A decidedly foodie region with specialties all its own, New England’s upper half is a treat for groups.
Maine lobster and blueberries, New Hampshire microbrews and maple syrup and Vermont cheese and maple-infused liqueur are among the F&B options planners have to choose from to make meetings in these states even more memorable.
Following are a dozen delicious ideas.
MAINE FOODIE TOURS, PORTLAND
Recently named one of the “foodiest small towns in America” by Bon Appetit magazine, Portland is the place to satisfy cravings for smoked and fresh seafood, wine, cheese, beer, truffles and whoopie pies. These tastes and more are available along the 2.5 hour culinary exploration of Portland’s Old Port area via Maine Foodie Tours, according to the company’s director, Pamela Laskey.
“Groups walk to seven different destinations while learning from their tour guides, and sometimes the culinary artists themselves, what goes into preparing creative Maine foods,” she says. “As you taste your way through town, you’ll learn the rich culinary history and about the vibrant culinary scene to be enjoyed during your visit to Maine.”
Walking tours are available year-round, while trolley tours are offered in July and August.
“We may be able to couple the tour with a cooking class offered at one of the locations along the route,” Laskey says.