Posts Tagged: lobster

Lineage | Brookline, Massachusetts USA

Bread with butter


Half bottle of Tyler Chardonnay 2009



Spicy Lobster Tacos



Lobster Pasta


Another recommendation from the app, Chefs Feed. I went for the Spicy Lobster Tacos and wow, they were amazing! Crunch taco shell, succulent lobster, and a sweetness from the mango salsa just rounded the dish nicely.  After the tacos I found myself still a bit hungry and decided I should also get one more dish. With the help of the polite and helpful server, decided on getting the Lobster Pasta as well. A wrong move as it ended up being a bit more than what I should have ordered but c’est la vie; it was delicious 🙂

Lineage (information gathered 11/2012)
242 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Mon – Fri 5:00 – 10:00pm
Sat 5:00 – 10:30pm
Sun 10:30am – 2:00pm, 5:00 – 9:00pm

Found parking on the street side at a meter. Parking was free after the specified parking time. I would verify the parking time before to make sure.

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L’ESPALIER | Boston, Massachusetts USA

Dinner at L’ESPALIER is about to begin!



Finally found Pappy!!



Wellfleet oyster with American caviar and champagne gelée



Rosemary Chiabatta with whipped butter dallops



Apple Street Farm egg custard and Siberian Sturgeon caviar



Butter poached Casco Bay lobster with potatoes, linguica and sweet corn purée



Seared Hudson Valley foie gras “royale” with Concord grape, Chartreuse meringue, pistachio sable and port wine veil



Intermezzo; Chantilly and vanilla ice cream, granite flavored with gin and champagne; everything served over macha sable crumbs



Nova Scotia halibut with a warm Apple Street Farm new potato salad, pancetta, egg yolk, and creamed corn



Long Island confit leg of duck with Apple Street Farm baby eggplant, cauliflower purée and chanterelles



Lydia lamb cassoulet with beans, braised pork and roasted Vidalia



Grand Fromage; (from left to right) Pecorino Ginepro of Emilia-Rogagna, Italy; Robiola a Tres Latti of Piedmont, Italy; Lakes Edge of Blue Ledge Farm, Salisbury, Vermont; Tarentaise of Spring Brook Farm, Reading, Vermont; Maxx 365 of Canton Thurgau, Switzerland; Willoughby of Jasper Hill, Greensboro, Vermont; Roquefort of Gabriel Coulet, Rouergue, France



Apricot sorbet with croustillant and fluid gel



On the left: white peach sorbet w/macerated peaches served over a vanilla bomba cake
On the right: flour-less chocolate decadence cake; topped with a little buttermilk panna cotta
Milk bourbon fluid gel and peach fluid gel decorate the plate.


Oh my goodness.. The combination of service, attention to detail, quality of food, and presentation were all top notch and worth every penny! I even got to enjoy Pappy Van Winkle!! I’ve been looking everywhere for that guy!! 🙂

Upon arriving and looking at the menu, I knew immediately what I was going to have. The Chef’s Tasting Journey. When a chef has such respect and understanding of the ingredients, there should be no doubt that the meal will be amazing. No substitutions, no allergies. I’m all in! And wow, when each dish is gorgeous, it makes for shooting food so easy! As you know, I’m all about showcasing the food as you would see it at the restaurant and wow.. you’re definitely in for a treat. Favorite dish was definitely the farm egg custard as the flavor was just superb! A special mention goes out to the intermezzo.; such a pleasant way to cleanse the palate. Honestly, all the dishes were fabulous.

A must try.

Fun fact: I was the first to enter the restaurant and one of the last to leave. Total dining time = 5 hours; a true journey that I would gladly do again!

L’ESPALIER (information gathered 9/2012)
774 Boylston Street
Boston Massachusetts 02199

Mon – Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sat & Sun 12:00pm – 1:45pm
Daily 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Sat & Sun 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Salon – Cocktails & small bites
Sun – Thur 5:00pm -10:30pm
Fri & Sat 5:00pm – 11:30pm

Parking anywhere in Boston is rather tough; ended up parking at the a deck off of Massachusetts Ave and Newbury. I’m sure there is somewhere closer but I  actually wanted to do some walking along Newbury St. Would recommend just doing valet. They can give you details at the number above.

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Island Creek Oyster Bar | Boston, Massachusetts USA

At Island Creek Oyster Bar waiting on a table; queue your name with the bartender if you want a bar seat.



RAW Bar – ordering oysters



RAW Bar – Island Creek Oyster, Duxbury, MA, Skip Bennett; Beach Point, Barnstable, MA, Mark Begley; Taunton Bay, Acadia, ME, Mike Briggs; Wild Belon, Harpswell, ME



Crispy IC Oyster Slider; brioche roll, lime chile aioli



Pan Fried Crab Cake; corn relish, dijon aioli, frisee



Local Clam Chowder; hand dug clams, buttermilk biscuit, house-cured bacon



Lobster Roe Noodles; braised short rib, grilled lobster, maitake mushrooms, pecorino



Bouillabaisse; swordfish, salmon, littlenecks, PEI mussels, rouille



Honey-Sweet Buttermilk Biscuit


Been wanting to come here for a while actually. It was one of the first places that caught my eyes while using the Chefs Feed app.But a really fun atmosphere with a sophisticated touch; great date place! That night I went with a small group and originally had a reservation for 9:30 on a Thursday, but decided to try our luck to get an earlier table. Was told that for busier nights it’s required to check-in with the bartender and check-in we did! Were able to snag a row of three stools around 8:45 and commenced our gastro-tour through some wonderful dishes. Favorite dish would definitely have to be Clam Chowder! Had some good bowls of the stuff, but this place’s chowder was wonderful! The biscuit was freaking impressive as well! Flaky as if it were rolled of filo dough and that little bit of honey was a nice touch. Besides the amazing decor, the service there was the best I’ve had in a while. Constant changing of utensils after each course, never had an empty water glass and the bartender Andrew was super friendly and helpful; learned a fun fact that the Wild Balon are unable to be farmed but must be harvested in the wild instead. A great time!

Island Creek Oyster Bar (information gathered 9/2012)
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Mon – Sat 4:00pm – 1:00am
Sun 11:00am – 12:00am

Street parking or valet were the only things available. At the time of driving there, street parking was near impossible to find; valet is $16.

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