“The restaurant world is upside down.” “The struggle is real.” “staffing is complicated” “deliveries are complicated” “customers want things to be normal - things are not normal” “we need to pivot….again”
“We (restaurant owners and employees) are exhausted” …. “Stressed” ….. “Confused”. “We spend hours and hours a day trying to control the flow of diners, only to refuse more people then we feed each evening”
“We are still in a pandemic”
And we agree with it all.
we've decided to pause seated dining for the moment
we of course have a delicious solution:
THE SAaLT Box"ed" Picnic
With the SAaLT Box Picnic, you can still enjoy our food, our patio, your patio + keep our farmers and staff employed.
You're welcome to take home, take out to head over to our tented patio and enjoy our worldly farm inspired love through food.
We'll have the outside bar open & Beverages will also be available at ATLaS for purchase.
how does it work?
Pre-Order and pay ahead online. Pre-order Only. These do sell out so plan early.
Pickup at SAaLT & Libby’s at your selected time. If we need to adjust, we'll give you a call.
Saalt box picnic
Libby’s classics go on a worldly picnic with THE SaaLT BOX
take it home
enjoy on our patio -we'll light heaters and build a few fires
These menus are Inspired by our farmers, our travels and THE ART OF THE PIVOT / INNOVATIVE TIMES...
each choice feeds several as an appetizer, 2 as a light dinner,
1 as a generous entrée
we encourage you to share multiple choices
Liz J's Take on a fall dinner in the alps $40
Forever braised pork with duck sausage
white beans + leeks + rich braising sauce
with caramelized cabbage and bacon
Pear and celery root salad
with walnuts & arugula
Dark & Grainy Mountain Bread
with honey butter
libby's classic nut crusted chicken $40
vegetarian using tempeh available
pecan & Walnut crusted chicken - a boneless chicken breast + maple dijon sauce
Harvest rice pilaf
wild rice, basmati rice, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, flat leaf pars
orange on your plate
roasted mixed varieties with brown butter & sage + roasted delicata rings + roasted baby carrots
Little Loafs of onion beer bread
local onions + maine grains + maine craft beer
LATE SUMMER ITALY $40
whenever the squash becomes available I always say "this is my favorite time" but then I remember what I say when the tomatoes come, and the corn and the potatoes, and herbs, and the ....
but it is a very special time
winter squash lasagna
layers of handmade pasta with lucy's eggs + roasted kabocha + acorn squash middle intervale farm + meadowstone farm + creamy béchamel sauce with hatchland dairy
little chicken & mushroom meatballs in roasted yellow tomato sauce + dehydrated mushrooms from the season are reconstituted and are a delicious addition to chicken meatballs ( so don't be afraid to buy more mushrooms during the season - a day or so in the dehydrator and you have mushrooms' for the winter!). lucy at middle intervale farm never fails me in the yellow tomato department
roasted carrot, sweet pepper + fingerling potatoes + arugula + red onion peppers, potatoes, carrots + onions are begging to be eaten
Roman Gnocchi with John Carter's Braised Beef
Middle Intervale Farm braised beef
+ creamy, cheesy béchamel sauce layered with semolina gnocchi
roasted carrot, sweet pepper + fingerling potatoes +
arugula salad+ red onion
peppers, potatoes, carrots + onions are begging to be eaten
chocolate Date cake $12
maple pudding + walnut meringue
Anna's peaches cardamom cake $12