Fun, Fun, and more Fun was had by all 8 of us girls on our resent stay at Cooking At Kates. We are all midwestern girls celebrating some of our 60th birthdays and were looking for a house we could all stay in and be somewhat contained. Moving 8 girls out for 3 meals a day is never fun so this fit our dream.
We all flew into Boston for a fun night there and then drove to Kates the next day. We arrived to find dinner all set for us which included a large charcuterie tray, fish stew, a big salad and some nice bread. Did I forget to say they left us plenty of wine too? The weather was unseasonably warm so we all sat out on the beautiful deck and enjoyed our wine, appetizers and the beautiful view before heading in to the dining room for dinner.
The following morning we woke up to juices, fruit, pastries and bagels and again we were able to sit out on the deck with our coffee and continental breakfast.
We decided to head out to Chatham for the afternoon which turned out to be a lovely day trip for lunch and some shopping.
Saturday evening Kevin, his assistant and Val arrived about 4:00 ready to start our cooking class and wine tasting. It was definitely low key which was just what we wanted. Most of us stayed in the kitchen to learn and help Kevin as others sat out on the deck and just enjoyed the sunset. The great thing was that Kevin made it fun. It was not an over-the-top menu but something most people could make and it was delicious. Val was great in educating us on the wines she was serving and just delightful to chat with. Just a little tip, do not eat much lunch because it is a multi course filling dinner.
Sunday morning Kevin and an assistant came back and served us a great breakfast/brunch including roasted potatoes, frittata, etc. It was a wonderful way to end our weekend and fill us up before our drive and flights home.
Everyone was very accommodating to the point that they arranged a birthday cake for us and Kevin even drove one of the girls to her ferry after breakfast Sunday morning.
The house was more than big enough for all of us. We all had our own bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms to share. The view from the deck is gorgeous and if it had been cold enough a fire in the fireplace would have been lovely. I will say the house is a little dated but that didn’t bother us in the least. Everything worked, was clean and well equipped.
I would go back again for sure.
Thank you Kate, Kevin, Dave (filled in for Lauren) Val and the assistants for making our girls weekend the best!