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Welcome to 2 Pots

A private, in-home cookery



Years ago, I sat in a “grotto” style restaurant in northern Italy where a woman and a boy were the only staff. The patrons sat family style at three long tables. She turned from the stove and asked: “Beef or chicken?”


The beef was Boeuf Bourguignon (I swear she got the recipe from my mother). The other pot held Chicken Cacciatore. Both were wonderful.


I thought: “How perfectly simple was that for a restaurant?”


While we focus on the 2 pot concept, we are not quite as limited. The name “2 pots, a pan, a grill, and dessert” just didn’t cut it.


2 Pots offers in-home cooked daily dinners, as well as one-time events. One person, on up to a crowd can be served.  We arrive, put it all together, cook, and serve. Any special equipment, if required, can be brought on site.


2 Pots is based in Vinalhaven, Maine for 2024.



For all events, we want to start with a conversation to ensure your needs are met and wonderful meals are the result: What do you love?; Hate?; When do you like to sit down for dinner?; etc... Of course, dietary restrictions are in the dialogue.

In addition to the two pots that inspired us, below are some other meals we have served for both small and large gatherings.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with lemon, garlic and oregano (roasted potatoes)

Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with spicy brown sugar glaze (avocado, orange, curry salad)

Cumin Spiced Scallops with crispy capers, orange tarragon sauce (asparagus)

Grilled Marinated Lamb with rosemary, garlic, balsamic (cous cous)

Gumbo with chicken, sausage, and shrimp (white rice)

Chicken Piccata (pasta)

Halibut with lemon caper sauce (green beans)

Eggplant Parmesan (pesto pasta)

Coq au Vin (mashed potatoes)

French Onion Soup

Lobster Corn Chowder

Endive, Apple, Stilton Salad with candied walnuts

Cannoli Cones

Seasonal Pies

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