This past Friday, Tom and I took a very quick trip to Tilghman Island, Maryland.
As you can see, it was cold. Very cold. But there’s something about going to summer destinations in the off season that I love. It’s so quiet and peaceful.
We enjoyed a very reasonably-priced stay at the Tilghman Island Inn.
Affordable and private, as I believe we were the only ones staying on the property. I guess not everyone has our sense of adventure, eh? No matter. The staff was incredibly welcoming and hospitable, going out of their way to make us comfortable.
When we arrived, we took advantage of the inn’s restaurant, Mike and Eric’s Hundred Bay Restaurant. This was Tom’s first real meal post illness and my last one before I got sick, so pardon the large quantities we consumed. I haven’t really had an appetite since then, so I’m glad we went for it. Plus, it was kind of Tom’s re-do birthday since I had food poisoning on his real birthday. This past month has been super fun, let me tell you.
Okay, enough justifications about my gluttony and on with the food.
Oysters Rockefeller – our server said they were the best on the Eastern Shore. They were delicious, so I won’t argue.
We got our New Year’s luck in a few days late with these black eyed pea cakes, the restaurant’s signature dish.
Since it was so cold, we both had soup. I had butternut squash that had a slightly southwestern flavor and was finished with sour cream and chives. Tom had a hearty fresh seafood soup, fired to order.
And then, we still had entrees. I know. It’s impressive, really.
I had a beautiful and flavorful swordfish entree, which is saying a lot because I’m very picky about fish. It was cooked in vanilla salt (!) alongside grilled asparagus and an apple risotto.
Tom went the steak route, topped with melty bleu cheese and whipped potatoes.
Our server was fantastic, and the overall dining experience exceptional. Plus, I loved the non-DC prices. We were even given a complimentary bottle of Champagne (not sparkling wine) leftover from their New Year’s Eve celebration.
After we finished dinner, we walked around the corner to our room for the night. Someone was already enjoying himself.
We have codependency issues. But you’ve got to love a dog friendly property. The next morning, we explored the island for a bit. A very short bit. It was cold.
For breakfast, we hit Two If By Sea in town, a quaint restaurant/diner with an adjoined antique shop.
Looking at all this food makes me long for the days when I had an appetite. Everything at Two if by Sea was delicious and comforting. We also picked up a framed photograph from a local artist to take home to commemorate the trip.
It was a great getaway, and we hope to return in the summer or early Fall to enjoy a more of the sites without the bitter cold getting in the way.