WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"for those wishing to indulge in any season" local cuisine meat salad ($14.95); or, of course, the classic scallops, and shrimp fried in the house's nicely crunchy, but greaseless, batter. A special on lobster roll ($15.95). Prodigious salad plates the night of our visit was fried haddock "tidbits" and shrimp ($10.95), offering the fresh are available topped with lobster ($16.95), catch of the day. crab ($15.95), shrimp ($13.95), or, for the seafood averse, chicken ($9.95). The kitchen offers three substantial pasta Available for either grilling, baking, or broiling are the fish and chips, haddock, shrimp, and scallops from the frying menu, but also a gleaming plank of Atlantic salmon, offered broiled or grilled ($13.95); a grilled kabob ($16.95) with skewered swordfish, shrimp, and scallops, alternat- dishes for lunch or dinner, each defined by the addition of seafood. The dish du jour of many restaurants these days, lobster mac and cheese, is offered at the Captain's ($14.95) as bucatini pasta with a rich cheddar sauce, studded with chunks of fresh lobster meat, and baked until bubbly under a blanket of breadcrumbs in its own ceramic baking dish. Shrimp and scallops primavera ($14.95) are tossed over penne pasta with carrots, broccoli, yellow bell peppers, and herbs in a creambased garlic sauce. And shrimp parmesan ($14.95), served over linguini, includes Gulf shrimp, fresh tomato sauce, and mozzarella and parmesan. But the real star attraction here is the unadorned seafood — fried, broiled, or grilled — brought in fresh from the fishing boats of Boston, Gloucester, and New Bedford. Many of us indulge in fried seafood only in the summer, and make up for it during the rest of the year, but for those wishing to indulge in any season, Captain oysters ($12.95), calamari ($9.95), grey sole "tidbits" ($10.95), or, for someone who can't choose from too many good options, the Captain's Platter ($17.95): clams, haddock, 181 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e Marden's will fry up fish 'n chips ($8.95),

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