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Our annual college roommates weekend on Cape Cod always involves great food, wine, cocktails, and lots of fun. The first night tradition is to do a lobster boil, followed by karaoke in Provincetown. The second night, if I am lucky enough to get a day off to stay, is devoted to a delicious Provincetown restaurant. This year, we celebrated my birthday at Ten Tables Provincetown.

Ten Tables, Provincetown

I had been to Ten Tables in Provincetown for cocktails before but never eaten at this sweet spot in a lovely old house. Being still out of season, Ten Tables wasn’t crowded yet, and we enjoyed a really delicious and relaxing dinner there.

Ten Tables, Provincetown Ten Tables, Provincetown

I started with the same cocktail I had the last time, Paint the Town Red, a completely refreshing blend of Wodka Vodka, St. Germain, fresh strawberries, lemon juice & splash of Cava Rose. I could drink this cocktail all day long, preferably with a beach view.

Paint the town red cocktail

One of my friends sipped this lovely lilac cocktail, Grey Gardens, with a garden view.

grey gardens cocktail

The menu offered lots of delectable items, and I decided that after a night and day of indulgences, I needed a vegetable in my life. Crunchy, fresh cucumbers, golden oregano, and feta made for a refreshing starter.

cucumber salad

I balanced the cold and crunchy with some briny, creamy fried oysters with piquillo pepper relish. It was my second time eating fried oysters that weekend. I can’t get enough fried seafood.

fried oysters

My friend’s burger, topped with an egg and nestled next to gravy fries was the perfect comfort food. The fries were salty and delicious, even better dunked in smoky BBQ sauce.

Ten Tables burger

We may have been full and ready for more cocktails and dancing, but a visit to Ten Tables is not complete without their chocolate terrine with Thai basil ice cream. It is one of the best desserts I have ever had, and I will always make room for a few bites.

chocolate terrine

Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain and Cambridge are both fabulous, and the Provincetown location certainly measures up. Provincetown is one of my favorite places on the planet, and Ten Tables definitely makes it more delicious.

What are your favorite places to visit again and again?

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Well hello there!  It’s been quite a few days since my last post; I don’t think I have gone this long without posting since I started blogging! I took a work and blogging break for my annual college roommates trip to Provincetown and Truro, and while I am simply exhausted now, I am energized and ready to get back into things.

There is no place in the world like Cape Cod. I’ve said it before, and it’s true, no matter where I live in the world, Provincetown and the Cape will always be places I come back to. While I get back into the swing of things, I leave you with a few photos of my favorite things on the Cape. Our weekend included lots of time in the gorgeous sun, lots of good food and wine, a brief trip in a kayak (where I lost my sunglasses and found them when they washed ashore the next day!), and of course, dancing. I can’t wait to do it again next year.

My top five favorite places in the world include Provincetown, Galway (Ireland), Sonoma, Boston, and Vienna. What are yours?

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Happy Solstice! With a busy week ahead, I am still reflecting on my beachy mini vacation last weekend. . .

Part of the Cape trip tradition is a yummy breakfast, and last year my friend Raija started making us her uncle’s famous waffle recipe for breakfast. Luckily she was willing to share the recipe with all of us!  I paired my waffle with a bowl of cherries and a spicy Bloody Mary ;)

homemade waffles bowl of cherries

Since it was cloudy and a bit chilly last weekend, we opted to hang out at the beach in front of our cottage. It was a lot of fun spending the morning doing nothing but catching up. The scenery was pretty amazing as well.

Cape Cod flowers

Cape Cod beach path

beach snail

After lots of relaxing, it was time to head to the Taste of Truro at Truro Vineyards. We last visited the vineyards a few weeks ago, and I was excited to attend another event at this beautiful property and to try more Truro Vineyards wines.

First we had a little photo shoot.

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Then it was time to do some wine tasting! I ran into the fabulous Mara who I met at the Coastal Wine Trail kickoff and who also happens to have a really great blog, and she recommended the 2008 Maritime Zinfandel which is brand new and which I was already eyeing up, given my Zinfandel love.

image Truro Vineyards Zinfandel

It was really good! It had some great berry flavors and a little bit of spice. It was actually the perfect choice for the day that was in it, and I instantly wanted to pair it with broiled salmon with cherry compote.

I also split a glass of Vignoles with my friend; I had really enjoyed its crisp, fruity flavors at the Coastal Wine Trail Kickoff and liked it just as much a second time.

Truro Vineyards Zinfandel Truro Vineyards

One thing that was different than our last visit to the vineyard were the vines themselves! Tiny little grapes are everywhere just waiting to spend their summer taking in the sun and growing big and fat to make more wine for us! ;) It’s just so interesting to watch the weather and to see its affect on the grapes and thus the wine itself. Hopefully it will be a good year.

Truro Vineyards Grapes

Truro Vineyards Grapes

The Taste of Truro had a variety of delicious food offerings from local restaurants as well which made it perfect to try out new places. These clams with chorizo looked and smelled amazing.

clams and chorizo

There was also lobster chowder, arancini, whole grains salad, and a variety of other treats. I love “Taste of” events. Luckily this week I am going to Taste of Cambridge!

Truro Vineyards wine glasses

Taste of Truro, like the rest of my visit to the Cape, was a great way to spend time with friends. We followed our wine adventure with a trip back into Provincetown, some dress shopping, oysters with some killer spicy horseradish at The Lobster Pot, and finally dinner at Front Street, an incredible P-town restaurant that deserves its own post!

Lobster Pot Provincetown oysters in Provincetown

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I hope you are all having a great Monday so far. I am so excited for the week ahead; there is lots of fun to be had at a variety of blogger events, and I can’t wait to see everyone, eat great food, drink good wine, and to have lots to blog about!  I will also be introducing my “Dinner in 10” and “Wine from Where?” series that I hope to keep going periodically on the blog. Finally, I am excited to say that based on my BBQ & Beer post, the husband decided he does indeed need to have Buster’s BBQ in Calistoga on his birthday. We are going to wine country in July! Woop woop!

Siggi’s winners will be announced on Wednesday, so don’t forget to enter!

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