I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out that Chef Colin Lynch was opening his own restaurant. Chef Lynch has spent the last twelve years as part of the Barbara Lynch Gruppo, first serving as chef de cuisine at No. 9 Park before becoming executive chef of the Gruppo and helping to open Sportello, Menton, and Drink.
I first met Colin (no relation to Barbara Lynch) at a Guchi’s Midnight Ramen pop-up event when he was executive chef at Menton. I later met his wife Heather at another “pop-up“, this time at Menton where Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park cooked a special menu from his cookbook for just one day.
Chef Lynch left the Barbara Lynch Gruppo in early 2015 to open Bar Mezzana, a “coastal Italian” restaurant in the South End focusing on seafood crudo and pastas. He opened Bar Mezzana together with his wife Heather Kennaway Lynch (general manager) and business partner Jefferson Macklin in June 2015.
I can’t believe I waited this long to try this restaurant for the first time. My first visit, which was just a couple weeks ago, was great. I loved the strong seafood crudo program, the phenomenal fresh pastas, and excellent cocktails. Here’s a look at some of the dishes we tried!…