If you’ve ever dined on a luxury ocean liner, you know: Water all around piques your appetite, invites you to slow down and enthralls throughout a meal like no other show on earth. And if you haven’t, that experience awaits at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort’s glass-walled, waterfront, fine dining restaurant: Ocean.
Memorable evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails, like our Maine maple syrup-sweetened Amber Sky, on the inn’s relaxing front porch or at the bar. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has a view of the frothy blue sea. Chef Pierre Gignac’s creative menus change with the seasons, showcasing not only Maine-caught seafood in signature dishes like Lobster Thermidor, but the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. His eye-pleasing creations take inspiration, too, from across the Atlantic. Expect the familiar flavors of southern France and the Mediterranean with intriguing new twists, plus an international selection of wines.
Ocean is serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5-9pm. For reservations and special requests, please call 207-967-4015. A credit card is required to secure your reservation. Ocean will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Ocean offers breakfast daily for Cape Arundel Inn & Resort overnight guests. Enjoy a daily happy hour between 3-5pm.
New Year’s Eve | Ring in the New Year with a special prefix menu. Two seatings with live entertainment from 8pm-12am. View our New Year’s Even Menu here.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Grand Hotel | 1-3pm
Purchase Tickets for Bubbles & Truffles | $40 per person.
As the Executive Chef at Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Chef Pierre Gignac will teach you the technique and preparation of sumptuous chocolate truffles, using the finest of French and Belgian chocolates enhanced with fine liqueurs, fruits and spices. The chocolate truffles tasting will be paired with a flight of delicious sparkling wines and cordials.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Ocean | 6:00pm
Purchase Tickets for Pierre’s Table
Three course dinner is priced at $55 per person; excludes tax, beverage, and gratuity. Optional wine pairing is $20 per person.
Imagine yourself at a long table covered in white linen, softly flickering candles and an array of wine glasses set before you and your dinner companions. Views of the Atlantic Ocean set the mood for a perfect night of outstanding cuisine and great conversation. This is Pierre’s Table.
Join Pierre Gignac, Executive Chef of Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, for a special dinner. We will begin our evening at 6:00pm with a welcome cocktail reception with Chef Gignac, followed by a three-course meal inspired by Chef Gignac’s Franco-Canadian heritage and French cuisines.
Join Chef Pierre Gignac at Ocean, offering Ocean inspired fine cuisine, beautifully presented, and enhanced by the fresh sea air and stunning views. Enjoy early evening cocktails at the bar or lounge, followed by dinner in the dining room. Sample native Maine delicacies from the sea mingled with the freshest vegetables and local proteins.
Executive Chef Pierre Gignac has been Ocean’s creative force from the start. His reverence for the bounty of the Maine coast and talent for reinterpreting classic Provencal cuisine have earned him a loyal following since the restaurant’s debut in 2013. Born in Montreal, Canada, and a graduate of the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec, he has spent nearly 30 years honing his craft at elite restaurants like Chez La Mère Michel in Montreal and Amici in Winnipeg, as well as at his own award-winning French bistro, 98 Provence: a popular Ogunquit, Maine, destination for 18 years. Gignac’s French-Canadian heritage and his travels throughout Italy, Spain, Northern Africa, Asia and Thailand inspire his cooking. Each menu Gignac creates for Ocean incorporates fresh produce he hand-selects at local farms and farm markets. His latest culinary passion? Experimenting with sustainable ingredients harvested in Maine, from underutilized fish to sea vegetables.