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New Things to Look Forward to in 2017…

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1. Hot Dates, Cool Rates 2017…
Get a jump start on planning your favorite time of year- summer on Nantucket! Nantucket Island Resorts’ Hot Dates Cool Rates guarantee the lowest rates of the season at all five hotels. And Nantucket Insiders know to get those reservations booked early for the dates you want and your favorite room!
Spring rates start as low as $195 per night.


2. Mini Mixers and Makers…
White Elephant and White Elephant Village are known for their incredible kid friendly amenities and Nantucket is known for its delicious cuisine, so White Elephant’s new  mini- chef program is a perfect activity for Nantucket’s youngest foodies. Little guests of the hotel and the Village will have the opportunity to don aprons, sprinkle and stir with our professionals at Brant Point Grill this summer. Stay tuned for more info on this adorable activity here on Nantucket Insider.


3.  The Keys to Your Own BMW…
Now in its fifth year, White Elephant and White Elephant Village‘s amazing partnership with BMW continues to offer a very special guest drive amenity –  your own exclusive BMW vehicle for the duration of your stay. 2017 models include the sporty XDrive40e, a 650i xDrive Convertible, and a i3 REX.
These vehicles are available for select accommodations. Click here for more details.


4. Raising the Bar at TOPPER’S…
TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet has long been a favorite spot for sipping sundowner cocktails on the hotel’s lush lawn overlooking the bay. Now there will be a few new reasons to enjoy a toast at TOPPER’S. The elegant Saturday and Sunday brunch service will  feature a Bloody Mary bar, complete with delicious fixings for creating your own personalized brunch beverage, and maybe a baker’s dozen of local Retsyo Oysters to go with it.
While TOPPER’S cocktail menu may has many tempting creations to choose from, the 2017 menu is set to include a few mini versions of cocktails highlighting local Triple Eight vodka, so you can sample more than one (or two!).

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5. Join the Crew at Nantucket Boat Basin…
Nantucket Boat Basin really caters to boaters’ children with fun amenities and friendly staffers often armed with little surprises to hand out to mini mariners along the docks. For 2017 look for a few enhancements to the Boat Basin’s kid friendly offerings, like an interactive calendar loaded with events and Nantucket happenings for children and families, scavenger hunt prizes like tokens for free ice cream cones at nearby Stars Ice Cream. And don’t forgot to check in with the Boat Basin concierge office to borrow fishing gear for the Boat Basin’s ‘Rock the Dock Scup Cup’!

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6. Summer on Nantucket for More Nights, Less Money…
Who doesn’t want to spend at least three nights on Nantucket this summer? Get the best rates for any three consecutive night stay at Jared Coffin House, White Elephant, White Elephant Village or The Wauwinet by booking dates included in Nantucket Island Resorts “Summer for Less” promotion. To learn more click here.

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Lobster Tales from Two Nantucket Favorites

“Where can I find the best lobster roll on Nantucket?” 
This is a question often asked of Nantucket concierge, residents, and those in the know. Nantucket Insider cracks the shell on what makes an amazing lobster roll. 

According to Chef Kyle Zachary of TOPPER’S; “If you are a chef at a resort restaurant in New England, you pretty much have to have a lobster roll on your menu.  Our guests expect it and we always try to give them what they want.  That being said, we wanted to do a lobster roll that is a little different from the rest.”  This is achieved first with the bun, TOPPER’S lobster roll is served on a house-made buttered brioche bun as opposed to the more typical hot dog roll. Most New England lobster roll are dressed with mayonnaise, and TOPPER’S flavors theirs with brown butter- we love the roasted, nutty flavor that brown butter adds to it! But the most important tip Chef Kyle has to offer is to use fresh lobster meat; “the fresher, the better”.

To trap some more tips on the perfect lobster roll, Nantucket Insider paid a visit to Chef Tom Pearson at Brant Point Grill. Pearson uses a local supplier, Sayles Seafood, for the lobster in the roll. The lobsters come from Maine and are sweet tasting. Brant Point Grill bakes Challah bread in house daily and it has a very buttery taste, which complements the sweet lobster meat. It seems like a fresh, buttery bun is a key element in lobster roll perfection. BPG’s lobster roll is served with a simple green salad, dressed with a lemon vinaigrette. This also pairs well with the lobster meat. 

Read on to get Chef Tom Pearson’s recipe for this delicious lobster roll and for Chef Kyle Zachary’s lobster roll signature ingredient; brown butter mayonnaise…


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