SOURCE: Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront

February 03, 2015 15:34 ET

Hotel in Portland, Maine Cracks the Code to Eating Lobster Like a Local

The Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront Makes Lobster Literacy the Main Attraction in New Infographic

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2015) - No visit to Maine is complete without first sampling a lobster dish. And whether one is planning to explore the mouthwatering restaurants of downtown Portland, Maine in person, or dine on crustaceans while pretending the mighty Atlantic is roaring outside the door, the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront has the key to lobster-loving success in its new infographic.

Available online at, the infographic reveals time-tested tips and tricks for savoring the iconic Maine lobster. Looking for the best restaurants to taste the latest catch? This infographic maps out no fewer than 11 -- all located within steps of this hotel in downtown Portland, Maine -- which range from Free Range Fish & Lobster, to Yosaku Japanese Restaurant, to Gilbert's Chowder House.

But restaurant recommendations are just the beginning. Practical instructions (replete with illustrations) on how to take apart and eat a lobster help dispel the secret fear most people have when an entire lobster is placed in front of them with only a cracker and a fork for guidance on what to do next. (Hint: Start with the claws and end with the legs.)

Other helpful insights center on how to select a lobster (look for a lively one!) and, perhaps most tantalizingly, what pairs well with classic Maine lobster dishes. Fancy some lobster ravioli with cream sauce? Then the local Shipyard Export Ale should be on the table, too. A classic grilled lobster, meanwhile, finds a happy union with Gritty McDuff's Old Porter. And still more dishes, from chilled lobster salad to baked-and-stuffed lobster, enjoy the same matchmaking attention to cater to every palate.

While anyone can appreciate the colorful details contained within the infographic, there's no better way to enjoy a Maine lobster than by eating one in The Pine Tree State itself. And this waterfront hotel makes any visit to Portland, Maine particularly delicious. Featuring a refreshing contemporary aesthetic, free high-speed Internet access and an indoor pool and fitness center, the property ensures today's travelers have everything they need for a successful trip. And its downtown location puts attractions like Old Port and the Portland Museum of Art close by -- which means working up an appetite for a big lobster dinner will be no trouble at all.

About the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
With its modern style and tech-savvy convenience, the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront extends a distinctive welcome to business and leisure travelers. Guests find inspiration within well-appointed guest rooms, which are outfitted with spacious desks, luxurious bedding, mini-refrigerators and coffee and tea service, as well as complimentary high-speed Internet access. Visitors can refuel each morning at The Bistro with Starbucks coffee and healthy menu items, or relax in the evening over cocktails and dinner. The three function rooms, with their state-of-the-art meeting technology, serve as some of the most attractive event venues among hotels near Old Port in Portland, Maine. And with an address near the city's finest shopping, dining and museums, guests can discover the many attractions of this charming destination.

Learn more about the best lobster Portland, Maine has to offer with the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront's brand new lobster infographic.

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