Chef’s Dish: Maine Attraction
Portland, Maine-based Central Provisions frequently wows its patrons with unique – and delicious- offerings.
Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Ras El Hanout Dressing
This popular dish stays on the Central Provisions menu year-round. (At the restaurant, however, the cauliflower is fried, not roasted—if you own a deep fryer, you can try that method instead.) Make the dressing at least a day ahead to allow the intense flavors to meld.
Baby Green Salad with Pancetta and Frico
Creamy dressing, crisp vegetables, salty and crunchy pancetta and frico—this is a salad we want to eat every day.
Zeppole with Whipped Ricotta
These ricotta-dosed, Italian-inspired zeppole are served with a twist: tossed in a sugar mix that’s kicked up with long pepper.
Spicy Pork Ragu with Mascarpone
There’s a secret ingredient in this spicy pork ragu from Tipo in Portland, Maine: agrumato lemon oil, created by milling lemons and olives together.
Caramelized Sheep’s Cheese
If Chris and Paige Gould ever took the Caramelized Sheep’s Cheese off the menu at Central Provisions in Portland, Maine, there would likely be a revolt.