This week my boyfriend and I were on an impromptu road trip up the East Coast. It was a bit cold and drizzly, but the views were still stunning.
First stop: Essex, Connecticut
Sunday brunch and home of a heavenly sweet breakfast pudding
A cute way to recycle
Second spot: Newport, Rhode Island
A misty afternoon on Newport’s Cliff Walk
The Vanderbilt mansion
As you may know from this previous post, I am not usually a big fan of veggie burgers. However, the one at the Spiced Pear on Cliff Walk listed so many appetizing ingredients that I had to try it: chick peas, kidney beans, canelini beans, criminis, shitakes, tahini, tzatziki sauce, and a potato roll. I’m so glad I did.
A delicious contrast: the warm and savory “burger” with crisp and crunchy sprouts
Newport has a lively nightlife, so after an evening of lobster nachos and live music at the Irish pub it was time to balance things out with a healthy lunch the next day.
Mushroom salad with artichokes and herb vinaigrette
Rhode Island style clam chowder: it’s not red or white
Final destination: Block Island, Rhode Island
Saying goodbye to the car and hello to the ferry in Point Judith, RI
We stayed with our good friend Martin at the Seacrest Inn
A cloudy sunset in New Harbor
Breakfast at Ernie’s: so good I ate the same exact thing two days in a row
I never met a farmers’ market I didn’t like. We bought strawberry rhubarb jam, dill pickles and pickled mushrooms.