Mon Jul 19 2010
Ladera resort, Soufrire, St. Lucia, West Indies
The culinary scene in the heart of New England is being recast with these openings: Japanese-accented brasserie Basho (bashosushi.com), from the owners of Back Bay fave Douzo, and cocktail-infused waterfront bar Tamo Terrace (tamobar.com). Don’t miss the food-cart arrivals at the city’s new Greenway along the waterfront, which include Silk Road BBQ (rosekennedygreenway.org) and the vegetarian Clover Food Lab truck.
Start at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (martinsbbqjoint.com), where pit master Pat Martin smokes whole hogs, sometimes for 28 hours. Next stop: Hog Heaven (hogheavenbbq.com) for plump, tangy pulled-pork sandwiches served on corn bread and slathered with the restaurant’s famous white barbecue sauce. After that, you know what you need? More pig. At the urban-rustic designed Cityhouse (cityhousenashville.com), try delicious “pork snacks,” like a small plate of tails, hot sauce, celery and Gorgonzola.
Soufrire, St. Lucia, West Indies
We can’t help but recommend one exotic trip, especially when there’s delicious West Indian food at the other end. The town of Soufrire offers an affordable orgy of Creole fare: fiery jerk pork at Martha’s Tables (marthastables.com), with killer views of the Petit Piton, and curry chicken stew with sweet and sticky plantains at the Mango Tree (758-458-9000). For a splurge, tuck into the rum-and-banana cheesecake at Dasheene at the Ladera resort, a former cocoa plantation with jungle-meets-ocean views.
Sag Harbor, Long Island
On Saturday mornings, local farmers descend on Sag Harbor, the laid-back picturesque Long Island whaling town. Grab sweet peaches, sunny tomatoes, grassy Mecox Bay cheddar with a baguette at the farmers’ market (Bay St at Burke St; Sat 9am--noon) and head for nearby Havens Beach, or scope the marina for seals while munching on succulent, crunchy fried clams at the Dock House (1 Long Wharf; 631-725-7555, dockhouseny.com).
Windham County, Vermont
Make it a wine-and-cheese trip: Start by sampling the wedges crafted by cheesemaker Jonathan Wright at Londonderry’s Taylor Farm (825 State Rte 11, Londonderry; 802-824-3600, taylorfarmvermont.com), and then move onto the apple and rhubarb wines of of Putney Mountain Winery (8 Bellows Falls Rd, Putney; 802-387-5925, putneywine.com). In the morning, wake up to baked apples with homemade maple syrup at Shearer Hill Farms B&B (297 Shearer Hill Rd, Wilmington; 800-437-3104, shearerhillfarm.com; $115 per night) and pick your own blueberries and flowers at Wilmington’s Boyd Family Farm (125 East Dover Rd, Wilmington; 802-464-5618, boydfamilyfarm.com).
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