Rounded a bend in the road on Sat., and saw the cranberry harvest in full swing. It’s over so quickly, even those of us who live here can miss it. Take a look – Falmouth Colors, October 22, 2016.
What a day for kiteboarding yesterday! Here are a couple of videos I shot from inside my car. Wild wind!
I hope you’re enjoying relief from the summer’s heat and drought as much as I am. I’m reveling in being not too hot, not too cold, just right; and still having long-enough days so that – for instance – going out in the evening is a pleasure.
On a recent Sunday night the Woods Hole Film Festival showed “Sustaining Sea Scallops” at Coonamessett Farm, along with a multi-course meal starring, of course, scallops. It was cold and the rain was coming down in sheets, but the place was packed, and lively, to say the least.
Maybe this blog post should be renamed “The Food Report”, because in addition to scallops at the farm, and a super celebratory dinner at Water St. Kitchen in Woods Hole, last week was the annual Restaurant Week on Cape Cod. How many dinners could we fit in? For me, although I would have liked to sample a different place each night, all I could manage was one.
Last year I went to Five Bays in Osterville, a delectable treat and easy on the pocketbook. This year I went to the PB Boulangerie Bistro in Wellfleet on Wednesday night. Oh my, it was exquisite! (Can food be exquisite?)
For $30, there was a first, main, and dessert course. We ordered the crunchy, colorful autumn salad and pate for the first course; organic roast chicken and cod in a butternut squash puree for the main course; and the most ethereal oeufs beignets for dessert that I ever could have imagined. And of course, bought a chocolate almond croissant and ginormous meringue to take home.
The atmosphere was convivial and continental; the open kitchen was the essence of what an open kitchen should be – serious, professional, well-staffed; and the owner found a few minutes to talk to all of his diners. Loved, loved, loved every minute!
If you missed it this year, there’s always next year to go to that place you’ve always wanted to sample, but haven’t gotten to yet. Chillingsworth in Brewster? Wicked in Mashpee? The Old Yarmouth Inn? Or what about Nauset Beach Club? So many choices, so little time…. Go on www.capecodrestaurantweek.com next autumn and make a plan! This is OUR time, it’s mostly just us, the locals. Enjoy!