Towneship, a welcome addition to the South Shore dining scene, opened Tuesday, as the latest venture from Chef Chandra Gouldrup.
Chandra has made a name for herself in the New England culinary scene with her wildly popular brunch spot, The Farmer’s Daughter. After debuting exclusive weekend night dinners with “TFD After Dark,” the interest and craving for her next food adventure grew.
Chandra didn’t have to look far; with partner David Howe, they moved into a vacant 150-year-old church a block away from The Farmer’s Daughter and have transformed it into a magnificent new space. Maintaining as much of the original structure and its turn-of-the-century charm as possible, Towneship mixes the old and the new. Reclaimed wood, brick and exposed beams from the church, as well as its original cathedral ceilings, add to the concept’s unique ambiance.
“I’m so humbled by the popularity of The Farmer’s Daughter and with the demand of TFD After Dark, opening a new dining concept just felt natural,” Chandra Gouldrup says. “We’re so lucky to have found this incredible space for Towneship and are excited to offer our guests a new, elevated dining experience.”
Joining Gouldrup is Chef Cory Williams, who comes to Towneship after previously working with The Met Restaurant Group and Newton favorite, Social Restaurant and Bar. Both chefs tapped into their intense passion for locally-sourced New England fare to create the tantalizing Towneship menu that pairs perfectly with a curated cocktail menu and hand-picked wine selection. Guests can expect dishes like Razor Clam “stuffies,” Lobster Corn Dogs, Seafood potage, Monkfish Loin and a 32 oz. Prime Ribeye for Two.
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