Eat @ Adrian’s

Boston-area food lovers, listen up! You need to make a road trip or a ferry trip up to Truro this summer to experience eat @Adrian’s, the Cape Cod summer home to Boston’s Eat and chef in residence, Will Gilson, formerly of Garden at the Cellar.

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Eat @ Adrian's

Adrian’s is light, open, and beachy, with nice little touches like fresh rosemary plants and candles in jars of sand on the tables. There are, of course, Eat stamps everywhere. We decided to listen to the message and went for it.

Eat @ Adrian's

Creative, handcrafted cocktails started off the evening. I went for the Beyond the Garden, a refreshing blend of Champagne, Hendrick’s, rosemary simple syrup, and lemon. It had a very clean, crisp, herbaceous flavor to it.

Beyond the Garden

After initially being a little skeptical about fish charcuterie, we decided that we had to have it. It was an excellent decision; the fish charcuterie is as delicious as it is innovative. Bluefish pate, pickled sunchoke, calamari and halibut bratwurst, yellowfin, and melt in your mouth beet cured scallops were served with pumpernickel and plain bread chips and Dijon mustard. Everything was so flavorful. The pate was especially rich and addictive.

fish charcuterie

fish charcuterie

The use of edible flowers and herbs to decorate the board, alongside the colors of the food made it truly edible art.

dates

We also shared bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese and hazelnuts, sweet little bites full of creamy goat cheese with a surprise hazelnut crunch at the very end.

clam chowder

I didn’t try the clam chowder, but it looked like a meal in itself. I DID have a few bites of the frisee salad which was topped with a perfectly poached egg.

frisee salad

We were pretty full by the time our entrees arrived, but I still ate as much of my chicken as I could. It was perfectly moist and tender, surrounded by confit potatoes, spring onion, and rapini, served with a smoky tomato-y paste on the plate.

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We couldn’t get over just how good every single bite was. If only we had saved room for dessert.  . .

fresh herbs

The service at Eat @ Adrian’s was also great, maybe a little too much hovering, but the restaurant was not yet crowded. I have a feeling it will be soon. . .

We followed this amazing dinner a couple hours later with cocktails and dessert at the new Ten Tables in Provincetown, also amazing, an adorable, beautiful space, a great cocktail list, and a chocolate terrine with Thai basil ice cream that was to die for.

Truro and Provincetown are definitely dining destinations. And with all of that natural beauty who needs a reason to visit?

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Tags: Cape Cod, cocktails, Food, Travel, Truro, wine

  1. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Thanks for the tip – I think my husband and I are going to take the ferry to ptown for our anniversary. I’d love to stop in and get that cocktail. Sounds right up my alley!

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    This meal looks incredible. I love that he is doing a fish charcuterie, how inventive!!

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  3. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Your chicken dish looks gorgeous. I love the flowers!

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  4. Meesh’s avatar

    omg i want you weekend!!! i just read about adrian’s in stuff and i am dying to check it out, along with ten tables. bah i need to find a car and get to the cape!

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  5. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    This looks amazing! Especially the salad. I love drippy eggs on salad.

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  6. Scott’s avatar

    Brilliant. Everything looks absolutely fabulous!

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  7. Raija’s avatar

    Great photo of the Frisee salad. And now I’m hungry for that meal all over again…come back and we can go again ;).

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  8. Sues’s avatar

    Looks like an amazing meal!! I don’t get to that area too often, but if I do, I’m so there!! I didn’t realize Provincetown had a Ten Tables; that’s so awesome!

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  9. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Oh wow, this place looks divine!

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  10. Megan’s avatar

    I’m so jealous you’ve already been. Everything sounds so interesting. I especially want to try the clam chowder.

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  11. Molly Galler’s avatar

    I am taking my family there July 4th week! Can’t wait!

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      You are going to LOVE it!

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    2. Michelle’s avatar

      I’m insanely jealous that you’ve already been there! BEAUTIFUL photos – especially the poached egg shot!

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    3. Eric King’s avatar

      Your photos are some of your best so far – I love the light on the crostinis and Pate ( pronounced p8 ).

      - Eric

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    4. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

      Nice review! I will put this on my to-do list for the summer :)

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    5. Amanda L (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit)’s avatar

      Husband and I are planning on going to the Cape for 4th of July weekend. I’ve already told him we are going to Adrian’s! So excited!

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    6. Susan’s avatar

      I want to go! I’ve always loved Garden at the Cellar and I was anxious to see where he went. Because I very rarely vacation at the same place twice, I don’t have a specific restaurant in mind, but I can see myself visiting the Cape this summer!

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    7. Terri’s avatar

      Beautiful! We love Cape Cod, and Adrian’s sounds like a great restaurant.

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    8. Jason Phelps’s avatar

      A very inspired menu indeed. I actually wrote rosemary simple syrup in my notepad. I have cocktail duties for two July 4th parties coming up (neither at my house) so I am on the hunt for drinks I can make from my mobile bar. And fish charcuterie! It makes sense being where you are. I’d try it!

      Jason

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    9. alicia’s avatar

      I’m am so excited about all of the dining destinations on the outer cape! I loved that chocolate terrine at 10 tables….Now I need to make Rafe take me here…mwa haha.

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