Life on Nantucket
Well, it's an island. Being on Nantucket means you are literally in the middle of the ocean with no quick escape. This, is probably why they made it so beautiful. The beaches were breathtaking, and the quaint cobble stone streets lined with independently owned shops brings one back to a simpler time before neon signs, traffic lights, and billboards cluttered everyone's views. I stayed in a house owned by Nantucket Island Resorts. Being one of six in a house was rather different than my living situation in Montpelier, consisting of myself and my trusty cat, Scout. I was lucky enough to have my darling friend, Twyla, from NECI, as my roommate. Also living there was a culinary student from CIA, a hard working young Garde Manger chef, a young accountant from Connecticut, and a Turkish housekeeper. I lived close by to fellow NECI friends who worked at other restaurants on the island.
Pumpkin Pod Farm
The employees of TOPPER'S, myself included, went to visit an organic farm that will be selling us prime produce for a special menu one night in June.