Alex Sáenz is in as the new chef de cuisine at Lineage, the Brookline restaurant run by chefs Jeremy and Lisa Sewall. Sáenz, who originally hails from Peru, recently served as the opening executive chef at the Provincetown outpost of Ten Tables, and he previously worked with Jeremy Sewall at the former Great Bay in Kenmore Square. Sáenz is a graduate of the L.A. campus of Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts and has also worked in the kitchens of the former Alex in L.A, at the former Spire Restaurant in the Nine Zero Hotel on Tremont and at the Straight Wharf Restaurant on Nantucket. Lineage just announced the hire, though a representative for the company tells Eater that Sáenz started a few weeks ago. The menu for a private dinner in May shows Peruvian influences, as in a dish of fluke tiradito with puffed black quinoa, cilantro, aji amarillo and pickled shallots. Could more of a South American bent be in store here?
Alex Sáenz IN as Chef de Cuisine at Lineage
by Aaron Kagan