OK, let’s get down to the meat of any trip: the food.
In this case, the seafood.
Here are two Martha’s Vineyard encounters, both vastly different.
1. Lobster Salad Roll, Among the Flowers Cafe, Edgartown. Considering the average price for seafood or any food on the Vineyard, a bargain at around 15 bucks. A delightful, normal use of lobster.
2. Lobster ice cream, Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium, Oak Bluffs. OK, I only have myself to blame for this. But I thought: How creative. How Martha’s Vineyard. There’s sea salt and chocolate, bacon and chocolate, salty chicken and sweet waffles. Anything salty and sweet should work. Right?
Um, no. No subtle blending here. It was like eating Lobster Newburg and then having ice cream from the same dish without washing it first. Except worse. Because lobster and butter work. Lobster and cream work. But IMHO, fishy lobster with a cold, rubbery texture, and what sort of tastes like vanilla ice cream do not.
As you may know by now, I’m far from picky in the food department. As in, anything not nailed down is usually fair game.
BTW, even though I was starving at the time, this was the best I could do before pitching it. I get a little queasy just looking at it again.
Hey, the experience wasn’t a total loss: It turned me off to ice cream for the time being. I need all the help I can get.
Whaddya think? Look good to you?