I fell for fungi a long time ago. As a child, I remember sitting by the counter in my mother’s kitchen carefully wiping down mushrooms with a damp paper towel until the were spotless and ready to be stuffed. When I was a bit older, we lived in France and I remember collecting mushrooms in the mountains, clearings filled with Chanterelles that we them devoured for lunch. My father is passionate about mushrooms and his love for mushrooms was definitely passed on to me.
This week, Lineage is celebrating the mushroom in all it’s wonderful glory. A variety of mushrooms will be paired with Pinots that have been carefully chosen by Chef de Cuisine Rich Morin and General Manager and Beverage Director Amy Audette.
Specials include dishes with Confit Local Chicken Mushrooms and Oak Roasted Matsutake Mushrooms, as well as Mousseron Mushrooms and Maine Lobster Gnocchi, among others.
Audette will be highlighting a variety of Pinots, with wine tastes, glasses and bottles ranging in price from $6 to $22, including:
’12 Dominio IV “Love Lies Bleeding,” Willamette, OR
’12 Patricia Green “Estate Old Vine,” Ribbon Ridge, OR
’11 B. Kosuge “The Shop,” Carneros, CA
’11 Walter Hansel “Cahill Lane,” Russian River, CA
’10 Francois Lumpp “Crausot,” Givry 1er Cru, Burgundy, FRA
’11 Domaine Chandon de Briailles, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru, Burgundy, FRA
Lineage is located at 242 Harvard St in Brookline, MA. The Mushroom and Pinot week begins Monday, October 13th.