WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

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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gastronomy table with a view culinary delights restaurants dining out cuisine in good taste local cuisine ROW 34 383 Congress Street Fort Point, MA 02210 617.553.5900 website: www.row34.com hours: Dinner Sunday –Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Lunch Monday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Brunch Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Midday Friday: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Celebrating Seafood A L E X A N D R A H A L L writer look at this, " says Wellesley resi- dent Jeremy Sewall, holding onto the gleaming silver handle of a new, state-of-the-art piece of machinery and pondering its potential. "It's gorgeous. … I've been dreaming about all the things it'll be able to do." No, it isn't the door han- dle on an Aston Martin — although Sewall treats it with the same deference. Instead, what Sewall was talking about was his newly installed deep fryer. This was back in 2010. I was interviewing Sewall for a magazine story just before the now-iconic Island Creek Oyster Bar restaurant opened in Kenmore Square with Sewall as its executive chef, and it was one of those interesting moments when you realize you've just witnessed exactly what makes some- one tick. It was also one of many examples proving why, in the food world, Sewall casts an unusually long shadow. He doesn't just make excellent food; he lives it on a very personal level and has created a culture of doing so throughout his expanding mini-empire of restaurants. Since that "deep-fryer" day, Sewall's two eateries (at the time he was helming Eastern Standard, Kenmore Square's happening and chic brasserie, and Lineage, the homey Coolidge Corner bistro that's since closed) have ballooned into a phenomenally successful five-restau- rant collection that dots New England. After Island Creek Oyster Bar (known among regu- lars simply as I.C.O.B.) earned a cult following immediately after opening that's packed " Jeremy Sewall M O R G A N I O N E Y E A G E R 174 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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