One of the restaurant’s most popular appetizers is the lobster tartine, a highly elevated version of the shrimp toast you find in Chinese restaurants. A thin slice of bread is spread with lobster and scallop mousse, deep fried, and topped with more lobster, sliced of radish, celery leaves and hijiki. This dish is indicative of the menu here, which is all over the culinary map, with Asian and Mediterranean flavors combined in novel ways. The third restaurant from the owners of Eventide Oyster Co. and Hugo’s is one of the hottest spots in Portland.
In its fifth month, The Honey Paw already feels like an old friend of the neighborhood. It doesn’t hurt to be owned by James Beard-nominated restaurateurs, nor does it hurt to be next-door neighbors with Eventide, arguably one of the more popular places to eat in southern Maine. But like any tenacious third born, The Honey Paw seemed to blend in with its own unique character and agenda.
The owners of Eventide Oyster Co. and Hugo’s have hit it out of the park again with their third restaurant, billed as a “non-denominational noodle bar.” The menu is deliberately all over the culinary map, with Asian and Mediterranean flavors well-represented and combined in novel ways.