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Learn what the Food Forager’s cooking up this month, what our Sommelier’s top picks are for wines, explore the best treatments from the OH! Spa, and see who’s who at our signature events. We share all of our latest and greatest happenings at Ocean House on our blog so check back often!

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Out with the Old and In with the New

We all begin the New Year with optimism, a renewed sense of energy and plans to invigorate our body and spirits. At OH! Spa, we’ve specially crafted new treatments designed to help you achieve your goals and beat the winter blues. Shed dry skin with our Winter Harvest...

Food Forager: Oysters and Cheese in the Winter Months

As a food forager, one of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “what do you do during the winter months?” It’s a valid question, as most people assume that the majority of the food sourcing I do involves produce. The truth is that as the growing season winds...

Rhone Valley Wines and an Introduction to Loire Valley Wines

Historically, January is a bitterly cold month, as we’ve witnessed firsthand recently. Full-bodied red wines are the perfect way to help alleviate the chill. The Rhone Valley is located in Southern France and produces some of the most interesting and famous examples...

From Vine to Wine: Spirits 101

November, for many, is a time to give thanks and an opportunity to gather with family and friends as the holidays approach. The heat of summer has subsided, and crystalline blades of grass, frozen by the year’s first frost, begin to crack beneath our feet. With...

Pumpkin Madness

It’s finally fall! Or, as we like to call it in New England, pumpkin-flavored everything! There are pumpkin lattes, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin bread, pumpkin potato chips, pumpkin beer, pumpkin cookies and the list goes on. The interesting thing about this phenomenon...

Southern Italy’s Mysterious Wines

Southern Italy is the birthplace of some of the most internationally recognized cuisine, as well as an astounding variety of wines. These wines cab be obscure to most and infamous to others, but should be as well known and enjoyed as the cuisine. Have you have ever...

Sugar, Spice and Everthing Nice

September is an exciting time of change for us at the OH! Spa, as we wrap up a busy summer. Anticipation is in the air for cooler mornings and a return to a more scheduled life after the beautiful summer we had. September also means a new menu for the OH! Spa. Our...

Preserve the Bounty of Summer

The weather is hot and sticky, the beaches are crowded, and your neighbor won’t stop leaving zucchini on your doorstep. It must be August! With all that’s going on around us, we sometimes forget to stop and take in all the beauty of summer here in New England. Trying...

An Introduction to Food and Wine Pairing

Over the weekend, our monthly From Vine to Wine class delved into the art of food and wine pairings. Pairing wine with food can be quite a mystery for many of us. We all know that we are “supposed” to drink white wine with fish and red wine with meat, but outside of...

Five Star Treaments at OH! Spa

The OH! Spa has had a milestone year! We retained our Forbes Five-Star status and in July, we were named Travel + Leisure’s Top Hotel Spa Overall in their World’s Best Awards. We feel these are the perfect reasons to celebrate and we’ve introduced two new experiences...

When You Wish Upon A Star

The steady hum of excitement filled the air as little princes and princesses filled the East Lawn, clutching their parent’s hands in anticipation. A light sea breeze off the Atlantic cut through the summer heat, creating the perfect temperate evening for guests seated...

Slip into Something Wonderful At Ocean House Boutique

Our friends over at Walker & Wade received a charming write-up from the popular digital retail boutique and blog, What 2 Wear Where. The website serves the fashion needs of those on-the-go, while catering to the simple question, “What should I wear?”...

Summer’s Bounty in Rhode Island

July signifies an increase of local produce as farmer’s markets and stands begin to pop up all over Rhode Island. It seems like every day in July is an opportunity for new, fresh and local ingredients. The strawberry season is coming to a close, as nature begins to...

The Art of Sensory Evaluation

One of the most rewarding parts of being a professional sommelier is mastering the art of “blind tasting” or sensory evaluation. Have you ever seen someone swirl a glass of wine or stick their whole nose in a glass of vino and wonder what on Earth they’re doing? They...

An Old Fashioned Fourth

Ocean House was abuzz this weekend, with droves of eager guests spilling onto the beach for what was to be the perfect Independence Day celebration. With overcast skies threatening rain early in the day, the excitement of all in attendance was apparent when a warm...

Swing into Summer Treatments at OH! Spa

June in Rhode Island signifies a time when the beach changes from a place of serenity, to a place of vibrancy and excitement. The constant push and pull of the waves mimics the endless stream of visitors to Watch Hill, as cars line the road and buzzing beachgoers make...

Wines of Oregon

  Oregon’s wine country is a site to behold, and although there are amazing growing regions throughout the state, the Willamette Valley is the heart of Oregon’s wine Country. Willamette Valley is 120 miles south of Portland and sits between the Cascade Mountains...

In The Kitchen: Cooking with Fire

“Spending some quality time with fire, while observing and manipulating it and its relationship with food without any technological barriers, is a great way to understand this primordial element” -Paula Marcoux There is one thing above all that connects us to our...

Ocean House is a Triple Five-Star Resort!

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list for 2015, naming the luxurious Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, as a Forbes Travel Guide 15-Star recipient with the hotel and its OH! Spa and Seasons restaurant each receiving the coveted Five-Star...

Fresh Tips: Soups & Stews

There is hardly anything more comforting when the cool weather blows in than a warm bowl of soup. According to Larousse Gastronomique, soup is “a liquid savory food served at the beginning of a meal or as a light meal in itself.” Well, couldn’t that...