As the King James Bible reminds us, "a prophet hath no honor in his own country", and likewise residents seldom consider going on vacation here on Cape Cod, or even dining at the fine restaurants of our many first class resorts.
We sought to remedy that omission by visiting one of Cape Cod's oldest and loveliest resorts, Sea Crest on Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth.
It was a rewarding experience to see how this lovely beach hotel, which has hosted generations of Cape Cod vacationers for almost 50 years, has stayed as fresh and attractive as on the day it opened.
Location, location, location
Sea Crest resort is on a large private beach in Cape Cod’s legendary North Falmouth overlooking Buzzards Bay with it's spectacular sunsets. The hotel recently emerged from a multimillion-dollar renovation as the quintessential beach hotel for a new generation of travelers.
This very well staffed resort has people ready to help at every turn. They were all smiling and enthusiastic, seeming to truly love their work.
The resort is literally right on the well-maintained white, sand beach.
We had two dinners in Red's (on site) and really enjoyed our meals as well as the superb breakfasts in the resort's Ocean View Room on right.
Both restaurants have incredible views of Buzzards Bay.
With 264 guest rooms and suites, some with fireplaces and private water-view balconies, and a three-bedroom cottage that sleeps up to eight, the hotel is equally ideal for families seeking a fun beachfront setting and couples drawn by the romance of the Cape.
What's New and Different:
Dining at Red's
There are two restaurants at Sea Crest, and we dined at both - the Ocean View Room for our sumptuous breakfasts and twice at Red's.
The menu was the one for the off season, but there was plenty to choose from.
Just to mention a couple of the great dishes, below are two starters:
First - a remarkable pile of delicious, tiny mussels in an Aioli broth of very large proportions, at least two dozen of the little beauties, at a modest $12, and an equally great Clam Chowder, the same price.
Below are two of the entrees we tried. The Georges Bank Haddock Fish 'n Chips which came with a pile of Sweet Potato Fries, Fall Vegetable Cole Slaw, Tarragon Grain Mustard Aioli, $19, and the quite enormous pile of succulent Barbecued Ribs which had been smoked for 16 hours.
How you can sample this resort
One way to find out for yourself would be go to the hotel’s classic Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday morning May 10th. in the hotel’s Ocean View Room with its sweeping views of Buzzard’s Bay.
Executive Chef Daniel Kenney has crafted an extensive menu including made-to-order Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and warm maple syrup; scrambled farm-fresh eggs with chives and sweet tomatoes; cinnamon and vanilla scented French toast with berries and maple syrup; grilled East Coast salmon with Maine lobster sauce and asparagus tips; and exotic mushroom ravioli with aged Madeira wine and local goat cheese; and a selection of freshly baked desserts. Mother’s Day Brunch will be served Sunday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced at $45 per person and $19 for children 12 and under, plus tax.
Below is the beach at Sea Crest.