Ok...so my favorite restaurant on Martha's Vineyard is L'etoile. It's a small place in the lower level of a house on Water Street that packs a huge punch with flavor. I am fortunate that they opened for the season during my visit...wonderful to sit at a familiar table often shared with friends to enjoy a lovely meal with family.
We started off with a startini and dirty martini to accompany the amazing seared, spice-crusted duck foie gras and warm baby spinach salad. Both were a light and flavorful start.
These were followed by another round if dirty martinis and the main course.....pan-roasted, citrus-rubbed game hen and grilled herb-rubbed Australian lamb rack chops. Both were moist and loaded with amazing flavors...perfect bites.
Notice all the hyphens in the menu....yummy and thank goodness for hyphens.
Although we were near stuffed we decided to try the creme brûlée. Smooth, creamy and a perfect consistency and sweetness.
Of course...this wonderful and memorable meal was accompanied with stimulating and exciting conversation, much laughter, plenty of visiting with our neighbors and most of all....a pace that evoked peace and contentment. Mmmmmmm.......