Before I moved to Maine, I can freely say that I unabashedly stalked The Well at Jordan's Farm. The farm, the food, the private dining gazebos, the pick your own flowers - all of it extremely stalk worthy. It was the first place I wanted to eat when we moved here and as it always goes - life gets in the way (cancelled babysitters, not able to grab a res and oh you know, a pandemic.)
But this summer, we finally made it. And during what was proving to be one of the worst/weirdest summers to date (thanks, 2020) - the dinner we had at The Well was truly one of my absolute favorite memories not just of this summer, but of our time in Maine. They are pandemic proof - the dining is already out on their beautiful farm and the gazebos and picnics table are not only more than properly distanced, they sit amongst their wild flowers grown on their property. While we snagged one of their picnic tables, booking a private gazebo it at the top of my to do list for next summer.
Chef Jason William's food is made with local ingredients, some of which you can see a short distance away in their garden. It's bright, fresh and delicious. You can tell the amount of planning, the inspiration and the deep love of the ingredients that is in every dish.
I always try to wrap up early and efficiently during COVID times so the waitstaff has plenty of time to clean up and prep if they have another seating. But this was a hard reservation to leave. It felt like a beautiful dream in an otherwise chaotic world. We felt safe, had a chance to really connect with each other and to feel, dare I say, normal.
It exceeded my stalking expectations. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the entire team.