Oysters are said to be an aphrodisiac, much like a bottle of red wine or a powerful brain visibly pulsing beneath their skull. Start the evening off right with this Groupon.
$400 for a Three-Course Private Dinner for Up to Four at the Top of Newburyport Lighthouse (Up to $900 Value)
- Cups of new england clam chowder or iceberg wedge salads with tomatoes, onions, bacon, and bleu cheese for each guest
- An entree per guest, with a choice of a Black Angus sirloin steak aged for 21 days, pan-seared haddock with butter and white-wine sauce, or a lobster roll with french fries; vegetarian options are available upon request
- A dessert per guest, with a choice between double-chocolate cake or turtle cheesecake
Up to four people may attend the dinner, though this is not a requirement.
Chefs from Starboard Galley Restaurant prepare the three-course meal, served to diners as they recline on wide, padded benches, surrounded by floral displays, paintings, and views of the harbor. The dinner is BYOB, and guests enjoy private dining from 5 p.m.–11 p.m.
The Lighthouse Preservation Society
For more than 25 years, the maritime enthusiasts at The Lighthouse Preservation Society have worked to maintain the endangered lighthouses of the United States, some more than 200 years old. Their efforts have sponsored National Lighthouse Day, helped create the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act and the National Lighthouse Museum, and raised nearly $6 million toward more than 160 lighthouse-restoration projects. Day to day, they lead lighthouse tours and present lighthouse-related presentations, gather historic documents and artifacts, and manufacture replica replacement parts.
They also ignite lighthouse-centered enthusiasm through special events and private dining at the Newburyport Lighthouse. Lauded by Yankee Magazine, the intimate multicourse meals pair sea- and land-focused dishes with views of the town harbor and historic waterfront buildings. The small circular room, nestled at the top of the lighthouse, surrounds diners with padded benches and panoramic windows.