Thank you for an amazing first season for our Ice Bar & Lounge. Be sure not to miss it's return in January 2014! Check back for specific dates.
See the transformation of 18,000 pounds of crystal clear ice into one of the “hottest coolest bars and lounges” on the Maine Coast. After enjoying the chilling experience of the Ice Bar and Lounge step inside and enjoy the warmth and comfort of La Bella Vita and our popular Enoteca Lounge. It is a great place to warm up next to a fireplace over another cocktail, nosh on hors d’oeuvres or dinner, enjoy live entertainment and engage in lively conversation about one of the “hottest and coolest” places in town.
A visit, weather during the day or night makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Ice Bar and Lounge is weather permitting, so mark the date before we are reduced to just a puddle. Inquire: 207.594.2511
Chef Tim Pierce, CEC
Executive Chef of the Samoset Resort since 2002
1986 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Tim is originally From Boothbay Harbor Maine but has worked in Vermont as well as several properties in New Hampshire including the Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson and the Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch. Tim enjoys competing in ice carving competitions throughout New England and has won many awards. While at the Balsams, Chef Pierce honed his talents while mentoring and teaching culinary arts and ice carving to over 40 apprentices. He was also able to co-coach four culinary teams to state titles, as well as coach the 2002 National Collegiate Ice Carving Champions. Tim also teaches ice carving locally to up to 30 residents for the Camden Winterfest and judges ice carving for the National Ice Carving Association. He has Judged in Stowe VT for the last 7 winters and was the Lead Judge at the National Ice Carving Championships in Branson Missouri in 2012.