Spotlight on The Meeting House - Tiverton, R.I.

  • Posted on: 24 August 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick
the meeting house
The Meeting House, located on Main Road in Tiverton’s finest Four Corners, district has hosted an array of functions over the years. The fascinating scenery that surrounds the 18th century restored masterpiece includes a picturesque pond and garden for you and your guests to enjoy.
the meeting house
The Meeting House has hosted weddings, receptions, corporate retreats, bridal showers, exhibits, memorial services, as well as cocktail and birthday parties. Every event hosted has been specially catered to meet the needs of the clients and their guests.
The house itself contains nearly 1,200 SF of space as well as an acre of grassy property. The grounds are perfect for tent set up if you prefer an outside event or need more room for guests. There are many ways to enhance the tent’s atmosphere! You can go from casual and include comfortable furniture for socializing to classy for a formal sit down dinner. 
the meeting house furniture
At night, the landscape ignites in a beautiful flush of shades from the tranquil blue sky to the warm colors from the tent and the house.
the meeting house
Conveniences included at The Meeting House
  • Usage of one acre of property 
  • On site Event Coordinator
  • Only host one private function a day
  • 100 Folding Cushioned Chairs
  • Projection screen available upon request
  • 3 farm tables, benches, and lectern
  • Close to some of the regions lodging, beaches and wineries

As we continue to point out, we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to bring great food and smiles to some of the prettiest venues in New England.  

If you happen to be planning an event, and need some advice on a venue that is suitable to your party size and personal preferences, be sure to give us a call.  We have seen just about all of them.


Chef Laura MacDougall's Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

  • Posted on: 19 August 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Chef Laura MacDougall of Home Plate Advantage shares another summer recipe with our readers. Laura tells us that the key to her Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad is to use what looks best at the market, what is in season, and what you prefer as a flavor.

grilled vegetable salad

Here are her instructions:

Grill corn on the cob, husked and lightly coated in olive oil, and salt and pepper 3-4 mins a side or until corn starts to char. Let cool then cut corn from ear. 

   grilled corn grilled squash

Grill zucchini, summer squash cherry tomatoes, eggplant, scallions, and or thick red onion slices, all tossed lightly on olive oil, salt and pepper, until soft and slightly charred.

Chop all vegetables into small bite size pieces -the cherry tomatoes can be left whole. 

And now for some added interest:

Add black beans, chickpeas, or edamame to vegetables.
Alternately, avocado, cucumber or mango may also be quite tasty.
You might get adventurous and try grilled nectarine.  

At this point, your imagination, individual taste preferences and market availability can be your guides.

Now, make a light vinaigrette of 1 part vinegar (red wine, apple cider, sherry or rice wine), 3 parts olive oil (or sesame for an asian flair with the rice wine vinegar), a touch of dijon and spices of your choice (fresh thyme, rosemary, cumin, cilantro or even fresh mint work well, as does smoked paprika, chili powder and tarragon).

Toss with vegetables and serve.

Did you try last year's recipe from Laura? Her Mix and Match Un-Salad was a great hit with our readers. 

Thanks, Chef Laura !  Bon Appetit!

Laura MacDougall, Personal Chef

Laura MacDougall, Owner

Home Plate Advantage Personal Chef Service

home plate advantage personal chef service

Congratulations to this month's Beach Blanket winner

  • Posted on: 12 August 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Liz B. of Wakefield, RI.

She is this month's winner of the Facebook Fan of the Month Beach Blanket.B&M The Fresh Lobster beach blanket

Liz will be able to enjoy her Fresh Lobster Beach Blanket by the pool, at the beach or on the boat.

Not available for purchase, our signature beach blankets are awarded to one lucky Facebook Fan each month.

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Travels with The Fresh Lobster - Buffalo, NY

  • Posted on: 7 August 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

buffalo clam chowder

From our friend, Jamie:

"The fresh lobster made it to Buffalo, NY for St. Mary's annual picnic with its famous chowder!! (I know, I know... Not New England style but still delicious!) "

We wanted to find out more about the summer tradition that is the St. Mary's Annual Parish Picnic in Swormville, NY.  We learned that the event features world-famous chicken clam chowder, traditional games of skill and chance, all-day live entertainment stage, pony rides, children’s activities and BBQ chicken dinners served in the air-conditioned Parish Center.

This year, they held a 5K Chowder Chase in the morning, and had entertainment in the beer garden in the evening by The Boys of Summer.

Thanks for sharing, Jamie!

If you are planning a trip, let us know.  We would love to send The Fresh Lobster along to accompany you. It could be kind of fun, and we'd love more pictures!!  

Drop us an Email and let us know where to send your Fresh Lobster friend.  If your picture is chosen as the photo of the month, we will send you a Fresh Lobster T- Shirt.