P-town over Memorial Day
Spent two nights over the long weekend in P-town. On Saturday night we went to Terra Luna in North Truro for dinner. The room has a rustic, cozy cottage feel with lots of wood. To start I had the soup special which was a Vegan Summer Greens soup. It was made with spinach, watercress, basil, and mint. I loved the flavor of the soup but the texture was a bit too gritty; I would have liked it to be smoother, maybe even creamier. DC started with a simple House Salad of Boston lettuce with red onions & grape tomatoes in mustard vinaigrette. The salad was perfectly executed with the freshest ingredients and just the right amount of dressing. I had the Wild Mushroom Ragu which was sautéed wild mushrooms & penne in a creamy merlot reduction. There was a huge variety (and lots!) of mushrooms that were sautéed beautifully with nice a coloring on the edges. The cream sauce was rich and just coated the penne without feeling heavy. It was rich and earthy! DC got the Fra Diavolo which seemed to be the exact opposite of mine, spicy and light.
The second night we met some friends at the Mews in Ptown. DC couldn’t stop raving about how his dirty vodka martini was one of the best martinis he has had! Started with the Mushroom Strudel with Spicy Miso Dressing. Very tasty! I had the Pappardelle in a Rich Broth with Pan Roasted Scallops. This was a very well prepared dish with spinach, mushrooms and beautiful scallops. The sauce was rich in texture, buttery and smooth, but a little plan in flavor yet the beautiful scallops more than made up for it. The rest of my dining companions loved their dishes and having tasted bites of the Roasted Half Duckling, the Rack of Lamb and the Lamb Shanks Osso Buco I do think my dish was the weakest at the table. The Panna cotta dessert was gorgeous! Smooth, rich and creamy! Minor, minor compliant would be that the berry coulis it was served with was not strained so the seeds were a bit annoying.
104 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633
Mews Restaurant & Cafe
429 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657