The Blue Ox Unveils ‘Secret Supper Club’

Chef Matt O'Neil is creating a secret four-course menu for one party a week.

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Starting today, restaurateurs Matt and Joanna O’Neil of The Blue Ox in Lynn, are debuting a weekly “Secret Supper Club” series designed to provide diners with a customized dining experience. Every Thursday, one party of four to eight guests can reserve the four-course dinner with wine pairings. The catch? The secret menu is revealed upon arrival.

The Thursday night Secret Supper Club concept is by reservation only. While booking, The Blue Ox will take note of any food allergies or strong likes and dislikes in order to tailor the personalized menu. Once seated, O’Neil will take diners through each course and pairing, all the way through dessert. In addition, each Supper Club guest will be presented with a surprise parting gift from the house. Below is a look at a sample menu.


Amuse: Baked oyster, local apple, scallion, Calvados, mascarpone
Cremant de Savoie, Domaine Belluard ‘Ayse’

First Course: Steak tartare, beef tenderloin, Maitland Mountain Farm pickles, scallion, caper, tomato reduction, truffle aioli, micro arugula, toasted French bread
Chinon, Bernard Baudry, ‘Les Granges’, Loire, FR 2012

Second Course: Lobster fra diavolo, fresh local lobster, spicy tomato broth, Parmigiano, basil
Cantine Valenti, Grecanico grape (an orange wine from Mt. Etna, Sicily)

Third Course: Sliced Frenched veal chop, duck fat confit fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, Marsala & French porcini mushroom demi
Red Burgundy, Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge, Paul Pillot

Fourth Course: dessert platter, selection of our house-made dessert with ice cream, berries
house-made cordials

$79 per person, 191 Oxford St., Lynn; 781-780-5722 or