Monday, July 19, 2010
Bay Avenue Trattoria, in Highlands, NJ. Yes, we had made a dinner reservation even for a trip to the beach. We had a car, but Highlands is actually accessible by ferry from New York City.
Gracie and the Dudes. So, how could we resist a little pre-dinner snack?
one of my favorites when I was a kid. Admittedly, they were not the most complementary flavors, but nonetheless the ice cream was wonderfully tasty and exceeded my expectations.
Bay Avenue Trattoria is on a small street, not right on the shore, but nearby. It's a small, unassuming Italian joint but one with a chef that has been a James Beard Award nominee. My dining companion and I wanted to focus on seafood dishes, but given that it is an Italian restaurant, we thought the pastas were probably a good bet as well.
So, even without a day at the beach, Bay Avenue Trattoria is reason enough to go down the shore.
Posted by kitchenette at 11:34 PM