By JOSH RESNEK
I keep my boat in Winthrop at the Atlantis Marina. So I naturally eat at places in Winthrop when boating. Truth be known, my boat needs a new engine.
That’s about $6,000 bucks and it isn’t going to be replaced this year.
There is a second engine – the boat has twin Chrysler 440 inboard engines. It’s a 40-year-old 35’ cabin cruiser, with a galley and toilet and shower – a real beauty but it will not be taken out this year.
With only one engine, the boat would make circles if I took it out!
After cleaning up the boat for the season last weekend, my wife and I went out to eat at D’Parma’s Italian Restaurant, 467 Shirley Street.
We ate outdoors.
D’Parma’s is first-rate in every way.
Eating there is a delight.
These folks know what they are doing, and they have been serving great food for quite some time from this location.
I ordered up clams and linguini in oil and garlic.
The dish is $17.95 and worth every cent of that.
I got a salad with the meal.
D’Parma’s pink salad dressing is superb – a real treat on its own.
The littleneck clams served atop a heap of linguini – well – for me, it doesn’t get any better than this.
The clams were succulent, sweet, and juicy, cooked on the grill until they open and then served in a neat circle around the pasta.
The combination of tastes was swell. I could have eaten 30 clams.
My wife ate risotto with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes. Wow!
The menu is varied. You can get what you want. The service is adequate.
There is a homey feel to this waterfront Winthrop restaurant.