Published: 06/18/2010 by Erica
Rent a boat for an afternoon sail at Mystic Seaport, then head straight to Latitude 41 for dinner. The old Seamen's Inne has morphed into a modern room with a fresh, locally-sourced menu--a rare thing for a museum canteen.
Virtually everything on the menu comes from New England (or not too far offshore), from the Stonington scallops to the Berkshire pork and Deep River-based Fabled Foods bread. While you can happily cobble together a dinner of starters (carmelized onion flatbread, sweet calamari with a hint of fire, a dinner-sized hunk of iceberg showered with chunks of applewood bacon and blue cheese)) we all salivated over my husband's dish of barely seared tuna on a bed of edamame hash with slivers of chewy rice gnocchi and a flourish of micro greens. The chef and manager strongly support local farms and it's evident in the thoughtful cuisine and organic and biodynamic wine list. Definitely not your usual tourist grub.