Popular Maine restaurant will only accept reservations by postcard

RoseRed

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A remote farm-to-table restaurant in Freedom, Maine is ditching the harried digital system of accepting reservations and instead turning to a more intimate form of booking – handwritten postcards.

The Lost Kitchen hosts a series of highly in-demand dinners between May and December each year, Food & Wine reports. Last year, chef Erin French received an overwhelming 10,000 calls for reservations at the 40-seat restaurant.
I think I would love to try this place!

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/03/15/popular-maine-restaurant-will-only-accept-reservations-by-postcard.html

https://www.findthelostkitchen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/findthelostkitchen/

http://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/most-beautiful-restaurants-in-the-world
 

vraiblonde

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They're full of crap. There are not 10,000 people who want to make the trek to Middle of Nowhere, Maine to eat at some restaurant.

Nice gimmick, though. Act all exclusive and picky about who you will take money from, and suddenly everyone is beating down your door. What kind of food do they serve? Who cares?

AND they get free advertising from the news places.

Their marketing person gets an A+. :yay:
 

RoseRed

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They're full of crap. There are not 10,000 people who want to make the trek to Middle of Nowhere, Maine to eat at some restaurant.

Nice gimmick, though. Act all exclusive and picky about who you will take money from, and suddenly everyone is beating down your door. What kind of food do they serve? Who cares?

AND they get free advertising from the news places.

Their marketing person gets an A+. :yay:
:lol:

From here I wouldn't make the trek. However, when in NE, we would, considering there is nothing in the town where the cabin is. You have to drive to go anywhere from there. It's not THAT far away from there. :lol:
 

Gilligan

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They're full of crap. There are not 10,000 people who want to make the trek to Middle of Nowhere, Maine to eat at some restaurant.
There was once a phenomenon like that right here in good ole St. Marys...Evans Seafood back in the 70s and 80s. I saw an example of it as I was flying home from yet another business trip, landing at Reagan, late 80s. I overheard some folks a couple seats in front of me talking about having a 4-hours layover and wondering if that was enough time to make the trip to this amazing restaurant everyone told them that they had to try if they were ever in Maryland.

Needless to say...a 4-hour layover was not enough time to drive to Evans r/t and wait an hour for a table..but that wasn't the point. Some places get crazy "far and wide" reputations. Or at least they used to.
 

Chris0nllyn

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If you're in Maine, and want good food without sending a ####ing postcard, try Primo in Rockland (about an hour from this restaurant).

The reasoning behind it is just as dumb as the idea.

They say they prefer human contact, but are eliminating the personal, human interaction of phone-based reserbvation systems (and substituting it with a "restaurant calls you as if you've won a give-a-way" system). They say online reservation systems aren't sustainable, yet how many thousands of restaurants work with internet-based reservations systems like Open Table?

After you write down the info, it's all random anyway.


Is this place like one of those restaurants that serve your food on weird ass "plates" like shoes, shovels, pine branches, wooden arms, flower pot, and all sorts of idiotic things to put food in besides plates?
 
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