The Captain's Quarters Inn is a rare combination of history and haute cuisine. It is run by Don and Diane Pariseau who used to own the famed and highly ranked Triology restaurant in the heart of wine country in Saint Helena, Ca. By moving to Edenton in Eastern North Carolina, they are bringing culinary sophistication to this elegant and well preserved historic town. The Inn, is a of course a centinary home, with large, comfortable rooms with high ceiling and a lot of windows. Each room has a maritime theme and is furnished with fine antiques, ours is named after Blackbeard the infamous pirate who lived in the area a couple of hundreds yeard ago.
Diane is a outstanding Chef who received a four star rating from the influential Wine and Spectator magazine; our palates completely agree with this rating. We had two breakfasts and a dinner at the Inn in a cozy five-table dining room that is reminiscent of small French inns. The food is artisanal, fixed and presented with flair, never overpowering, and full of flavor and complexity. We highly recommend the very reasonably priced prix-fixe dinner: it is a wonderful cultural and culinary experience.
Both the town of Edenton and the Captain’s Quarters are true gems that complement each other and should be in the destination list of every traveler who wants to experience history and great food in a sophisticated and relaxed manner.