My husband and I decided to check out some open houses in Hingham last weekend. When we got hungry, we decided to go to Alma Nove. Frankly, we really enjoyed it. Honestly, I wanted to go because I knew Marky Mark’s brother was the chef there – and lets face it – who doesn’t live for Mark Wahlberg. I mean, I certainly do. We drove through the town of Hingham, past gorgeous Main Street and the picturesque downtown, and headed to the Shipyard. What a great shopping center with a grocery store, shops, and condos! We drove past the Hingham Beer Works and Wahlburgers to get to Alma Nove. It’s really a beautiful spot on the water. The room is upscale but still comfortable, high ceilings and huge windows that cover about two-thirds of the restaurants so patrons can enjoy a water view. Outdoors is a huge fire pit which I would love to sit by on a slighty warmer day – there’s a ton of outdoor seating for the summertime as well. This place seems to offer a top of the line alfresco experience, and I would love to check it out. There are also grills for outdoor cooking!
We arrived in-between meals so we took at seat of the bar. It was a Sunday, and their menu on Sunday is dinner all day. They also had some smaller bites and options as specials. Everything on the menu looked delicious, entrees, pastas and yummy sounding salads. We had dinner plans in the city a few hours earlier so we were looking for something on the lighter side. Although we “escaped” a heavier dish, our meal was certainly not small. Oh well, with us, it never is! We shared a caprese salad made with fresh burrata and topped with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh sea salt and pepper. It was delicous.The bread was also quite good.
To drink, I tried the Town Forrest, a delicious concoction made of vodka and prosecco, and a mix of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. YUM.
For our main meals at our snack of a lunch that turned out to be a ton of food, I had the special sandwich and soup. Mixed vegetable soup with spiced cashews on top and a turkey sandwich. The soup was a touch bland but the spiced nuts really gave it a nice crunch and the perfect splash of taste. The bites I had with the cashews were by far the best. The sandwich was great, freshly sliced turkey served with a aioli on a soft brioche bread. Mike had the burger, which was amazing. Perfect amount of melt in your mouth burger served on an equal delicious brioche roll. The fries were great too!
Alma Nove, you were really fun. We’d love to check you out again for dinner or brunch, especially in the summer. We will be back!
- Phantom Gourmet: Alma Nove In Hingham (boston.cbslocal.com)