Wow. Carly’s wedding was in July and my remaining posts about our New England Wedding Trip have been seriously tardy. I’m really kinda embarrassed. Things have been super busy here at the studio, but that’s a lame excuse for my poor timing on finishing out this series. Especially because I’ve been looking forward to doing THIS post for quite some time… It’s Rehearsal Dinner Time!
This was such a fun event. Any true Coastal New Englander knows what a real clambake is made of, but for the rest of you poor ignorant souls: a clambake consists of digging huge holes in the ground and filling them with hot coals. Then, we dump a whole bunch of seafood (clams and lobsters, most notably) along with potatoes and corn cobs into the hole and pile coal on top. The food gets baked between the coals and is unearthed for a hearty seaside meal! It has been years and years since I’ve eaten a fresh lobster and let me tell you… it was heavenly. Actually, thank the good Lord that I married a country boy… he gladly gave me his and I’m not afraid to confess that I ate TWO lobsters. Totally worth every calorie of overindulgence. Besides, it takes a lot of work to dig the meat out of a scrawny ol’ lobster… so I’m going to call that my workout.
The event took place at the historic Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park, built in 1873. A long manicured lawn leads out to astonishing views of Narragansett Bay. It was stunning!
Delightful and delicious! Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Framptom!