What do you get when you mesh a funky bar with legit Mexican food and spinning vinyl? A true original. Lenny’s Hideaway transports you from the barrio to the beach in downtown Cohasset. The cuisine is traditionally prepared, inspired by owner/chef duo Stephanie and Derek Burke’s roots and adventures in Irapuato, Mexico, Baja, California and the Mayan Riviera.
The couple’s culinary influences infuse the restaurant’s cuisine with authenticity. Their rice, bean and enchilada recipes (among others) were handed down through generations of Stephanie’s family, from grandmother to granddaughter.
“Whenever Derek and I travel internationally, we always immerse ourselves in that culture, learning about that nation’s food philosophy,” says Stephanie. The resulting menu boasts dishes crafted from a lifetime of experiences and stories, prepared with wholesome, quality ingredients.
In their quest to adapt worldly experiences for the New England community, fresh cranberries are making an appearance on the menu. One of their newest dishes is duck carnitas, which is adorned with escabeche-style pickled crisp cranberry ‘salsa’, fresh lime wedges and cilantro leaves, with a scattering of crispy duck chicharron for crunch (see recipe below).
Lenny’s Hideaway often hosts live music and has a spectacular selection of craft tequila behind the bar. They recently added heaters and outdoor televisions to draw the football season crowd to its festive outdoor double size deck.