Off to a tasty start with dinner at The Mooring. The restaurant is huge and packed with patrons on a Friday night. With its waterfront location, I imagine the view is spectacular during summer months. We begin with oysters (amazing), bag of donuts (less exciting than I imagined), and tuna tartare (Asian inspired). For the main course, Surf and Turf with lobster tail and sirloin (steak is a bit tough) and a pear and Stilton salad (overly dressed for bibb lettuce). To finish the night off, we order the bread pudding (pudding is okay, but the sauce and ice cream are great). The service is speedy, with plates coming out of the kitchen as quickly as the order leaves my mouth.
Coffee – Almond milk latte at the Coffee Grinder. In case you’re wondering, they have a small selection of pastries and sandwiches.
Brunch – On our walk we happen upon Stoneacre Pantry; biscuits with butter and blueberry jam (I could have eaten that jam all day) and poached egg with hash (the hash was excellent!). I can’t wait to return for the chicken liver mousse!!
Somewhere between lunch and dinner – snacks at Perro Salado (Guacamole – tortilla chips, tostones, pipians and Padron Chili Empanadas). The restaurant is located in the historic Decatur House and the combo of old New England and Mexican is charming and unique. They also have a sister restaurant called El Perrito (smaller and byob). The lighting is dim and thus, no good photos.
After the delicious margaritas and snacks we’re off to the mansions (Marble House and Elms) all decked out for the holidays with spiked eggnog to boot!
More snacks later on at the Wharf Pub – tater tots. The bar area is cozy, bartender is incredibly nice, and their beer selection is more extensive than one might expect.
Breakfast at Empire Tea and Coffee and then we’re heading back home with a small stop at Farmstead for cheese.