Oceanfront Dining & Great Food
Is At Ron's Landing
By Jessica Jenkins
Atlantic News/Beach News, Thursday, June 3, 2004
HAMPTON BEACH — For nearly 20 years, Ron's Landing has been providing the Seacoast with a memorable, family-friendly, casual fine-dining experience. In addition to consistently great food and the friendliest staff on the beach, you certainly can't beat the view.
Located at 379 Ocean Boulevard on Hampton Beach, Ron's Landing has recently added some exciting new menu items. Specializing in traditional New England fare with a Mediterranean flair, they now offer fried native clams, seafood nachos, and boiled or baked stuffed lobster. Special signature items that Ron's has made famous — like the Seafood Florentine Pie, London Broil and Lobster Scampi, and the grilled or blackened Bermudian Swordfish — are fortunately still available.
On the lighter side, other new menu items like Salmon Doria, Sautéed Mediterranean Filet of Sole and Tuna Vierge also tempt the more health-conscious palate, without sacrificing taste. Many dishes canbe adjusted to be Atkins-friendly, and vegetarian items are also available.
Although they specialize in fresh seafood, they also offer a variety of delicious beef, duck, chicken and pasta dishes as well. In addition to the delectable and extensive menu items, Executive Chef, Ted McCormack creates intriguing nightly specials, which never disappoint. Concerned about the kids? A creative children's menu (and a coloring book and crayons) always seems to please the little ones.
Complementing a commanding view of the ocean are crisp white linens, fresh flowers, soft dinner music and candles. Ron's boast an award winning wine list with over sixty varieties from the moderate to the more extravagant.
A lighter fare menu is always offered in Ron's welcoming, more casual upstairs lounge. Take a seat, enjoy the view and a specialty cocktail like the "Blond Bombshell," the "Red Devil," or the "Midnight Express," created by their entertaining bartenders. Live music is there every Friday from 8-11 p.m. and every Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Performing regularly are talented local artists like Peter Black, Wayne Reed, Tim Theriault, Lex & Joe, Kate Redgate and other special guests.
Ron's Landing is the perfect place to hold special functions like receptions, showers, business lunches, birthday parties or family reunions. Their tasteful atmosphere and gorgeous view of the surf, coupled with delicious fare and attentive service is the perfect recipe for a successful and memorable event. They are able to accommodate up to 100 guests, so call today to reserve your special occasion for the summer.
Owner Ron Boucher's most recent endeavor is a French cooking school, Chez Boucher. Opened in January of 2003, Ron offers cooking classes for all levels and styles of cooking. Located in Greenland at the junction of Route 1 and Breakfast Hill Road, he features a special guest chef series, food and wine pairings, as well as couples cooking classes where you are always able to taste the fruits of your labor. The heart of the program is French cuisine, although Italian classes are offered as well. Starting July 6, Chez Boucher will also be introducing a Kid's Cuisine Summer Camp. There will be a program for children ages 9-12, as well as a Teen Cuisine for ages 13-17. His students have a great time and learn a great deal; in fact, many sign up again and again. Chez Boucher can be reached at: 964-9909, or visit www.chezboucher.com for more information.
Ron's Landing is open seven days a week from 4-10 p.m. They are handicap assessable, offer valet parking, and are non-smoking. Proper casual attire is required, and reservations are recommended. Come on down for the fireworks display on Wednesday night and enjoy them while you dine! Ron's Landing is definitely the place to celebrate, entertain, or just relax. A full take out menu is offered and gift certificates are available in any denomination and for any occasion. Visit www.ronslanding.com or call 929-2122. for more information.