In Good Taste – June ’11

Revered in Sandwich

Anthony DiSpezio

While the Dan’l Webster Inn & Restaurant has been providing elegant lodging for more than 300 years in the oldest town on Cape Cod, this destination in Sandwich is just as revered for its remarkable cuisine. The inn has five unique dining rooms, from the casual tavern to the moonlit Conservatory, a plant-filled solarium overlooking a verdant garden and waterfall. Their dinner menu features local produce and seafood in American, Italian, and Asian dishes with a gourmet twist, as well as a “Green Palate” section full of heart- and eco-friendly dishes. For a grand start to your meal, try the Beef Crabioli ($11.50), a decadent dish of ravioli filled with kobe beef and black truffles, topped with king crab and finished with béarnaise sauce and a cabernet demi-glace. I ordered the Organic Free Range Chicken ($18) for my entrée, glazed with avocado-infused honey and served with a mango-cashew pesto, hearty whole grain pilaf, and seasonal vegetable of the day. My guest ordered the Filet Mignon ($35), a grilled tenderloin presented with mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, caramelized cipollini onions, vegetable of the day, and a gorgonzola crostini. The generous, delicious portions left us almost too stuffed for dessert! Almost… —Chrissy Caskey

149 Main Street, Sandwich
Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 4:30 to 9 p.m., Fri.-Sat.; 3:30-8:30, Sun.

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