Thanksgiving Menu || 2017


November 23, 2017


Classic Caesar Salad
Parmesan croutons

Maryland Style Crab Cake
Old Bay, citrus, dill

Heirloom Squash and Apple Bisque
Maple, bacon, sage

Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Duck confit, apple, pecans, cave aged cheddar

Lobster Risotto Cake
Roasted plum tomato, endive, tarragon

Scarlet Salad
Field greens, cranberries, crispy shallots


New England Farm Style Turkey Dinner     52
Whipped potatoes, butternut squash, sage stuffing, pan gravy

Potato Crusted Haddock
Wild mushroom, green beans, red bliss potatoes     54

 Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon
Honey balsamic glaze, wild rice pilaf, braised greens     56

Arugula and Swiss Chard Ravioli
Braised cabbage, leeks, gremolata     45

 Prime 12 oz NY Sirloin
Worcestershire butter, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato      68

Surf and Turf
Filet mignon with lobster risotto cake,
Creamed broccoli, bordelaise sauce
6oz     59     10oz     65  


Pumpkin Cheesecake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Cinnamon Apple Crumble Pie

The History of Scarlet Oak Tavern

Did you know that Scarlet Oak Tavern was built in 1757? Thanks to information provided to us by the Hingham Historical Society and The Heritage Museum, new research shows that our building is nine years older than we originally thought.

The home of Scarlet Oak Tavern, 1217 Main Street, has a rich history dating back to 1640 when the land was granted to Robert Peck.  Daniel Whiton bought the property in 1748 and built his fine Georgian house in 1757.  The property remained in the Whiton family until 1916.

The Whitons were wealthy farmers, carpenters, and served the town as constables.  Two Whitons fought in the Revolutionary War.

Joseph Jacob Whiting, Daniel’s eldest great-grandson and successful Boston clothing merchant, died without issue, so his brother Amasa, inherited his Boston and Hingham properties valued at as sizable $159,000 in 1863.  (This would be the equivalent of nearly $3,000,000 in today’s currency!)  Amasa served as state senator, member of the school committee, and trustee of the library.  Amasa’s wife, Hannah (Fearing), owned the property after his death.  She lived until age 85 and her travels between Boston and Hingham were newsworthy for the Hingham Journal.  Ada Bacon, Hannah’s daughter, eventually sold the property out of the family.

In 1939, Otto and Herberta Kley bought 1217 Main Street and established the Country Fare restaurant.  The Country Fare was a Duncan Hines recommended restaurant and served Hingham for over 40 years. During that time Otto and Herberta lived upstairs on the second floor.  They were very helpful in times of trouble and were known to deliver food to the neighbors as gifts.

Country Fare Restaurant Hingham, MA
Country Fare Restaurant Hingham, MA

Farm-to-Fork Feature in The Boston Globe

Scarlet Oak Tavern is thrilled to be featured in the recent Boston Globe article, Farm to table, a delectable bounty awaits.

We are so fortunate to receive an abundance of produce from our very own, Gibbet Hill Farm.  Each week of the growing season, Chef Stephen Sherman surveys the harvest he receives and creates spectacular farm-to-fork specials, showcasing the current harvest.

Click HERE to read the September Boston Globe story.

Scroll down to see Chef Stephen at work, some of his pickling operation, and farm fresh menu items.

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