Nearly floor to ceiling windows capture the spectacular ocean vistas from Cara’s elegant dining room. White walls, striking artwork create a backdrop for coral colored chairs adding a splash of brightness. Chandeliers and candles cast a warm glow on a room with beautiful crown moldings, a marble fireplace, crisp table linens and sparkling tableware.
Our menu for the evening is indicative of “New England with French Twist” style of cooking. We started with North Atlantic Oysters with sorrel, meyer lemon,vodka creme fraiche and Peekytoe Crab
with daikon radish,cucumber and avocado.
Entrees were a fresh Lobster with apple,celeriac,truffle crustacean emulsion and Venisonwith black garlic, pumpkin, horseradish and endive. For dessert we chared a wonderful Olive Oil Cakewith tarragon, black pepper, lemon and truffle.
If you are feeling adventurous, Cara offers an 8 course “blind” tasting menu which can be paired with wines.
The Wine Spectator award winning wine list is extensive and diverse. It features an excellent selection of “by the glass” and half bottle choices.
The list has a particularly good selection of Champagnes and Sparkling Wines. It is a bit pricey, but there are plenty of options under $100. Hard to find fault with a list that has my favorite Sauvignon Blanc, Spottswoode, from Napa and Oregon Pinot Noirs.
This is a delightful dining experience in every way; the views, the setting, the service and the food. Well worth a trip.
ROMANTIC QUOTIENT: Wonderfully romantic, particularly with a window table overlooking the ocean.
WHAT OTHERS SAY…
AAA Four Diamond – Dining
1 of 12 “Spurge Worthy” Restaurants – Bon Appetit
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
“20 Burgers to Try Before You Die” – GQ Magazine