It might just be scientifically proven that a dinner of mussels or steamers will taste significantly better if you were the one to have caught them yourself. You sit before your plate, your nose just a little red from the sun, your arms just a bit tired from the rake, but each and every bite... Read more
While access to the freshest of Atlantic seafood and vegetables from local farms are the centerpiece of many island restaurant meals, it’s the chefs who are the real culinary stars here. Ranging from self-taught experts to graduates of the finest culinary schools in the world, Nantucket chefs bring their own signature styles and techniques to their restaurants that, combined with the best ingredients, work to create magical meals that are truly unforgettable. Read more about local chefs in our featured chef profiles.
My mother always taught me, “Garnish, garnish, garnish,” and when it comes to a cheese board, she was right. Every decadent morsel of cheese deserves an equally tantalizing partner—on the board and in your glass. But knowing which combination of cheeses to select, what accompaniments... Read more
I don’t know what it is about Nantucket, but so many residents seem to have a story about unintentional meetings that led to their moving to the island. For some, it was a summer job that turned into a full-time lifestyle. For others, it’s a romantic interest that appeared when it was least.... Read more
Nantucket’s tradition of strong women dates back at least as far as the days when whalers would sail off for years at a time. Their wives were left on the island, and it was they who kept things going while the men were away. Such was the reputation of those ladies that in the 1800s, a......... Read more
Nantucket is an island of simple beauty. At its heart and soul, the island is a tiny dot of sand in the Atlantic Ocean, twenty-six miles from Cape Cod. It is a relic of a retreating glacier, a forgotten souvenir from long ago when the last Ice Age was coming to an end. But in that souvenir..... Read more