A plate of duck confit fried rice at Tao in Brunswick
First published on bangordailynews.com
After learning the craft at Le Cordon Bleu in France and then earning her culinary stripes in acclaimed kitchens in China, Singapore and California, Cara Stadler made the decision to return to one of her childhood homes: coastal Maine. Brunswick, to be exact, where in May she and her mother, Cecile Stadler, opened Tao, a restaurant combining casual atmosphere with high-end service, inspired by both Chinese and French cuisine.
“We wanted to come back to Maine, for sure,” said Cara Stadler, who recently turned 25. “It was just a question of where. We wanted to be somewhere in between Portland and Phippsburg, and Brunswick is pretty much perfect. The community has been incredibly receptive.” more…