Happy Labor Day! We spent the weekend at a wedding in upstate New York. I thought it was only fitting to tell you about the bachelorette party for the bride of the weekend - our friend Jenn!
The daytime activities included a trip to Plymouth, MA for some wine tasting, food, and fun. It was an awesome group - none of us knew each other (besides Jenn knowing everyone obviously) before the day began. I actually love it when that happens - it's funny to see how "friends of friends" always seem to get along really well. Everyone was really nice!
We decided to start at the Plymouth Bay Winery. Plymouth Bay Winery is owned and managed by a husband/wife team, and all their wines are produced from native grapes and berries. I'm not a wine fan (I know, I know...howwww!), but I had a good time watching everyone taste away.
I did enjoy tasting some of their jellies (made from their wines), and came home with a jar of their Widow's Walk. I thought it was such a great idea that I also bought a bottle of Widows Walk wine as well, to make a marinade for a pork tenderloin (recipe coming soon)! They were also nice enough to let us keep all of our purchases there at the store while we walked around town. Then we were off!
While there, we realized there was a huge festival going on. TONS of people everywhere, and Water Street was lined with white tents full of handmade crafts. Most of the group hadn't seen Plymouth Rock, so we thought it would be fun to explore some of the booths and make our way to the rock.
By this time it was mid afternoon and we were hungry. The Blue-Eyed Crab had an appealing patio, so we decided to stop there for a late lunch. The food was very good, but the service was very slow (especially since it was 3pm). I had a small crab cake for an appetizer that had the most fantastic cream cheese sauce. I also had the fish and chips - my FIRST fish and chips EVER. I know...crazy huh? I don't know how this compares to others, but this one was very good! I'll be ordering it again. I also took a picture of Jenn's meal because it looked so good. She had a giant lobster roll and fried plantains. YUM.
Once we finished eating, we had just enough time to hit one last winery before heading home. The Plymouth Winery was just next door to the restaurant, and almost all of their wines have won multiple awards. I'm not sure if it was the fact that everyone was tired, but most of the group weren't fans of these wines. Oh well. :) My favorite part of this stop was the sweet chocolate lab that greeted everyone with a large lick on your feet. I imagine he spent most of his time in the blue chair by the window, where you'll see him in a moment.
Before heading home, we stopped at a cute cupcake shop to get a little sugar kick. I split a yummy vanilla cupcake with a strawberry filling. The icing was sweet, light, and fluffy - perfect. If I go back, I'll be getting their Boston Cream Pie Cupcake - omg...
Such a fun day celebrating our sweet friend Jenn - so happy for her!
Interested in what else there is to do in Plymouth? Check out our last trip to the beautiful town.