|Just looking at this picture makes me relax!|
My husband and I recently enjoyed an anniversary mini-vacation, thanks to our daughter Molly who gave her dad a Groupon for a night for two at Smithfield Station complete with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for Christmas. He luckily decided that our 38th anniversary would be a great excuse to use it, and even better, he decided to take me;)! Smithfield was a perfect location, right on the water and a short half-hour drive from home - far enough to be a change of scene but close enough that the trip itself was not a hassle. So I took off half a day and we packed up on Friday and headed to Smithfield. Our plan-have an amazing dinner, go to Saturday's Farmer's Market, stroll through Old Smithfield and have some time with focus just on one another, not distracted by daily issues and problems.
|This pig was near the Art Center.|
Yelp. In addition, I was seduced by the Pineapple Upside Down cake martini, which was a special. Everything was just terrific. Gavin's crabcakes were pure crabmeat with just enough binder to hold them together- definitely the best crabcake not made by me I have every tasted. My rockfish was moist and perfectly cooked, with a sweet-savory sauce that was unexpected and delicious.
Even though we were stuffed, we could not resist dessert. We chose to split a hot fudge ice cream cake, which was just the right sweet treat to top off our meal. All in all it was a great anniversary, and we will definitely be heading back to Smithfield Station- I have heard that they have an amazing brunch, and the food and atmosphere of a time gone by is perfect for a relaxing time that rejuvenates the soul!