The Stockton Inn’s Garden Patio. We’ve got fond memories of sitting in the Stockton Inn’s lovely garden patio behind the main building. Now it has been made even better, with a refurbished bar and a new menu. We can’t wait to try the new raw bar featuring top neck clams, a variety of oysters on the half shell, ceviche salads, octopus, and caviar. You can also dine from the restaurant’s main menu in the garden. For more information, see the Inn’s website.
Stockton Market News. While you’re in Stockton, check out some of the great stuff happening at the Market. In May, Sweet Melissa Patisserie opened in the market, with freshly baked, seasonal pies and other baked goods. The chef and owner, Melissa Murphy, is a transplant from Brooklyn where she had the popular påtisserie for many years. Murphy recently relocated to Hunterdon County with her family to enjoy the “country life.” Aren’t we lucky?
When’s the last time you had Half Pint Kitchen? The amazing small batch ice creamery in the Stockton Market is in full “seasonal” swing using dairy and fruit from locally sourced small farms and orchards. Robin and Jim Salant make some of the most intense, fresh and incredible ice cream in the area. This should wet your appetite (see the photo above): Brown Butter Pecan, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Roasted Strawberry, Almond Milk “Latte” Granita and Mint Chocolate Chip. [Note: the chocolate sorbet is so rich, people don’t believe it doesn’t have dairy in it!] Flavors change weekly so you’ll just have to stop by every week.
Celebrate Bastille Day. You don’t have to be French to celebrate July 14th especially when Slate Bleu is planning a special evening in honor of the day. The three-course menu looks amazing, and includes wine. Click here to see the full menu and contact them at 215.348.0222 for reservations.
Blueberries! Shady Brook Farm in Yardley has the season’s first Bucks County blueberries. Pick-your-own for $2.99/lb. or get them already picked in the store for $2.99/pt, 2 for $5.