Pickity Place – Mason, NH
I’ve blogged about it before, but this little hidden gem bears repeating. Actually and factually deep in the woods in Mason, NH (somewhere sort of kind of near Nashua), is Pickity Place. It’s a little oasis in the woods with a cottage serving lovely luncheons, a gift shop, greenhouse, and gardens.
This little guy was just a month old and his “baaah” sounded more like “Mom!!!”
We walked around the gardens, enjoyed the gift shop and of course had lunch. The menu is changes monthly. We were there last weekend so we enjoyed the July menu:
Garden Patch Dunk Dip
Vegetable Barley Soup w/Fresh Herbs
Daily Harvest Summer Salad w/Cream New England Buttermilk Dressing
Shredded Beef Ravioli w/Sauce Al’Lamariciana
— or —
Adobo Roasted Vegetables over Rosti Potatoes
Spinach Stuffed Tomato
We all went with the ravioli:
It was a beautiful presentation with fresh herbs and the stuffed tomato, although I thought the braised beef in a wine sauce was an unusual choice for a summer menu. I neglected to take pictures of the starters, which were also lovely, especially the dill bread which was served with lemon basil butter
Ahh, dessert – they actually found a way to improve on classic strawberry shortcake. The white cake was topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting and cocoa whipped cream – brilliant! After all, chocolate covered strawberries are a fabulous combination, so why not shake up shortcake with a little chocolate too?
Lunch also includes iced tea, lemonade, or hot tea and coffee and I think it is still a bargain at the new slightly higher price of $18.95.
We like to make it a habit to visit Pickity several times a year to see it in all the different seasons, although the roads can be difficult to pass in the winter or the early spring when it is muddy. But if you can make it there, it is surely worth the trip.