With flair, fanfare and an unexpected wedding, “The 41-70” — a new restaurant in Woods Hole on Water Street — opened last night. Le tout Woods Hole was in attendance for the opening party to wish owner Carol Grigas, and co-chefs Brandon Baltzley and Laura Higgins a fine welcome to the 2016 season, enjoying live music and great company on a relatively warm February evening on the Eel Pond.
What nobody knew was that Baltzley and Higgins intended to tie the knot in the late afternoon just before the party began! So in addition to delicious lobster sliders, freshly shucked oysters bathed in a warm buttery mignonette and exquisite stuffed quahogs called “Laura’s Stuffies” on the menu, there was wedding cake, champagne and lots of well-wishes.
The foodie movement in Woods Hole has taken a sharp turn towards experiential fine dining with the arrival of Baltzley and Higgins, with major food blogs like Eater plus the cover of this week’s Boston Globe food section crowing about new found soul coming to the area. Woods Hole has long benefited from it’s unique waterfront location in attracting top of the line culinary talent, and we are excited to watch this take flight. Grigas was all smiles, welcoming the crowd to the warm boat-like space (formerly known as “Phusion”) and watching them enjoy live music, good company and tasty cuisine.
Woods Hole Inn guests can add The 41-70 — located a short walk from the front door of the inn — to the list of excellent waterfront establishments from which to choose in the village of Woods Hole. So exciting to have a new restaurant, and if rumor holds true there is more to come . . . so stay posted to the Woods Hole Inn blog for all your breaking Woods Hole restaurant news.