It was a crowded Saturday evening on the quaint streets of Nantucket, MA. During the time of our stay on this lovely island, it happened to not only be our honeymoon, but also the Figawi Race weekend on the island. This annual boat race is the kick off celebration to the summer season for Nantucket island. The streets were lined with college students eager and loud, awaiting whatever activities were to occupy their last night on the island before returning back to their schools. Exhausted boaters after a long day of sailing, and of the course the ever so lucky families were also in attendance for this fun-filled weekend.
We didn't know that we would be traveling to Nantucket the same weekend as hundreds of others for this Figawi extravaganza. We merely chose this location because of a dreamy imagination which had portrayed the island of Nantucket as perfection filled with old nautical houses and store front lined quaint streets where us newlyweds could spend a few coastal New England days.
Mo had been through the phase of reading all of the Nantucket books, many which were written by one of the Islands local favorites, Elin Hilderbrand and thought that perhaps it was time to fulfill the desire of visiting this hidden jewel of a location.
While our weekend on Nantucket didn't necessarily portray the quiet that we had anticipated Figawi only made it that much more appealing. The liveliness and excitement just added to the small-town community thrill. It made us want to stay and continuing exploring more.
That chill-nipped evening in May, after strolling those Figawi packed streets we took a break from the nautical scene and stepped into the tiny, rustic house turned restaurant of Oran Mor. If I had to do it all over again I would bring my fanciest heels, maybe some pearls, curl my hair, and perhaps even wear tights just because it's the proper thing to do. When I describe Oran Mor as being fancy I'm not referring to your downtown nice family outting. I'm not even referring to those pricier chains like Ruth Chris. Oran Mor carries it's own unique sophistication which could be observed by overhearing the conversation of the 12 year old sitting at the table next to us who was sitting straight with the napkin folded neatly in her lap as she discussed her plans to attend Harvard or Yale one day.
We both felt a little out of place at first, like we had stepped into a royal setting. Elegance seeped from the way the waiters offered their most prestigious house wine, or recommended their daily seafood appetizer. It was the way they knew before we did that we would need a refill, or the artistic appearance of how the food sat perfectly on the plate. Oran Mor truly is a place that we were pleased to pay the bill for. Every penny is well earned and truly deserved.
We made our reservations months prior to our visit. Something we highly recommend doing.
Our dinner at Oran Mor only accentuated the romance surrounding a honeymoon. You won't be disappointed in the dreamlike atmosphere, divine entree' options and world-class wines that will greet you upon taking your seat in this Nantucket gem.
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