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Published: September 7th 2020
Not much to say about Sunday, just a day of getting to know the area in a Zipcar. We used the day to get a head start on daily living. Where is the Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Farmer's Market, the wine store, and so on. It was a beautiful day, low 80's no humidity until it was time for dinner.
We had a quick lunch in the car, sandwiches from Eastside Market, an upscale market between a Safeway and Whole Foods. That was pretty much the day. Dinner was at Hemenway'S, possibly the best seafood in the city. It was a very quick walk from the hotel and sits on the edge of a park on the river.
The decisions were difficult, there were several things that just looked really good, especially in the starters. I have the advantage of having the menu still on my phone, since you scanned a bar code to see it at the restaurant. The First Course
We broke with tradition and instead of a champagne or sparking wine it was Martini night. One Vodka, ,one Gin, both dry, I went with the blue cheese stuffed olives. I was torn between the
Bacon & Scallion wrapped scallops and the Tuna Tartare, Jerry decided and we wen with the tartare. It was very nice (could have been colder) Tuna mixed with cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds, toasted chilis, lime juice on a bed of wasabi cream. We were off to a good start. Brian the server was very friendly and knew the menu well. The Salad Course
Next up was the salads. Jerry went with the Baby Greens, actually the name is very misleading. It was greens with pistachio, citrus supreme, feta cheese, red onion with a preserved lemon vinaigrette. I had the Hemenway's wedge your traditional wedge salad the big difference was it was actually well dressed, so many leave with you nothing more than a big chunk of iceberg.
Since we were having seafood throughout the meal, this meant a white wine. Normally, we would just go for a Sancerre or a Nice Sauvignon Blanc. However, tonight, being out last night and just a few days from Jerry's birthday, we went with a Far Niente Chardonnay. We typically are not fans of a California Chardonnay, not impressed by the BIg Oak, and butter flavor. Brian assured us that his
was not in that style. We went with this one, because is just happens to be a winery that makes one of Jerry's favorite Cabernet's, so we figured the Chardonnay would be equally as good. It was very a good a cross between a light Oregon Style Pinot and a traditional California style, a hint of oak, but light and crisp. The Entrées
This is where the decision got very tough, everything looked good, but we did come to a final decision. Jerry had eh grilled swordfish, done with confit fennel & baby potatoes and a orange-coriander beurre blanc. The fish was done very well, flakey and not tough. I went with a lobster tail stuffed with shrimp, scallop & crab. You could pick any size lobster from 1.25 lbs. to 5, I went with two, it was huge, but the lobster was wonderful.
There was just no room for dessert, and the walk back to hotel was much needed.
All that is left is the train back to New York on Monday.
Our trip to Providence was very productive. We found the apartment we want to live for the next 7 years, even a
second choice of we are unable to get our first choice for some reason. The move date is March 2, 2021 at the end of our current lease in Hamilton Heights.
Next real trip is one of two 1) the rescheduled Ireland/Scotland Trip or 2) Fall in New England. Given the current state of travel restrictions, is will most likely be option 2, with option 1 rescheduled for to May 2021.
Until next time. Happy Travels.
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