Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lobster Pan Roast at Regatta of Cotuit

Photo (courtesy of Regatta of Cotuit website): One of eight colonial dining rooms

When I travel to a resort town, I don't expect to have a fine dining experience, but tonight's meal at Regatta of Cotuit was a truly pleasant surprise. Extraordinarily delicious and inventive food and impeccable service.

Regatta of Cotuit at the Crocker House (located in a circa 1790's federalist building and Old Stage Coach route landmark) has got to be the best restaurant on Cape Cod if not New England.

I was charmed by the colonial decor and intimate dining rooms, and dark wood paneled tap room and wowed! by the food.

Camille ate a perfectly cooked "rare" filet mignon (Henry and I enjoyed the fried Cotuit oysters that came with the steak), Henry ordered the slow roasted "lacquered" duck with a raspberry ginger glaze.

I savored every bite of the south of France meets Cape Cod Pan Roasted Lobster which was a lobster, pan roasted with shallots and brandy, finished with fingerling potatoes, and corn, peas, tomato, lima beans, baby arugula and a buttery beurre blanc sauce. And, every sip of Sancerre.

I'm so sorry I left my camera at the hotel because my lobster dish was a beautifully presented and colorful dish of bright red lobster topped with a huge mound of bright green, yellow and red crispy, local and seasonal summer vegetables.

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