early MA settler, inspires Phins Restaurant in Scituate
The SSL entourage also visited Phins Restaurant on Saturday night, while we were sampling the tastes of the Irish Riviera [aka Scituate]. Phins was named in honor of Phineas Pratt —one of the first colonists in Massachusetts who arrived in the Scituate Harbor in 1622. So 387 years later, his great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great……great relative is the proud owner and chef — Aaron Pratt. Aaron opened the restaurant with a superb Front Street location in 2007.
There to meet and greet us as we entered Saturday night was the hostess who is also his fiance — Christine. Love must be in the air in Scituate as it was our second chef engagement that night. Christine tells us the wedding is on for September!
Christine also brought us to a window seat so we could have dinner and a show. The large glass windows, completely unobstructed made it great for people watching. Here we sampled 3 signature dishes: The crab-crusted haddock atop a roasted vegetable medley, vine-ripened tomato gazpacho and avocados. The fish was tender and fresh, as if Phineas himself had caught it and Aaron says it’s a constant favorite on the menu. The crab crust was yummy, and our only complaint was that we wanted more of it. Bring it on we say! You can never get enough of that crab-crust.
We also sampled an equally fresh cut of salmon with a flavorful rub. But our favorite dish of the 3 was the smashed chicken w/roasted vegetable medley, mashed potatoes an pan ajus. That’s the one we all kept divnig our forks back into.
Then came dessert. OMG. This one’s a dual. because I
loved LOVED the warm molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Lisa loved the berry lemon cake. You’ll just have to go there and try for yourself. Then come back here and break the tie vote.
A big thank you to Phins for hosting the SSL entourage. Visit their website at: http://www.phinsrestaurant.com