Ask Chef Barbara Lynch what she’s most proud of, and she’ll likely point to her New England roots rather than her many culinary accolades. Inspired by the seasonal nature of her Boston hometown, her Italian-inspired cuisine celebrates the region’s distinct seasons, whether it’s sweet Nantucket bay scallops in the autumn or fiddleheads in the spring. Her restaurants are too many to name, but it’s her most recent, Menton, that earned her the coveted James Beard award for “Best New Restaurant”. Lynch is the author of Stir: Mixing It Up in the Italian Tradition. She is the only US woman to hold the distinguished title of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux.
Q&A Barbara Lynch
Describe the Northeast: Evolved classics
Where is your favourite Northeastern destination: Maine and the Outer Islands
What tasty bite should travelers to the Northeast not miss? Sweet Nantucket bay scallops in the autumn