Coastal Maine-influenced cuisine is the inspiration at this bistro in Camden, Maine. Francine is the brainchild of chef-owner Brian Hill, who cut his teeth beside Todd English at the original Olives restaurant before working as chef at notable restaurants in London, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and New Orleans. Specializing in local, organic meats and seafoods, the restaurant's seasonal menu includes four appetizers, a salad, and four entrees, all of which rotate daily. Expect to find items like pemaquid oysters and rope-grown mussels with herbs, lime, and black butter. Unlike many businesses in the area, Francine is open year-round.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.