Becoming Little Red Riding Hood

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True to their mission, Pickety Place transported me to a time and a place where the best things are the little things. This hidden gem sparkled even brighter on a snowy winter day. Totally worth the morning fast and drive from Boston.

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Pickety Place looked like it was straight out of the pages of a story book. Many places in New England likely are. This one in particular inspired Elizabeth Orton Jones’ illustrations, particularly the home, in her re-telling of the Little Red Riding Hood.

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Step into the herb shop and you’ll quickly catch the sensational aromas wafting in the air and notice the drying bunches all over the store.

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All sorts of decor and home items fill the shelves at every nook and cranny.

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I absolutely love their signature items. It was hard to restrain myself, so I decided it best to hold off until the hubby and I can strategize and conquer together. He is the master chef in our kitchen after all.

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This shop, complete with a self-serve $1 hot apple cider and vintage iron fireplace, was a whole body experience. We were early for our 12:45 seating, so we had plenty of time to sip, pet the cat, and cozy up.

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In a few moments, we heard the bell, a call to the dining room, and were led to our seats.

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We were so lucky to find our seats in the sun room, practically the best of (almost) al fresco dining in the winter.

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Everything the staff served as part of their December menu was mouth-watering and a pure delight for the tastebuds. I was so stuffed by the dessert course that I could not even finish my pie which came as a surprise even to myself.

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To top it all off, we found this bear of a dog grace the grounds! Technically he is a Leonberger, I learned from the owner. Or he could very well be the big bad wolf in disguise.

Pickety Place came as a suggestion by a good friend, as if a myth or a legend I’d only ever heard of. I was slightly worried that my experience would fall short of my expectations from all the hype. Quite the contrary. I would go back to Pickety Place in a heartbeat and daydream of the food thereafter.

I would highly recommend Pickety Place as a destination to anybody that might want a food trip to remember. As the sign off the exit from the restaurant reads, “Enjoy your pickety day!”

Valerie


For more information on Pickety Place, go to pickityplace.com

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