At this time of year, the place is bustling. Andrew comes up from New York City; Arnold and Joanne come down from Buffalo, New York; and Dana and Donald and their kids hop over from Providence. "When we're making dinner, it's constant conversation," says Dana.
"We feel very fortunate that we got through the whole project and still really like one another," she says with a laugh. "Actually, it was really fun."
Shown: The 10-foot island is an open invitation to gather. With a prep sink at one end and seating at the other, it can simultaneously serve one or two chefs and a rapt crowd.