|There were eight of us who had not seen each other for awhile and we chose Kate's as a "destination" event worth travelling for! One woman came from Montreal but the rest from the Boston area. Upon arrival the smell of vegetable soup simmering on the stove was a "warm" welcome! Everyone arrived at different times so the cheese platter/meats/grapes/fresh breads/nuts were perfect! Everyone gravitated to the deck overlooking the bay and sipped wine until the sun set. Dinner was superb!! The salad that accompanied the soup was exquisite! The evening cooled off so lighting a fire in both dining room and living room finished off our evening.
Saturday was started with fresh fruit/coffee cake/juice/coffee and assorted cereals and yogurt, just perfect. It was a gorgeous day and we all enjoyed long walks and relaxation on the deck/beach which both had ample Adirondack chairs.
Saturday evening was one of the most entertaining and hands on enjoyable nights that many of us needed! Laughter was abundant and the food was as expected over the top!! We helped prepare two appetizers consisting of baby clams/broccoli rabe crostini, crab arugula with avocado both mixed with amazing melon/garlic/ricotta blended mixtures. Dinner involved mushroom risotto with pancetta, shrimp scampi, fresh carrots with tarragon and garlic with the main dish being beef tenderloin all just scrumptious!
Val was expert in her wine pairing and vast knowledge of the wines being served!
We finished the weekend with a delicious brunch which included quiche/fresh fruit bowl/bagels/bacon and home fries. Nobody left hungry that is for certain!
The home itself was very welcoming and comfortable. All bedrooms had an ocean view. I enjoyed waking to the ocean waves and the sound of seagulls!!
This most assuredly should be a planned destination for any group of good friends or co-workers!!!