changes daily and adjusts to the availability of local produce.” 
By working directly with local fishermen and farmers, Aragosta is able to offer an ever-changing, fresh menu.

The lounge area in the bar is the perfect spot to meet for drinks before dinner. Photo courtesy: Aragosta

The lounge area in the bar is the perfect spot to meet for drinks before dinner. Photo courtesy: Aragosta

Chef Finigan grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Finigan had a culinary upbringing and a passion for cooking at an early age. Her father, Kevin Finigan, is one of Vermont’s great chefs. Finigan began working in kitchens at age 14 and has never stopped.
Throughout her culinary career, Devin Finigan has worked alongside many well known chefs including Thomas Keller (The French Laundry and Per Se), Jean Georges (Jean Georges), Dan Barger (Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns), Melissa Kelly (Primo), and Kyle Connaughton (Single Thread Farms).
Finigan strives to maintain inspiration in her work, traveling the world into others kitchesn helps to fule that creativity in her. “I want to keep learning, keep being inspired.”
Finigan’s food brings you an intimate relationship with the island of Deer Isle. She creates exquisite meals with a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients from the island and the ocean around it.

The newly renovated dining room has a light, up to date feel with warm wood floors, clean walls, and views over the deck to the water.   Photo courtesy: Aragosta

The newly renovated dining room has a light, up to date feel with warm wood floors, clean walls, and views over the deck to the water.
Photo courtesy: Aragosta

Accommodations at Aragosta at Goose Cove include seven cottages and four suites. 
Each of the private cottages, nestled among spruces and plush moss carpeting with remarkable ocean views include a kitchenette, outdoor sitting area, and are within short walking distance of the restaurant. 
The semi-private suites are attached to the restaurant and accessible from the deck, offering guests front row seats to the cove. While the suites do not have a kitchenette, guests staying in our suites have the option of food delivery from the restaurant. Each suite also includes a sitting area, deck access, and a gorgeous ocean view. 
Additionally, Aragosta at Goose Cove offers all-inclusive wedding and private event packages that are tailored to each individual’s needs.
With accommodations for up to 40 guests, private beach access, full catering, vintage dishware, wildflower boutiques, and boat tours this may be the perfect spot for your wedding, family reunion, or special birthday celebration.

Serving Dinner Thursday thru Monday 5pm-9pm; Lunch, Friday & Saturday: 11pm-3pm; and Brunch Sundays 10am-2pm.  Aragosta, 300 Goose Cove Road, Deer Isle. (207) 348-6900. aragostamaine.com

Elm Cottage, the Honeymoon Cabin at Aragosta, is a light and airy retreat for the the newlyweds – or anyone looking for a special getaway! Photo courtesy: Aragosta

Elm Cottage, the Honeymoon Cabin at Aragosta, is a light and airy retreat for the the newlyweds – or anyone looking for a special getaway! Photo courtesy: Aragosta