June 15th marks national Lobster Day! Lobster is considered a luxurious delicacy all over the world. In the state of Maine alone, lobster fishing is a $1 billion industry. There are many ways to enjoy lobster, but the most popular cooking methods are boiling, baking, steaming, and grilling. In honor, we’d like to share with you some of the most exclusive locations to kick off your Lobster Day – from Maine to Thailand!
The Veranda at The Chanler- Newport, Rhode Island
Special: Lobster BLT
Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from Newport’s coastline on The Chanler’s outdoor patio restaurant, The Veranda. Dine on the signature Lobster BLT designed by Executive Chef, Thomas Duffy. Prepared with whole chick lobster, cherry smoked bacon, fresh avocado, vine ripened tomatoes, radish sprouts and topped with a mouthwatering crème fraiche, The Veranda’s Lobster BLT at the Chanler is a lobster dish to be reckoned with.
Muse at The Vanderbilt Grace- Newport, Rhode Island
Special: Lobster Bisque and Butter Poached Lobster
For an appetizer not to be missed, Jonathan Cartwright’s Lobster Bisque from Muse at the Vanderbilt Grace is a savory started for any lobster lovers. Served with crispy lobster wontons and a creamy cognac crème fraiche this bisque is a delicious kick-start to a delicious dinner. For entree try the rich Butter Poached Lobster prepared with spring vegetable ragout and finished in a cognac coral sauce.
Paresa Resort- Phuket, Thailand
Special: Local Phuket Lobster BBQ
For the ultimate summer BBQ, the Paresa Resort in Phuket, Thailand offers a private dining experience where a personal chef will work with the guests to create an incredible menu made up of local Phuket delights including fresh local Phuket lobster. The lobster is barbequed to perfection by the chef on the Villa BBQ and served with a fresh Thai green peppercorn, garlic and a tasty cilantro sauce – perfectly Thai and with just the right amount of spice!
Holsteins- Las Vegas, Nevada
Special: Lobster Mac n’ Cheese and the Maine Lobster Roll
Combining two traditional American favorites, Holsteins in Las Vegas offers a delectable Lobster Mac n’ Cheese served in a creamy taleggio-mascarpone sauce served with juicy Maine lobster topped with a flavorful black truffle sauce. Also try the crowd favorite, Maine Lobster Roll, prepared with fresh cooked lobster, tossed in a tasty chive aioli and served in a mini hot dog bun with cole slaw. Holstein’s offers a contemporary spin on classic favorites.
The Mediterranean Room at La Valencia – La Jolla, California
Special: The Lobster Roll
For a lighter and equally delicious lobster-fix, The Valencia’s famous Lobster Roll with lettuce and tomato is the sandwich to try at hotel’s charming Mediterranean Room. Dressed in a tasty tarragon sauce and served with house-made chips, the Lobster Roll is the perfect dish to enjoying a lovely evening overlooking the beautiful La Jolla Cove. The hotel is situated atop La Jolla Cove, steps away from miles of stunning coastline, world-class museums, shopping, galleries, and outdoor recreation.
The Fairmont Battery Wharf – Boston, Massachusetts
Special: Butter Poached Lobster Flatbread
For those who love lobster so much that simply eating it isn’t enough, Fairmont Battery Wharf offers the opportunity to experience the only Lobster boat tour in Boston. Guests head out on a private excursion aboard an authentic lobster boat to learn how to bait, drop, and haul in lobster traps. In between how-to sessions, fledgling first mates can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling Boston Harbor and learn more about its great history. After a day at sea, guests return to the hotel’s restaurant, Aragosta, where guests can dine on a butter poached lobster flat bread with basil leaves and pecorino or have the Chef prepare lobster to their liking.
Saltbox- San Diego, California
Special: Lobster Corn Dogs
Just doorstep away from the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego lies Saltbox, a chic New American gastro-lounge featuring an array of innovative dishes inspired by from local farmers and purveyors. Dine on on many of their delicious options including their signature Lobster Corn Dog served with a savory remoulade ginger sauce.
George’s California Modern- San Diego, California
Special: Smoked Maine Lobster
For a savory lobster twist, the Smoked Maine Lobster at George’s California Modern is a must-have. Served with slow roasted carrots, glazed turnips, and curry apple puree, this enticing dish comes with a sweet lobster hollandaise to top it off.
Veranda at The Rancho Bernardo Inn- San Diego, California
Every Friday night Veranda hosts a traditional lobster boil: Boiled Maine Lobster, baked russet potato, sautéed broccoli and local carrots. The lobster is boiled in salted water with a “sachet depices” herbs, peppercorns, garlic, shallots.In addition to the lobster boil guest enjoy a trio of tasty pies: Apple Streusel, Lemon Meringue and Blueberry.
Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar- La Jolla, California
Special: Lobster Ravioli
For a mouthwatering pasta and lobster dish, Roppongi’s asian-infusion Lobster Ravioli prepared with Maine lobster, confit tomatoes, organic chive, mascarpone, yuzu-vanilla butter sauce by Chef Stephen Window is a must-have at the swank La Jolla Restaurant.
Flavor Del Mar- Del Mar, California
Special: Lobster-Prosciutto “Bouillabaisse”
With incredible ocean views and a savory menu, Flavor Del Mar delivers with their famous Lobster-Prosciutto “Bouillabaisse” with sweet shrimp, squid fennel, spinach served with grilled sourdough. Enjoy the beauty Del Mar Coastline while dining on one of their savory dishes.
The White Barn Inn Restaurant at The White Barn Inn- Kennebunk, Maine
Special: Steamed Maine Lobster
For a delicious spin on a traditional lobster dish, Grand Chef Relais and Chateaux Jonathan Cartwright’s signature dish, Steamed Maine Lobster nestled on a bed of homemade fettuccine with carrots, ginger and snow peas in a savory cognac- coral butter sauce is a customer and critic favorite. Enjoy scenic views in the historic town and experience a Forbes rated 5-star dining experience at The White Barn Inn Restaurant in coastal Kennebunk, Maine.