91 SouthHOW TO ENJOY A GOOD BOTTLE OF WINE-
1. Remove cork and allow time to breath.
2. If wine is not breathing, perform immediate mouth to mouth.
The PineCrest Inn is home to the fine dining restaurant 91 South and the amazing culinary creations from guest Chef Jessie Poirier. Chef Jessie creates an ever evolving menu using local product from Maine fisherman, farms, orchards as well as our own gardens. We bring as much local produce to our tables as we can find and know that you will truly enjoy sampling the best produce, meat and fish, Maine has to offer.
Our Maine Bed and Breakfast wine bar boasts of 65 wines by the glass and nearly 100 labels. Click to view our Wine List. Wine has become sort of a mild obsession for us. We love to find that unknown great value wine and share that with our guests.
We have incorporated one of our "Pet Peeves" into our wine list. The dreaded restaurant mark up. Our bottles are priced at only $10 over the vineyards suggested retail price. So you can be sure you know exactly what the value is before you pick. But the real value is in the glass.
We seek out wine that have a "beginning" a "middle" and an "end". We aren't snotty about our selection just practical and want to enjoy every drop, first to last.
91 South uses fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. We purchase from Sebago Lake Ranch, Little River Flower Farm, Lamp Lighter Farms, Backyard Gardens, Harbor Fish, Back Yard Bantams, Maine Oyster Farms, Gulf of Maine Sustainable Fish and others.
Although there are many Maine Bed and Breakfasts who serve food, few serve dinner. If you live locally or are traveling, you will want to make 91 South a destination for great food. Foodies Unite! Click to see our current Dinner Menu.
Sustainability -Farm to Table to Worm
FARM TO TABLE TO FARM We believe in the sustainability of our operation and embrace those farms who also practice sustainability. But we don’t stop with the food on your plate. Once finished, all organic scraps are collected and disposed of at a local worm farm making the real circle of life complete. The worms create ‘castings’ that are then recycled in the form of “worm juice” on plants, flowers and herbs around the Inn and also returned back to the farms.
Our Year of Music to be remembered at 91 South Restaurant
What do you get when you cross 60 Fiddle Players and one wicked awesome Sunday afternoon? We were honored when Master Fiddler Don Roy arrived with a good portion of his Fiddle Orchestra. Almost 40 musicians spread out on the lawn and didn't stop playing until everyone's feet were tapping in time with the music. We accepted donations for area food bank operations and took bids on a silent auction. The top dollar went to a 2004 World Series Baseball, autographed by Boston Red Socks Star Dustin Pedroia.
One Performance Only -SOLD OUT
We were truly honored when Livingston Taylor accepted our invitation to play here in our little Inn. Livingston arrived to a sold out audience and was incredibly gracious and kind.
His performance will be a highlight of our house concert series for years to come. After the show, Livingston sat at the piano and continued to play for us and two other lucky guests for another 1 1/2 hours. He told stories of the road, samples of music still in the works and shared his philosophy on life, love, music and so much more.
Thank you Mr. Taylor for your amazing talents and graciousness.
Barry joined us many times during the past year.
Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer, Barry Saunders has played clubs, festivals and concerts throughout The United States, with a few dates in Europe and Asia, with such notable musicians and ensembles as Conte Condoli, Pete Christlieb, OK|OK, Michael McGinnis, Stew & TNP, Brad Terry, Erik Deutsch, Clark Terry, Barry Manilow, Three Dog Night, Portland Jazz Orchestra, Fogcutters Big Band, Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire Music Festival Symphony Orchestra.Barryʼs work, with his own ensemble, has been featured on the award winning Maine Public Radio news program Maine Things Considered. Most recently, he could be heard on Spinning on Air with David Garland from the studios of WNYC. He can also be heard on Erik Deutschʼs CD “Hush Money” (hammerandstring.com) and Mike McGinnisʻs CD “Road*trip (mikemcginnis.com)
We affectionately call him the Jazz Barry Jam Man.
Rob returned to 91 South during the summer and is hanging on throughout the winter months to crune a tune or two and make your evening just a bit brighter.
At the age of sixteen, Rob began his musical career as a pianist/vocalist in the lounge at Lakewood Theater, the oldest theater in the State of Maine. Headliners such as Milton Berle & Della Reese found their way to the lounge after their evening’s performance where they gathered around the piano giving Rob some pointers on how to entertain & capture an audience. Since that summer in 1978, Rob has performed in first-rate hotels, resorts & restaurants from Maine to Florida & in-between.
Rob's impressive repertoire & versatility in styles of Pop, Jazz/Swing, Rock, light classics & more earned him the title “Portland’s Piano Man”. He led his back-up band for Jay Leno’s performances and also performed for First Lady Barbara Bush in Kennebunkport. In addition, he had his own house band at the Sheraton Hotel & the original Valle's Steak House in the Portland area. He spent many summer seasons in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island, S.C. and then began what would become a ten year winter engagement at the Colony Hotel in Delray Beach, FL and ten summer seasons at the Bethel Inn in Maine. Rob lives in Saco, Maine & travels throughout New England as a solo or with his band.
Click to view our live music calendar.