Monday, June 18, 2012

Lineage, Brookline

Birthday's are little bits of heaven aren't they?  When you're a kid you count down to them in minutes until you're the next age, but as you grow older the excitement starts to dim a bit...until the day actually arrives.  I'll admit it- I wasn't looking forward to this birthday-not one bit.  I was dreading so many things about it- but I have to say-since the moment I woke up this morning I have been so surrounded by love from friends and family that I can do nothing but bask in the glory of the day.  

Now as much as I was dreading the day, I was not dreading the food that I had planned for the event.  I kicked off the eating fun on Saturday night with a dinner at Lineage, located in Coolidge Corner.   The first restaurant by Beard award winner Jeremy Sewall, Lineage is a special place.  Their menu centers mainly on seafood, and creates dishes with a heavy focus on local ingredients, including lobster that is gathered by a cousin of Sewall.  It doesn't get much fresher than that.  

We began our meal with Spicy Lobster Tacos.  Petite crunchy taco shells were filled with fresh pieces of lobster meat, a mango salsa and a creamy avocado mousse creating a wonderful combination of crunch, sweet lobster and creamy avocado.  Every texture complimented the others, and the flavors were well proportioned between natural sweetness, a bit of spice and just a hint of saltiness.  I really enjoyed these as a wonderful appetite wetting start to our meal.

In a serious lobster mood I decided to go all out and get a lobster themed dish for my main entree as well.  The featured entree of the evening was gnocchi, pan seared and served in a pan sauce featuring large chunks of fresh Maine lobster, English peas, leeks and just a hint of mint.  This was an incredible dish.  The gnocchi were lighter than typical, and the accompanying sauce was fresh and full of flavor, with the sweetness of the lobster offset by the subtle flavor of mint.  The sauce was savory with the leeks and the peas added a delightful texture.  I would have licked my plate had I not been in public...in a nice restaurant and trying to be a lady.

Lineage was a wonderful spot to kick off birthday celebrations, a place where every diner feels well taken care of, and each evening special. 

11 comments:

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! Your meal sounds devine - we always start with the lobster tacos. They're just so good.

Daisy said...

really craving some lobster now! Happy Birthday :)

In and Around Town said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great way to start a birthday!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Happy birthday!! I tried Lineage during restaurant week and was pretty disappointed (service was awful). I should really go back!

Boston Food Diary said...

Thanks for the Birthday wishes!
@Emily-NOT cool! I'm so sorry to hear that-definitely give it another shot!

Megan said...

Happy birthday! Those lobster tacos sounds fantastic!

meesh said...

happy b-day! i LOVE those tacos! and pretty much everything at lineage. awesome spot.

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

Happy birthday! I can't imagine a better birthday meal than lobster!

Shannon said...

happy birthday:) i still haven't been to lineage, but this certainly sounds like the right way to do a birthday!!

Anonymous said...

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Lin @ BeantownEats said...

I went to Lineage for the first time a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Their lobster tacos are definitely delicious. Happy belated birthday!

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