51 Lincoln in Newton will be opening their Tasting Room on July 29, where they will offer a 5-course prix fixe menu on Tuesdays-Saturdays. The Tasting Room will be located downstairs of 51 Lincoln.and can seat up to 20 people.
The first course of our dinner was a light, refreshing scallop crudo with grapefruit segments, evoo, opal basil sauce. As you'll see throughout the dinner and in this course, the chef pays a lot of attention to the dishes and bowls used.
Second course: Mayan Jaguar lettuce, beets, salted pinenut brittle, fennel puree
2013 Emmerich Knoll Gruner Veltliner
Coddled egg, polenta, nora spice, roasted tomato vinaigrette, Hannah's flowers
Rabbit and truffle roulade, sorrel, jus, baby vegetables, purslane
We ended with a dessert of Coconut cake, currant sauce, mascarpone ice cream, currant dust, gooseberries. This was paired with a tiki drink, Living on the Midnight, a riff on Painkiller. The cocktail consisted of housemade coconut liqueur, Diplomatico Reserva rum, muddled basil, pineapple juice, lime juice, nutmeg
Overall the dinner at The Tasting Room was great. They will launch on July 29 with a special wine dinner for $85 (5 courses including wines), but normally the tasting menu will run $65 for 5 courses and $25 for the wine pairing. The menu rotates every 2 weeks, and be sure to reserve early as there are only 20 seats.
51 Lincoln St
Newton, MA 02461