For Restaurant Week this year I had an opportunity to try out a (relatively) new restaurant in Coolidge Corner. I had previously avoided it due to the not-so-slightly pretentious name. I am happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the experience! Lineage offers a selection of modern American dishes with a distinctly New England flavor. The owner of Lineage is former Great Bay chef, Jeremy Sewall; his wife is former pastry chef at L'Espalier (ooh!) I heard rumor that the restaurant owner's brother is a fisherman so perhaps that explains why the seafood was particularly fresh and delicious.
I am actually writing here about the dessert: Butterscotch Pudding with chantilly cream. Each bite was a spoonful of heaven and despite being full beyond belief, I ate every bit of this fabulous concoction. The funny thing is, I don't even LIKE butterscotch all that much!? Here was an exception. The texture was rich, smooth and creamy without being overwhelming; the flavor was delicate and flavorful without being overpowering. I would go back to Lineage just for this dessert (and the seafood is nothing to sneer at!)
If only they had one in Cambridge...
242 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446