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Boston chef couple moved to Nantucket?

Alcachofa Oct 26, 2006 09:36 PM

Does anyone know about, I think, a chef couple (husband and wife) who used to work in Boston, but then went to Nantucket and took over an old restaurant. I can't remember their names, or the name of the place they went to. Does this sound familiar at all?

And, of course, have you been and is it any good? :o) Thanks.

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  1. BostonZest RE: Alcachofa Oct 26, 2006 11:04 PM

    Amanda Lydon and her partner Gabriel Frasca are the new owner/chefs at Straight Wharf on Nantucket.

    Here is info on them from the Nantucket Wine Festival site.


    I have not been to Nantucket since they set up shop but I was a big fan of Amanda's food here in Boston.

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      gingersnap RE: Alcachofa Oct 27, 2006 12:37 AM

      Straight Wharf has always been a great restaurant; but under Gabriel and Amanda, they opened for the first time for lunch and brunch. It was hands down our favorite lunch spot- simple, creative menu and everything delicious. we ate there at least once a week all summer. the bar menu had less choices than in the past, but we loved everything we had. only ate once in the main restaurant at night, with a big group, but heard positive reviews all summer.
      both chefs are great people and seem to work really well together- they are very enthusiastic about the place!

      as usual the bar scene is rocking all summer, a little too packed for us on weekends, but our favorite place during the week. i think they are closed now for the season, but try it next year!

      1. Alcachofa RE: Alcachofa Oct 27, 2006 12:52 PM

        Straight Wharf! Now that you mention it in this context, that sounds right.

        Yes it was already fairly decent when I was there approx 7 years ago. Will have to try it again.

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