Chef Eric Haugen at Seasons, the Ocean House Hotel, Watch Hill, Road Island talks about his farm-to-table menu
Early reviews were critical of Seasons' quality and cost. Some of that criticism seems due to the fact that for generations the hotel was a favorite hangout of locals looking for an inexpensive place to enjoy the cool sea breezes on sultry days. Dressing casually in t-shirts, swimsuits and flip flops, drinking at the outdoor bar and lounging on the beach--that was Watch Hill's experience with the old Ocean House.
The new, luxury Ocean House is very different.
Chef du cuisine, Eric Haugen, is the steady hand behind the kitchen with an ambitious agenda.
Use the greens of your choice. In Seasons, field greens, thin slices of green apples, and macarona almonds are used together to accent the flavors of the vinaigrette.