THE BEST DISH I’VE EVER HAD
I often joke and say, “I only eat pretty things” — but this was the most delectable, exquisite meal I have ever eaten & seen.
In the secluded town of Aquinnah, which is located on the southwest point of Martha’s Vineyard, lies The Outermost Inn. Owned by HughTaylor, James Taylor’s brother, The restaurant is one of the high-end dining spots on the Island. While the Inn itself is casual, the dishes were nothing less than stunning. The whole meal was incredible but the main course was by far my favorite. Not only my favorite of the night, but best that I’ve ever had (now I bet you all are signing Drake to yourself).
PRIOR TO ORDERING & AFTER ORDER:
Before even ordering our drinks they brought us a fresh halibut ceviche to start with. Once we ordered the next taste was brought out: a chilled tomato soup in the cutest tiny mug you’ve ever seen.
From left to right… my dish, my Dad’s, then Quinn’s. I had the most tender scallop ceviche served with a taste of cucumber sorbet and thinly sliced jalapeños. My dad had the turnip appetizer. Quinn had a fig appetizer. I love when food is presented beautifully, but I was shocked at all the white space on the plate — but it is very delicate. I’m glad it wasn’t a huge portion because I needed room for what was coming next.
INTERMEZZO & ROSÉ:
The most refreshing lemonade I’ve ever tasted, infused with vanilla & thyme. We paired our meal with Cloud Chaser Rosé — which I could drink every day for the rest of my life.
Poached North Atlantic Halibut, snow peas, snap peas, spring onions, pickled shallots, saffron-lemon fumet. It has become habit that when a dish is put in front of me I take a picture. Whether I post it on @canttalkeating or on Facebook — I always take pictures (because pictures or it didn’t happen, you know?). This is by far the most beautifully presented entrée I have ever seen. From the orange, purple, and yellow petals of the flower garnishes, to the crisp green snow and snap peas, it was almost too pretty to eat. But of course I ate it… and it was beyond amazing.
Dessert is normally my favorite meal — but that was not the case this night. It was still delicious, but nothing was beating that entrée. For dessert, I had Arnold Palmer sorbet with fresh berries and honey granola. The best part of dessert was the African Nectar tea I decided to try. I fell in love instantly. Definitely my new favorite tea.
So if you are ever on the island of Martha’s Vineyard get your butt to The Outermost Inn.