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Inn by the Sea debuts Impossible Burgers

September 22, 2017

Inn by the Sea debuts Impossible® Burgers & the future of food!

Sea Glass Chef Andrew Chadwick exclusively introduces the popular plant based burger to Maine that smells, looks, feels -and most importantly- tastes like meat.

This Tuesday Portland area residents can be the first in the state to bite into the now famous "bleeding" Impossible® veggie burger by visiting Inn by the Sea. The uber popular plant based patty, which creates long wait lines when served in trendy restaurants in cities like LA & New York, will be available for the first time in Maine, exclusively at Sea Glass restaurant at Inn by the Sea, starting September 26th.

So, where's the beef? Well that's the point, there isn't any. According to Impossible Foods® it tastes, smells, feels, looks and grills up like meat- even bleeds like a traditional burger - but the patty is actually vegan and made from plants; mostly wheat, coconut oil, potatoes, and heme. The meaty taste, texture and ability to "bleed" all come from heme, an ingredient derived from soybean roots.

The company states "..the Impossible Burger, uses about 75% less water, generates about 87% fewer greenhouse gases and requires around 95% less land than conventional ground beef from cows. It's produced without hormones, antibiotics, cholesterol or artificial flavors."

Well fine, especially for the tree huggers among us- but let's get to the meat of the thing- how does it actually taste? Is it a viable substitute for carnivores and meat lovers who might like to move toward a healthier, more ethical lifestyle? Or vegans who miss meat? Given all the rave reviews it sounds as if Impossible® is a winner- but you'll have to be the final judge.

Chef Andrew Chadwick will be serving up vegan Impossible® Burgers in Sea Glass exclusively starting Tuesday, September 26th. So come in and be the first to give them a try. We'd love to know what you think. And remember to give yourself a pat on the back while enjoying your burger- according to the company you'll be saving the equivalent of 10 minutes of showering, 18 minutes of driving, and 75 square feet of land. Good for you!

FMI: Rauni Kew, 207-799- 3134 Cell: 207-602-8500 Ocean view Sea glass restaurant & lounge at Inn by the Sea is open to the public, breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days. (Executive Chef Andrew Chadwick) 207.799.3134. 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107.