Matt and I are back earlier then expected, but we had an awesome time at Hampton Beach’s Annual Seafood Festival.
And it. was. packed!
On our drive up to New Hampshire, knowing that I may not find any stomach friendly foods, I made sure to have a protein rich snack to hold me over for a while.
And it’s a that good thing that I did.
Of course I expected the usual fried clams, lobster rolls and seafood chowder, but it being a festival celebrating Seafood, I thought I would see more fish options such as salmon, haddock, and scallop plates.
All of the stands pretty much had the same fried foods available, but I still searched long and hard for something I could eat that wouldn’t cause me to hobble back to the beach house with cramps and indigestion.
Enter Sesame encrusted Ahi Tuna skewers
And Grilled Shrimp and Swordfish
I also split a shrimp cocktail and corn on the cobb with Matt, while he enjoyed his fried clam strips and baked lobster mac and cheese
It was the perfect amount of picky foods before heading down to the beach for live music and drinks
The band reggae band, Hot Like Fire, brought one last taste of Summer as the cool Autumn breeze filled the beach front tent.
Everyone was having a great time dancing, drinking, and singing along to the familiar songs that the band performed.
As the evening rolled in, so did the down pouring rain clouds. This cancelled our plans of walking to the Sea Ketch for dinner, and instead, we took a drive to North Hampton to a lively Italian Restaurant, Ron Jillian’s.
We ordered one the best antipasto plates that I’ve ever had, followed by Herb encrusted Cod with a side of steamed broccoli, which I swapped in place of lobster cream risotto,
Matt also ordered Pasta Bolognese, a favorite of his whenever we eat out at an Italian restaurant.
It was a perfect “rained out dinner”, and we spent the rest of the night back at the beach house watching TV in our adorable loft bedroom
It feels like Fall today, and now it’s time for the Pat’s game and Sunday dinner at my parents.
Enjoy the rest of your day! xoxo