Dover, Dover without Red Rover

Remember Red Rover?  For our anniversary, Cal and I did not play this well loved childhood game but celebrated accordingly in the New Hampshire historic town of Dover.  We began our journey of Dover by stopping for lunch at 7th Settlement. Their farm to table menu as well as their handcrafted in house beer was what brought us in and we were so glad we decided to stop by.

Drinks

We started off lunch with drinks! Cal choose an in house IPA and I choose a Strawberry Rhubarb Old Fashioned.  We give high marks to both drinks.

Fish bites

Next we shared these delectable little fish bites.  I would go back here for these alone. They were incredible.

Cals ReubenLiz's seafood chowder

Cal had a Reuben and I had some seafood chowder as my meal.

After we indulged ourselves in this meal we went walking around the town and then back up to the bed & breakfast where we were staying, The Silver Fountain Inn.

Jim & Pam (yes like The Office) are the owners of this wonderful bed & breakfast.  They are very warm individuals and were intent on making our stay perfect.

SFI tea roomSFI tea room2

Here are some pictures of their beautiful tea room where we got to enjoy our breakfast, tea and coffee the next morning.

Liz tea

Cal coffee

eggsfrench toast

The breakfast was wonderful.  I got the western scrambled eggs with perfectly cooked bacon and Cal chose some yummy french toast.

During our stay we both indulged in a 60 minute couples massage at the Du Du Spa, walked around Portsmouth and ate at Chistopher’s Third Street Grill as well as The Oar House.

SeafoodtrioBeef

At Christopher’s Third Street Grill, located in Dover, we enjoyed our anniversary dinner of a seafood trio, and beef stroganoff. Both were delicious and were enjoyed with some Sauvignon Blanc for me and a beer for Cal. We also shared calamari as an appetizer but it was gone so fast there was no time to take a picture!

Fish and ChipsLobster Mac

At The Oar House we dined on fish and chips and lobster mac & cheese.  This fish and chips was the best I’ve had in years so I would highly recommend you stop in if you are up in Portsmouth. Seriously….do it.

Although it was only a long weekend, we both thoroughly enjoyed our time away from home. Dover & Portsmouth are both lovely places to visit in New Hampshire and if you haven’t been yet you should make the journey, take in the sites, and have some fantastic food.

Where are your favorite places to travel?  While away, what are your favorite restaurants?

As always eat healthy stay fit,

Elle

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About Elle

I love to write and I love to cook. When I'm hit with a sudden inspiration of ideas and thoughts I take to the kitchen. Whether I'm at my stove or my computer I let this inspiration take flight and try to craft real life recipes and stories to intrigue.
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