April showers bring Cape May adventures

Apologies for the hiatus! As one usually does, I've had a lot going on in my professional and personal life. I've missed writing my food rundowns on here so I am more than happy to be back to share what I've been eating and what I have been up to! I was in Cape May recently for a wedding and fortunately got to spend the weekend exploring the cute town. Although March is off-season in Cape May, there is plenty of good food to keep you occupied for a weekend. As summer approaches (hopefully) and you begin to think of a beach destination that offers more than sand and sun, Cape May should be on your radar. Below are some of the highlights for me:

1. The Washington Street Mall will remind you of most touristy main strips in the heart of Cape May. There are plenty of souvenir shops, bars, gastropubs and fudge stores but the Cape May Sweet House was particularly unique. This adorable store is every dessert lover's heaven. I loved the variety of candies (sweet, sour, spicy) they offer and the service is very friendly. Definitely worth a stop!

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2. A nice upscale date night at Peter Shields Inn is a good way to either get acquainted with Cape May or a delicious way to end your stay. Either way you can't go wrong here. The ingredients are sourced from Cape May and their bottle only selections are offered at a great price. The restaurant is homey, cozy and overlooks the ocean. I highly recommend this restauarant for a small group dinner or a couple's dinner. You can also stay at the Inn!

Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Day Boat Halibut, Peas, Spinach, Potato Gnocchi, Gremolata and Truffle Aioli

Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Day Boat Halibut, Peas, Spinach, Potato Gnocchi, Gremolata and Truffle Aioli

3. My favorite part of Cape May was the Beach Plum Farm. This farm has a small restaurant onsite serving breakfast, lunch and brunch. All food is sourced from the farm and you can buy many of the farm's produce and canned goods onsite. Aside from the food you can explore the acres of land here! You can visit the pigs and chickens. You can smell the lavender plants and learn about the different vegetables and fruits that grow on the property. After your leisurely stroll grab a cup of coffee and hang out by the open fire pits. If I could I would have spent all day here.

Sugar and cinammon donuts

Sugar and cinammon donuts

Chicken salad sanwich with sweet carrots and scrambled eggs, bacon with a side of rosemary biscuit

Chicken salad sanwich with sweet carrots and scrambled eggs, bacon with a side of rosemary biscuit

4. The Red Store serves all of what you're craving for brunch. The portions are generous, the staff is so nice and the food makes your belly feel warm. No matter if you have a mean hangover from the night before or if you just want to eat food that brings nostalgia, the Red Store delivers on both fronts. 

Shrimp and Grits with grilled heirloom cheddar grit cakes, poached egg, grilled shrimp, chorizo and red chili sauce

Shrimp and Grits with grilled heirloom cheddar grit cakes, poached egg, grilled shrimp, chorizo and red chili sauce

Hope you enjoyed reading through my short Cape May guide! One last thing- go to the beach!!! It was beautiful even in 40 degree weather.

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