Chris Fischer has gotten a good start this season. We had heard a lot about the new Beach Plum Inn dining experience, but hadn't had a chance to try it until last night. Everything was well prepared. The kale salad was tender and dressed with a light coating of creme fraiche and anchovy. I had the red fish with bok choy and mashed chick peas; the flavors went very well together. My husband had the rooster stew which had roasted onions and small diced turnips, potatoes, and mushrooms in it and was presented with fresh, tender pea tendrils on top; very flavorful. The rhubarb galette for dessert was wonderful. The menu takes a minimalist approach and does not categorize the offerings into traditional appetizers and entrees, nor does it label offerings as "small plate" and "large plate." The only real guidance is the price. The waitress said that "everything is designed for sharing," but it is not clear how that would have worked with the items that turned out to be entrees. If you can navigate the menu, you will be rewarded by the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant is small inn overlooking Menemsha fishing port and the waters of the vineyard sound. We offer warm hospitality in a naturally beautiful setting to assure guestts a delightful vacation. Located on seven acres, the Inn offers spectacular sea views, country gardens and privacy for those who wish. Its eleven rooms are either in the main house or private cottages, some with ocean views, all comfortable and lovingly furnished with private baths , air-conditioning, cable television, and touch touch tone telephones. Each evening our guests pause to witness the stunning spectacle of the sun setting into the waters of Vineyard Sound. Luxurious yet laid-back, the Inn is just short stroll down a winding path to the famous Menemsha Beach and Menemsha's 300 year old commercial fishing wharf. Guests receive passes to Chilmarks famous private beaches. On property we have tennis, fitness center and bikes and Kayaks to rent. The inn is know around the world as a magical wedding location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beach Plum Hotel Menemsha