Newport Classics

August 5, 2011

Aside from the wonderful meals at Belle’s and Corner Café, here are some other highlights from Newport that I highly recommend if ever traveling through. We grabbed a late lunch at The Landing, and ended up staying there until sunset, which offered phenomenal views with an acoustic performance in the background and the bar becoming lively by evening. The Clarke Cooke House, also a popular destination, is just around the corner with four floors of various dining options. If you’re feeling ambitious, a stroll through the market at Aquidneck Lobster Co. provides plenty of options for a home-cooked meal, yet Barking Crab just up the road has delicious seafood prepared for you. As for drinks, it doesn’t get much better than Del’s Lemonade, a Rhode Island favorite, and their trucks are conveniently plotted around town for easy access.

If only I could go back again this weekend to do it all over again. Have a good one! x

Yellow tomatoes, feta cheese, asparagus and vinaigrette from The Landing

Salad at The Landing

Aquidneck Lobster Co.

Fresh fish at the Lobster Aquidneck Co.

Del's Lemonade

Spinach and artichoke dip at Barking Crab

Naked lobster roll at Barking Crab

Penne with chicken in a parmigiano cream reduction with mushrooms, tomato, basil, and toasted almonds at Clarke Cooke House

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Marandi Sunset

January 18, 2011

A little flashback to the warm evenings in Aruba last month. Here’s a dinner enjoyed seaside at sunset in a palapa hut at Marandi.

Shrimp Tempura

Tuna Tartar

Aruba Preview

December 22, 2010

I’ve just returned from a long weekend in Aruba to the cold, yet festive Manhattan. For four days I feasted on amazing local dishes that I can’t wait to share. With Christmas rapidly approaching, plus more shopping left, and traveling upstate, all I can post at the moment is a preview of the beautiful sunsets and fresh coconut, but be sure to check back soon. Happy Holidays! x

Sunset and a coconut being prepped for some coconut shrimp