From patios to porches: Outdoor dining on the Island

When you step into The Terrace at Charlotte Inn in Edgartown you feel as though you have stepped back in time. The glass-paned conservatory dining room provides an elegant dining experience with an outdoor feeling. Polished silver, matching China, fresh flowers, and white table tablecloths add to its allure. During warmer months, …

Sharing Wine Wisdom

Justin Melnick, executive chef at the Terrace at the Charlotte Inn in Edgartown, has put together a summer sommelier series, inviting some of New England’s top wine experts to share their knowledge with restaurant guests during dinner. The sommeliers will conduct wine classes with the restaurant’s staff during the day. …

Cooking Up a Life Together is Tasty Journey

Justin Melnick doesn’t care much for blenders. He likes to mix pasta dough with a fork, crushes tomatoes by hand, bursting them like little stress balls, and spends three days creating tagliatelle Bolognese. “It’s a real labor of love,” he said the other night inside the Terrace at the Charlotte …

The chef’s story: Justin Melnick of The Terrace

Martha’s Vineyard has no shortage of restaurants, and behind each one, there’s a top-of-the-line chef. The Times decided to get to know these culinary wonders and share their stories each week. Justin Melnick moved to the Island to cook for The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn in 2012. His wife, …