Travel by bicycle with Sojourn on a bicycle tour of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts, and indulge in the finest culinary experience in the Islands. Featured last month in bon appétit, the Beach Plum Restaurant has quickly become a Sojourn guest favorite.  

 Tucked away in a quiet corner on Martha’s Vineyard Island and surrounded by farmland, the restaurant is one of the best kept secrets for upscale farm to table dining in Massachusetts. Featuring fresh products from the sea, neighboring farms, and nearby specialty producers, Chef Chris Fischer, a 12th generation islander, has quietly transported the country chic Beach Plum Restaurant into the finest foodie destination on the Island.

With a menu that changes daily in order to take advantage of the freshest ingredients, dining at the Beach Plum never fails to unveil Fischer’s creativity.  Pea and feta crostini; fettuccine green garlic and chive blossoms; and mackerel and crispy potatoes are just a sampling of what might grace the menu. Gazing over the terrace from the restaurant’s farmhouse inspired dining room, the lawn rolls to the tiny fishing village of Menemsha where Chef Fischer hand picks the best of the day’s catch. It just doesn’t get fresher than that.

Fischer cooked at respected restaurants in New York and London before returning home to Martha’s Vineyard with a renewed respect for local products. During Sojourn’s tour through Martha’s Vineyard, enjoy two evenings at the lovely Beach Plum Inn before crossing to Nantucket where another revered restaurant experience awaits.  Guilt-free dining is but one of the joys of bicycling vacations.