Harding Lee Smith The Rooms

After an apprenticeship in Venice, Italy, Chef Harding Lee Smith relocated to Maui, Hawaii, where he was the chef of several well-known restaurants. After six years on the island, his family and the Red Sox were calling, so he returned to Maine in the fall of 2003. After spending the winter of 2005 at the venerable Back Bay Grill in Portland, Harding embarked on his dream, the opening of a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar.


The Spirit of Maine

A celebration on the Kennebunk River capturing the of the spirit of Maine!

This big dance party with great food and drink features Maine’s top chefs preparing an array of fresh, local dishes complimented by locally crafted wine, beer, and spirits. If you can make it to one event,this is IT! Music provided by  The Houston Bernard Band.

Hosted by Chef David Turin and Azalea Events

Featured Chefs

David Turin – David’s Restaurants

Norm Hebert – Bintliff’s Ogunquit

Daniel Dumont – Black Point Inn

Josh Berry – Union at the Press Hotel

Harding Lee Smith – The Rooms Restaurants

German Lucarelli – Ports of Italy

Sponsor: Gagne & Son

Art of Dining: The Raffaelli Residence featuring Chef Harding Lee Smith of The Rooms

Intimate dinners in exquisite private homes prepared by acclaimed chefs, featuring multiple courses and wines paired with each. Proceeds support Full Plates, Full Potential, Maine’s effort to eliminate child hunger in our state.