Thursday, August 22, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts - Jasper White Clambake on Spectacle Island

Boat pulling out from the dock

Castle Island

Nothing screams New England summertime quite like a traditional clambake by the beach. This week I took the 15 minute boat ride to Spectacle Island, one of the Boston Harbor Islands, for chef Jasper White's Summer Shack clambake dinner.

The boat departs at 6pm from a dock by the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, and the trip to the island provides beautiful views of the Boston city skyline and famous Castle Island.

Spectacle Island

Red and white checkered tablecloths cover picnic benches underneath a large tent
Live music

The Menu:

Clam chowder
Corn bread
BBQ chicken
Corn on the cob
Roasted potatoes

On a clear night, watching the sun go down over the Boston city skyline is pretty spectacular ... 

After dinner, enjoy more cocktails by the bonfires on the beach ... 

... and then board the boat at 9pm to head back to the city.

It is a fun evening out and tickets are $80 per person, including alcoholic beverages. Just be well prepared with bug spray as soon as the sun goes down for the mosquito onslaught ... that's one battle you'll never win. 

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