Havana Cassady Pappas Havana
Latin flavors dance in seasonal, local and organic Downeast cuisine.
Openings: Dinner nightly in season (Wed.-Sun. in winter)


Havana Restaurant Review:

Havana presents an unexpected dining change of pace from the heavily touristed seafood spots in Bar Harbor. Owners Michael Boland and Deirdre Swords have filled their Cuban-inspired restaurant with twinkling lights, rustic rattan and colorful textiles. Local ingredients gain pizzazz with a touch of Latin flavors. Start with a mojito and seared scallops over grilled green beans with a shiitake mushroom sauce or the fried half game hen with sweet chile sauce, cilantro and avocado purée. Larger dishes include seafood paella cooked in saffron rice. Vegetarians may consider the grilled vegetable tamales with red mole, pickled jalapeño slaw, crème fraîche and cave aged cheddar. For dessert, try a Maine tradition with a Havana twist: affogato, vanilla bean ice cream combined with an espresso and a side of dulce de leche. The wine list is extensive, featuring many choices from around the world including organic, kosher and low-sulfite choices.

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