“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Have you ever traveled somewhere and returned home, only to keep thinking of your experience? The Charlotte Inn of Martha’s Vineyard is truly a treasure and a feast for all the senses, as you all know from our tour of the interiors on Monday! Everything was perfection from the food to the garden space…and today I am taking you through the dining room and into those lovely gardens! Trust me when I say there is so much more to take in than what meets the camera lens!
It is an enclosed terrace filled with light. Tables are set with crisp white linens, delicate Limoges china, and silver vases of fresh flowers. Butch and I claimed the table between the two windows for breakfast and dinner.
We met the beautiful innkeeper, Paula as we were seated for breakfast on our first morning at the Inn. As she poured a perfectly dark roasted cup of coffee, she chatted as if we were old friends. After finishing our fabulous breakfast (including house-made cinnamon doughnuts), she pulled out a chair and helped us plan our day on The Vineyard. She not only welcomes ordinary guests like us, but some very famous people such as Jacqueline Onassis and Billy Joel. As I was perusing Instagram, I saw a photo of Newt Gingrich and his wife dining in The Terrace this past August.
Being a self-proclaimed foodie (Butch says he just likes to eat and he doesn’t need a title), the food was beautifully presented and the chef prepared his signature dishes with only the freshest ingredients and seasoned perfectly.
Grilled Trumpet Royale Mushrooms with shaved Parmigiano, arugula, and vin cotto was a perfect appetizer!
All four meals that we ate in The Terrace were culinary perfection! Kudos to Chef Justin and his staff. And a special thank you to our waiter, Jeremy, who not only took care of our dining needs, but was very knowledgeable on things to do and places to see on the island.
Gery and Paula have spent a lifetime lovingly restoring Charlotte Inn and gardens. They graciously open its doors and their hearts to welcome guests to a grand and glorious way of life, behind the times on purpose!
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of Charlotte Inn and its gracious way of life!
Source: Behind The Times On Purpose
The Charlotte Inn Of Martha’s Vineyard
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