Feasting With Your Eyes

Nantucket Prime Restaurant has teamed up with Hostetler Gallery this summer to create a fine dining experience that’s a true work of art. The newly opened steakhouse at the historic Jared Coffin House located at the top of Broad Street is offering an exclusive seven-course tasting menu inspired by works of art selected by Susan Hostetler.

Pairing food and wine with artwork is the latest craze in the fine dining world, popping up most recently in Boston with the wildly successful restaurant Liquid Art. Now you can enjoy artful eating right here on Nantucket. Sitting at Prime’s six-seat chef’s table, diners taste through chef Joshua Smith’s courses served across from beautiful paintings, photographs and sculptures that inspired each of his dishes. “Some of the dishes are more subtle and interpretative,” the chef explains, “while others literally reflect the work of art.” For her part, Susan Hostetler will be rotating in new works regularly, ensuring that the tasting menu will stay fresh.

If you can’t score a seat at Prime’s chef’s table for this exclusive tasting menu, there are plenty of other options in Chef Smith’s repertoire, from dry and wet-aged prime, prime-plus and A5 grade steaks to fresh New England fish to locally sourced vegetables from Bartlett’s Farm and Faraway Farm. For reservations call 508-228-2117.

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