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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Savor the Season in Millbrook


2. Where to Eat

The Bangall Whaling Company (left) dates back to 1832; the Red Devon (right) houses an ingredient-driven restaurant and market.  

Sample hyper-seasonal and local ingredients at the refined Red Devon Restaurant, where you’ll taste why Chef Sara Lukasiewicz was a semifinalist for a James Beard Rising Star award in 2012. Try the seasonal Honeycrisp-apple salad ($11) and the dry-aged Muscovy duck breast ($28) from nearby Northwind Farms. In the market next door, find freshly baked bread, scones, cinnamon rolls, and doughnuts, along with soups, sandwiches, and seasonal salads.

Imagine you’re in a bistro in Paris at Café Les Baux as you enjoy Chef Herve Bochard’s authentic French favorites—escargots ($10), French onion soup ($7.50), and croque monsieur ($9)—that he brought to Millbrook when he left his native France in 1985. Sip one of the many French wines on offer, or order a bottle of Chardonnay from local wineries Oak Summit or Millbrook Vineyards, which pairs nicely with the mussels ($19) served in a small red Le Creuset Dutch oven.

Warm yourself by the fireplace in the inviting library area at the Bangall Whaling Company, a classic tavern dating back to 1832, featuring exposed-wood beams and a black-and-white checkered floor. The long wooden bar is a great place to watch the game while eating juicy burgers ($11) and truffle fries ($8)—wash them down with Keegan Ale’s Mother’s Milk Stout (made in nearby Kingston). Or have a seat in the restaurant and enjoy some fancier fare, like macaroni and cheese made with lobster and crab ($20).

Published on Nov 22, 2013 as a web exclusive.

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