Taylor, Wiley, and Smith who were named to Maine magazine’s “50 Mainers” list in 2016, oversee their mini-empire of restaurants on Middle Street, all part of Big Tree Hospitality restaurant group. Eventide is sandwiched between the Honey Paw and Hugo’s. The crew has evolved the acclaimed Hugo’s into a destination for refined yet adventurous dining. The multi-course tasting menu is a luxurious treat, stretching over a wide array of tastes. The Honey Paw is the newest venture, a casual and bustling spot serving seasonal dishes with an “Asian sensibility” and addictive house-made noodles. Every dish is complex and bold, from the smoked lamb khao soi and mapo dofu to Vietnamese masa crepe full of seafood and mushroom udon. We always save room for dessert because the soft serve with chocolate shell and honeycomb is our favorite way to end a meal.
We offer our sincerest congratulations to Andrew Taylor, Mike Wiley, and Arlin Smith. Thank you for showing the rest of the country the amazing talent that’s here in Maine. We’re so happy for you and sincerely hope we can get a seat at the table this summer.