Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
Nothings says summer like a refreshing drink, slowly releasing the chilled splendor as the warm temperatures work their magic, melting both the ice and the stress from the outside world. Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is arguably one of the best spots to sit down, order your libation of choice and drink in the view of Cape Cod Bay from the South Shore all the way across to the tip of Provincetown.
With a vista akin to the world’s largest wide screen presentation, the drama and intrigue on display with each day’s setting sun is like seeing your favorite Broadway show, or a live musical performance over and over. You know the ending, but somehow as you witness the familiar process over again, it is always slightly different.
Philip Flath is the Executive Chef at Ocean Edge and oversees all of the Food and Beverage operation of the resort. With six restaurants, each with its own bar, his knowledgeable and adventurous staff has made it their mission to provide a unique world-class experience to every person that sits in their restaurants. While many assume Ocean Edge is a vacationer’s destination, in fact, visitors and locals can enjoy most of the food and beverage options at the AAA 4-Diamond awarded property as well. Translation: You can feel as though you are on vacation, even when you have worked a full day and your home is only a short drive away.
Donnine Wilson who works both afternoon and evening shifts at Ocean Terrace, has made the bar her domain. She deftly dominates the large open rectangular space, which sits like the jewel in the crown of this spectacular outdoor dining experience. A Jamaican native, Donnine has been on the Cape and at Ocean Edge since the spring of this year. She proudly proclaims her Caribbean heritage as being an integral part of her ability to create the kind of cocktail that takes you to far away, exotic locales, while also appealing to a sophisticated and spirited palate.
A curated menu, utilizes distinctive brands and varieties of alcohol, and is accented by an imaginative harvest of local fruits, herbs and garnishes. Featured drinks at Ocean Terrace are arranged in groups of Vintage (really new versions of the beloved classics), Featured (which are intrepid interpretations of the finest ingredients when combined with a creative composition) and Frozen (which soars well past the standard Piña Colada.)
Donnine’s savvy sensibility, as she navigates the thousands of options that swirl in her brain, like a well-made Maple-Bourbon Smash, produces unexpected, yet enthusiastically embraced, cocktails that occupy memories of an evening in Brewster for a long time to come.
A quick turn off of Route 6A is all that is needed to transport you to a beachside cocktail emporium that is usually reserved for an annual winter getaway to an island resort. ~ Julie Craven Wagner