I previewed the recently launched Maine Food for Thought tour last week and had a great time checking out the new tour, while enjoying some small plates from 6 of the best restaurants in Portland.
The tours are the work of Sarah and Bryce Hach, a husband and wife team that moved to Maine 5 years ago. That's them in the photo above—Bryce is one of the tour guides, while Sarah does more of the behind the scenes work.
The tour started at Union, where we heard an introduction from Bryce and then from chef Josh Berry. Maine Food for Thought features businesses that, according to Bryce, "go beyond their bottom line to source locally and sustainably." Union's menu is shaped by local produce availability, with the menu often being determined by what's available at the farmers' market.