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Brunch at Lineage with Boston Brunchers

I was able to do it again – get a spot at a brunch with Boston Brunchers. This time, it was at Lineage in Brookline, MA. It’s always a good time when a sweltering summer day is cut with good company, good conversation, and great food. Lineage provided all of the above.

Lineage Menu

 

We were first brought out a round of Bloody Marys, which are a staple at brunch (at least for me). The drinks were well blended, with a spicy kick, but also a sweet finish. We were then told we would be brought out family-style servings of pancakes and French toast, and individual plates of Huevos Rancheros. We also ordered some spicy lobster tacos for the table.

I’m definitely not a seafood person, lobster especially (if those things were on land, they would be bugs), but the presentation was really awesome.

Spicy Lobster Tacos - avocado mousse, mango salsa

Spicy Lobster Tacos – avocado mousse, mango salsa

Lineage Bloody Mary

Lineage Bloody Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next came our pancakes and French toast. The pancakes were made with ricotta, and had pockets of the cheese throughout, and were topped with fresh strawberries and cherries. The Pullman French toast was topped with white peaches and Thai basil. Smoked maple syrup came with both. I wish I could cook something that tasted (and looked) this good:

Buttermilk Pancakes - ricotta, strawberries

Buttermilk Pancakes – ricotta, strawberries

Pullman French Toast - smoked maple syrup, white peach, Thai basil

Pullman French Toast – smoked maple syrup, white peach, Thai basil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They even look cute on my plate! Wait – did I just call food cute? I just called food cute.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

 

Pullman French Toast

Pullman French Toast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last, but by far not the least, was our Huevos Rancheros. As The Boyfriend will tell you, I am not a very adventurous eater. Part of why I like these things is because I’m forced to try things I wouldn’t otherwise order – and also socialize. Food + Bloggers = Fun

But I digress. Anyway, I don’t normally (read: EVER) eat beans, of any kind. And I always order my eggs scrambled. So I was a little nervous when a huge plate of black beans and an over easy egg was put in front of me. However, there was enough steak on the plate to balance it out, so I gave it a whirl. And what a whirl it was. SO. MUCH. DELICIOUS.

Huevos Rancheros - steak, black beans, cotija cheese, cholula aioli

Huevos Rancheros – steak, black beans, cotija cheese, cholula aioli

I had a really great time, met some really cool girls (women? I still say girls), and ate some terrific food. I want to give a big shout out to Lineage for providing an amazing complimentary brunch spread, and to the Boston Brunchers for letting me have another opportunity to expand my food horizons!

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