Rockland, ME—Over 20,000 people from around the globe sent in postcards seeking reservations for the 2019 season at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine. Here’s your chance to win dinner for two at one of the most renowned and sought-after restaurants in America!

Thanks to the generosity of The Lost Kitchen and chef/owner Erin French, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland is auctioning Dinner for Two at The Lost Kitchen. The winning bidder’s “ticket” for dinner is an original collaged postcard, especially created by Maine artist Margaret Rizzio, mounted in a shadow box frame as a keepsake for the memorable evening. The winner will also receive The Lost Kitchen cookbook autographed and personalized by Erin French.

Creativity and quality are the cornerstones of The Lost Kitchen experience, values shared by CMCA and its work with contemporary Maine artists. All proceeds from the benefit auction directly support CMCA’s exhibitions and community arts education program.

The Lost Kitchen is located in a beautifully restored 19th century mill building in an idyllic setting in the small village of Freedom, Maine, approximately thirty minutes drive from the coastal town of Belfast and an hour and a half from Portland. The Lost Kitchen serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday evenings until mid-October. The winning bidder will contact The Lost Kitchen to determine a mutually agreed upon reservation date.

Opening bid for the CMCA benefit auction of Dinner for Two at The Lost Kitchen is $3,000. Public bids will be accepted through 8pm, Friday, July 5, 2019. The winning bidder will be contacted via email on Monday, July 8 at 10am EST. You do not need to be present to win. To place a bid, email or call CMCA at 207-701-5005.


Located in the heart of downtown Rockland’s burgeoning arts district, CMCA is Maine’s leading contemporary art center, presenting a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs for the community.

Summer hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm. Closed Federal Holidays. Admission is $8; $6 for seniors and students with ID; free for CMCA members and visitors under 18. For more information, please visit