As I mentioned in this post, it is nearly that time of year for lazy days and magical nights: summer.
And as any true New Englander will tell you, no summer season is complete without a trip to the Cape.
Walter and I had the pleasure of taking a “Quicks” trip to the Quicks Hole Tavern at the Woods Hole Inn before the winter chill hit (remember that?).
The weather was undoubtably in our favor and we were able to enjoy the gorgeous day with a complimentary bike ride (provided to all guests by the inn) around the Cape before settling down to a very special wine dinner at Quicks Hole Tavern.
Unlike other hotels in the area, the Woods Hole Inn has proved itself to be a culinary destination. The innovative menu and special dinner themes made possible by Executive Chef Stephanie Mikolazyk, keep tourists and locals coming back year after year.
For this particular dinner, Quicks Hole was honoring the truly phenomenal Massachusetts vintner, Travessia Urban Winery.
I had the esteemed pleasure of sitting with Wood’s Hole owner, Beth Colt, whose vibrant personality and passion for the hospitality industry (and “Wicked Fresh” cuisine) makes her guests feel like they are true friends staying in her home.
Each dish of the four course menu was paired with a crescendo of liquid complements. My favorite of the night was the Quahogs with spiced pork, and the mini doughnuts with lemon curd for dessert.
Very full and content, we settled into our cozy room at the inn and slept soundly to the gentle waves of the ocean.
We awoke to the intoxicating smell of a breakfast buffet of coffee and homemade sweet treats such as muffins and french toast, and the more savory options of eggs, bacon, and sausage.
Had it been in season, we would’ve definitely enjoyed the the now famous lobster tacos at the Quicks Hole Taqueria, and taken the Martha’s Vineyard ferry located just across the street, but instead, with full bellies again, we bid our farewells to our new friends and returned home.
For more information about the Woods Hole Inn and to schedule restaurant or overnight stay reservations, visit woodsholeinn.com.