Cape Ann, Massachusetts: The Other Cape
Not all of the food on Cape Ann comes with a view, however. Despite its location perched above Rocky Neck, the intimate Duckworth’s Bistrot has no windows facing the harbor. That’s a clue to the emphasis here, which is all on the food. The menu runs to classic bistro fare such as fresh salade Niçoise with seared yellowfin tuna and savory roasted-garlic red wine dressing, and Black Angus rib eye topped with a flavorful wild-mushroom sauce. The restaurant is the child of chef Ken Duckworth, formerly of Boston’s acclaimed Maison Robert. In keeping with his love of experimentation, all of the entrées are available as half portions so diners can mix and match according to their own creative desires.
After all, inspiration comes in many forms.