Last week I spent my time on the road. I have always loved the excitement of a road trip with the potential for something new around every corner. That was especially true on this trip because I was hitting part of the East Coast of the U.S. that I had never been to. I had lived in Boston for awhile so was familiar with that area including Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the lovely Nantucket. But my adventures had never taken me to Maine or New Hampshire.
- Breakfast at The Cape Arundel Inn in Kennebunkport. The homemade granola and veggie frittata were a perfect way to start our day.
- The Red Fox Combo at the local Red Fox Pub in Jackson, N.H. would satisfy any meat lovers fantasy. Add the locally brewed Woodstock Inn White Mountain Raspberry Weasel Wheat beer to the mix and it is as close as you will get to BBQ perfection.
- Portsmouth, N.H. has a long history of beer making and where better to test out the local offerings than at the local brewery. The Portsmouth Brewery is much more than a beer house, though, having a full menu and one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Try out the beer sampler to get a taste of everything and nibble on perfectly portioned bites from their new Bar & Snack Menu.
- And to top it all off? The BEST meal I have ever had in my life -EVER- was at the perfectly quaint and centrally situated Ristorante Massimo in beautiful downtown Portsmouth. This spot was perfection with a formal yet welcoming ambiance and a charm that is 100% Italian. Every morsel was divine but if you make your way to this hidden gem you must have the Tiramisu. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!