Sunday, October 05, 2008

Vacationing in the Berkshires - Part 7

Last day. There were a number of things we considered, but it was very rainy in the morning, thus, we meandered up to Hilltop Orchards and Furnace Brook Winery in Richmond, MA for wine and cider tastings. The Johannisberg Riesling was decent and my hubby also liked the Shiraz, but the French style Cidre and the Johnny Mash Hard Cider were the true winners. We also picked up some Honeycrisp apples (over 20 varieties were available). If we had remained in town, the fresh-baked pies would have tempted us.

On our way back to Great Barrington we stopped by Hoffman Pottery

We lunched on Steak Frites at Cafe Adam.

Back in town we Main Street and Railroad Street for a little shopping. The most interesting shop was Karen Allen Fiber Arts (yes, that Karen Allen - we actually saw her in town a couple of days earlier waiting to go into Bizen!).

Before dinner we went back to Napa for a glass of wine at the bar. Both the host and our waitress from the other night warmly welcomed us back. For dinner we went to Castle Street Cafe for dinner and live jazz. We started with Antipasto of olives, fresh mozzarella, proscuitto, and roasted red and yellow peppers. For the main course a roasted Cornish game hen and meatloaf and mashers. Good food and good music, but crowded with lots of locals - almost everyone who entered knew everyone else. Very apt for this quaint, yet intriguing small town.

1 comment:

Kids Costume said...

nice pics.