Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jamestown, Rhode Island

I was back in New England (most of the time I wasn't sure which state I was in) last week for my "do-over" vacation.  This time the landscape was greening, the lilacs and forsythia were blooming and I was hale and hardy.



These two--our reason for going--were able to take some time off work and spent four wonderful days with us at our hotel.  They also acted as tour guides and chauffeurs.


We went back to this tasty little restaurant in Jamestown, R.I. for lunch.  It was the scene of my first meal in New England when I went a few years ago to look at wedding venues for our son and his bride-to-be's wedding.

At that first visit, I was picked up at the airport and whisked off to Slice of Heaven where we had a delicious al fresco lunch.  At the end of the meal, Stefan purchased a chocolate hazelnut gelato (only one) for the road.  The ladies said "no, no--we're full" which was a big mistake.  It was the best I've had.  Sweet boy had been thoughtful enough to pick up several spoons.


Alas, even though the tree postings said they had gelato, it was too early in the season.


However, I did have a perfectly rendered salade nicoise to enjoy before heading on to Newport.


28 comments:

  1. Bonnie, I had to laugh... we just simultaneously posted a comment at Quay Po Cooks. It is fun to think we are visiting together even from miles apart! LOL!

    Sounds like you had a FABULOUS time! And, how could you not? Look forward to hearing more!

    blessings ~ tanna

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  2. Looks like a wonderful (and tastey) visit!

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  3. So glad this visit was a great one! Lunch looks yummy! I'd like to see it warm up outside too, but I'm afraid we're going to go right into hot and humid and I'm not ready for that yet:@)

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  4. glad you got your "do over" vacation and had fun, can not pronounce what you ate and don't know what gelato is.

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  5. The salad looks very tasty! Not sure if it's at my end or what, but your first picture isn't coming through.
    Best,
    Susan

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  6. Happy that your vacation has started off so well, Bonnie. I can't wait to see photos of Newport. I haven't been there in years but remember what a lovely, picturesque city it is.

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  7. How fun and yummy does that day sound. The food looked so good and I can't wait for our little mini vacations starting in the summer! Glad you had such a great time!

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  8. Just few days ago I told hubby...I needed to come back to New England......... ok.... I'm sure I'm going to visit beautiful USA again (today I posted about them!!!), thanks for your post.... hugs, Flavia

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  9. My son loves gelato...they make a flavor that is CArolina blue; sold in Chapel Hill of course and we have to go and get it each time we are there! I personally will stick to my ice cream.

    The northeast is such a beautiful area! thanks for sharing some of your visit!

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  10. glad you could do this! I haven't been to RI since......hmmm, might be since I was a child!

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  11. I like the name of the restaurant... I would love to have a slice of heaven too:D The salad you had looks inviting. Have you tasted the famous Rhode Island Snail salad? I heard it was out of this world delicious. It is great to know that you had fun.

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  12. Love the name of tht restaurant Slice of Heaven; does not get better than that. Salad niçoise makes everything better.
    Rita

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  13. Gelato and a gorgeous, fresh-looking nicoise...now that's what I call a vacation, Bonnie! (Isn't New England the greatest place to get away to?)

    Ben
    http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi Bonnie, Sounds like you had a GREAT time --this time!!!! Glad you got to go!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. I loved these pictures...it made me wish I could have gone with you :-) I have missed visiting you and your blog. Thank you for always sharing these delicious eats and your sweet heart. I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow. Hugs from Austin.

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  16. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip- So glad you felt better this time around!

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  17. Hope you got a little shut-eye, my friend and that you are feeling better! ;)

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  18. Ah sounds like the beginning of an awesome trip! That salad nicoise looks delicious!

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  19. Isn't Rhode Island LOVELY! That looks like a yummy salad. Enjoy your visit
    Mary

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  20. It sounds like you had a great visit. The salad here looks wonderful and I really love the asparagus you featured below. I'm glad you were able to re-visit. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. I'm so happy that this visit turned out better than the last :)

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  22. So glad everyone could rearrange schedules to recreate your visit. Sounds like it got off on a yummy start!

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  23. Rhode Island is a beautiful state and this little place in Jamestown sounds wonderful. It must have been especially nice to share it with your son and daughter-in-law!

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  24. It sounds like your "do-over" vacation was wonderful. I really like the tree with the little signs, too bad you were too early for the gelato.

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  25. Looks like somebody had some fun!!!! Sounds like a neat place to eat.

    Melinda

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