Arrows is sold, chef wanted in Ogunquit

Velvet arrows

For 25 years, Arrows was the quintessential Maine farm-to-table restaurant. Before Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier became a high-profile duo, they were experimental chefs with a killer garden steps from the beach in Ogunquit. The partners have gone on to bigger things, opening M.C. Spiedo in Boston in February with a bang.

Now, after more than a year on the market, the James Beard winners recently sold their flagship 75-seat restaurant to Ben Goldman of The Velveteen Habit. Got your ears perked?

The new concept will be a place where fairytale dinners come true. According to TVH website, an ambiance “crafted largely from our memories of family gatherings where people shared stories and felt at home and where food and drink was honest, rustic and without pretense,” will be set.

To make this dream come true they are looking for a chef who is handy with a meat cleaver. According to a recent Craig’s List job posting, this “busy, high-profile kitchen,” with “a chef-driven concept,” seeks a multi-talented leader who can handle “seasonal maintenance of gardens, rotating wine/beer/cocktail programs as well as private and special events.”

Can you say New Year’s Eve 2014? Mother’s Day 2015? Easter???

No opening date set yet, but dust off your resumes Maine chefs and make this Southern spot a daily habit ASAP.

The Velveteen Habbit, 37 Ogunquit Road, Cape Neddick, Maine

Kathleen Pierce

About Kathleen Pierce

A lifelong journalist with a deep curiosity for what's next. Interested in food, culture, trends and the thrill of a good scoop. BDN features reporter based in Portland since 2013.