Devin Finigan’s life in the culinary world started early in her home state of Vermont. Her father was a chef at a Relais & Chateau restaurant and her first job in a kitchen was there working under his watchful eye. When she turned 20, she was ready for a change of scenery & new challenge so she moved to Deer Isle to further expand her experience.
After working her way up through the kitchens of the Blue Hill Peninsula, she was offered a head chef position at the Blue Hill Inn. Here, she expanded her love for cooking and solidified her interest in owning a restaurant where she could bring to life her vision for elevated local fare.
In 2013, Devin founded Aragosta in a small oceanfront location in Stonington. The next 6 years developed her unique vision for locally sourced cuisine and numerous stagiaires positions in the starred kitchens of Per Se & Blue Hill at Stone Barns (to name a few). These experiences broadened her appreciation and skill and allowed her to bring home techniques and ideas to further the experience offered at Aragosta.
In 2019, Devin purchased the Goose Cove property in Deer Isle which allowed her to actualize her dream of serving a multicourse tasting menu in a destination restaurant. In addition to the opportunities offered in the kitchen, it also allowed her to extend her hospitality from the kitchen to the inn. This evolution allowed for a more full-circle representation of what she loved; the place she calls home, the incredible farmers & foragers from our area, and a Downeast sense of hospitality she has since become known for. Goose Cove has become far more than a business; it is her home, her children’s playground, and a place for her and her staff to grow & explore all that Maine has to offer.
Since moving to Goose Cove, Devin has been nominated for a James Beard award, received numerous accolades from local & regional press, collaborated with celebrated chefs the world over, and defined herself and her voice within the community of Deer Isle & the culinary community at large. She is proud of what she & her staff have cultivated here in Downeast Maine, and is excited to continue striving to give her guests an experience unique to her home & herself as a chef. She hopes to welcome you to Aragosta at Goose Cove soon to share all that she has created & loves most.