In Episode 7 of Season 2, Parker Kelley heads over the Sagamore Bridge to Harwich on Cape Cod to meet homeowners Cecile and Howard in their story-filled home by Nantucket Sound.
Cecile is a children’s clothing designer and tucked into the corners of her home are many memories of her kids. “Just enough to keep you grounded in your family history,” says host Parker Kelley. On the walls are oil paintings of tranquil ocean scenes by local artist, Lauren DiFerdinando. After the home tour, Parker and Cecile head to the Nines Gallery, which DiFerdinando and her partner Luther Bates opened last year on Main Street in Harwich Port. The white-washed space is dotted with canvases depicting the many moods of the ocean.
To prep for the dinner party, Parker meets chef Douglas Ramler of Cape Sea Grille. “They are known for their Cape casual and creative American meets French bistro,” says Parker. Ramler brings Parker to a few of his favorite local purveyors: Joe Della Morte at Cranberry Liquors, Brent Hemeon at Hemeon Farm, and Paul Dineen at Chatham Fish and Lobster Company.
Next, since this is a coastal town, it’s time for oysters. In a pickup truck, John and Stephanie Lowell of East Dennis Oyster Farm drive down to Quivett Neck at low tide. They have to work between the tides. “In six hours, there will be ten feet of water here,” he says. “It’s pretty impressive, you never get tired of watching it.”
Those oysters star in the evening meal along with an East Coast halibut—a fitting menu for a life so inspired by the sea.