“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
Food is love, and comfort supreme – the perfect equation to describe our philosophy when it comes to making our guests happy. So, we’re passionate about farm-to-table freshness in Poland Maine and supporting our local farmers. Whenever possible, we seek out local purveyors for everything from coffee to corned beef. Nothing tastes better than tomatoes ripe off the vine, or cage-free eggs fried to perfection. It’s what makes breakfast so special at the Wolf Cove Inn.
Whether you choose a table for two by the window with lakeside views or our breakfast in bed option, breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day. Perhaps your schedule calls for an early departure? No worries. Coffee and baked goods are ready for the taking by 7:00 AM. Breakfast service beings at 8:00 AM, but if you want to sleep in a bit, we serve until 9:30 AM.
With the smell of fresh coffee brewing and bacon or sausage wafting from the kitchen, our full-service breakfast will be hard to resist. Sometimes it’s sweet. Sometimes it’s savory, but always, always as fresh as it can possibly be. We’ve scoured the neighborhood for the best of the best and pride ourselves on finding purveyors whose passion meets our own. We believe in transparency, so if you want to know where your food is coming from when you dine at the Wolf Cove Inn, here’s what you can expect.
Food Sources at Wolf Cove Inn
Meat from A Wee Bit Farm in Orland
(Insider Tip: Dan, the owner, is in his late 80s. He personally drives all over the state of Maine and parts of NH delivering his products, all of which are grass-fed, free range, organic, no hormones or antibiotics, and free of preservatives. If you run into Dan making a delivery here, he’s happy to share juicy, inside stories about his undercover work for the Boston Police Department.)
Produce from Backyard Farms in Madison
(They have a very informative web site on tomato growing)
Pizza dough from Portland Pie Company
Siegal Egg Company
English Muffins made right here at the Inn by our baker/head housekeeper, Val
In season, herbs grown right in our own canoe gardens
(We took a couple old canoes and turned them into herb gardens)
Coffee roasted by our friends at Carrabassett Coffee Company in Kingfield, Maine.
Their Bad Dog medium roast is the perfect start to your day (Insider Tip: The company was started by two guys, one a ski patroller and the other from the marketing department at the nearby Sugarloaf Ski resort. Their first attempt to roast coffee beans, using a popcorn maker, resulted in burned coffee beans. Rumor has it that the town of Kingfield smelled like burned beans for a few days.)
Our chef/assistant Innkeeper, AJ, makes our own jams and jellies
AJ also makes the desserts for the Ultimate Romance Dinner from scratch
Organic, 100% maple syrup comes from proud Maine maple trees at Sawyers Maple Farm in Jackman, Maine.
(Insider Tip: Did you know that one maple tree produces enough sap for 1 quart of syrup per year? As such, it takes over 60 maple trees to produce all the syrup we serve in a year at the Inn.)
Jill, The Winey Baker in Poland, does all our wedding cakes to order
Ella, of Ella’s Chocolates in Lewiston, makes the local, artisan chocolates in some of our romance packages, or ala carte
Featured regional beers from Baxter Brewing and Gritty’s
What’s more, it’s not just breakfast that expresses our appetite for freshness. In fact, if you opt for our Pizzeria for Two enhancement, you’ll be feasting on fresh pizza dough, prepared by our expert staff and served lakeside or in our Boathouse Bistro.
Add some artisan chocolates to your getaway package, or strawberries dipped in chocolate for a special treat with a local Maine flair.
Finally, if you choose our incredible lakeside location for your intimate wedding or elopement, our cake artist extraordinaire will design a custom wedding cake to honor the occasion. Seriously, Jill’s buttercream frosting is to die for.
Join us at our lakefront bed and breakfast for a little piece of heaven on Tripp Lake, and an abundance of farm-to-table freshness in Poland Maine.
Remember, The Loons of the Lake Are Calling You.