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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Nautical in St. Andrews

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2. Where to Eat


The Rossmount Inn's restaurant serves forward-thinking cuisine in a traditional setting.  

Experience the best of St. Andrews's many inn restaurants at the justifiably popular Rossmount Inn (reserve in advance if you're not staying there) to taste vegetables and herbs grown in the kitchen's garden, foraged fiddlehead ferns, and just-caught seafood from the Bay of Fundy. Chef Chris Aerni’s seasonal menu features artistic, almost precious, presentations, but the flavors in dishes like crispy Atlantic salmon fillet with sweet corn hash in a spicy cherry tomato vinaigrette ($21) are bold.

Try the most exotic new option in town at the Secret Garden, run by a Korean family that relocated there earlier this year. Sit on the outside porch of the Inn on Frederick to avoid the incongruous décor inside, and order the four-course meal of traditional fare ($35), including bulgogi, dolsot-bibimbab, tangsooyook, kimchee, as well as Japanese yakitori.

Fill up on locally raised oysters ($3 each) at Olive Bar, which opened last month inside the gourmet shop St. Croix Olive. Choose from a selection of innovative small plates, like halibut ceviche in a charred pepper emulsion ($10) or watermelon, feta, and mint salad ($9), before browsing and sampling the selection of more than 50 varieties of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world.


Published on Aug 10, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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