Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lobsterfest 2013 - It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Best time of the year to be a waiter at Red Lobster is Lobsterfest. Big tickets, big waits in the lobby due to Lent and Easter. Not enough to get me out of retirement, but tempting to pick up a couple of shifts just to have a bit of fun.  Only tempting though, no way I'm doing it (nor would they probably let me at this point).

If you want my opinion - the Lobster Lover's Dream is my favorite.  If I want something light I'd go with the Harborside & skip the drawn butter.  If you've had a true "bake" on the NE Atlantic coast, I'd avoid the Bar Harbor Lobster Bake.  If you've only lived in the Midwest and never had fresh seafood on the coast you might be surprised to find you like it.  And the Lobster Tacos sound like a good idea until you get to the last taco and it is cold, runny, and a bit funky.  It's a good idea, but I don't think it will be on next year's menu.

Featured menu items for 2013 Lobsterfest at Red Lobster:

Wood Grilled Lobster Tacos
A wood-grilled split Maine lobster tail and three lobster-and-shrimp tacos with cilantro slaw, fresh pico de gallo and spicy ranch sauce.

Maine Lobster & Shrimp Trio
A wood-grilled Maine lobster tail, garlic-grilled shrimp, and lobster-and-shrimp mac 'n' cheese with a white Cheddar and bacon sauce, topped with Parmesan crumbs. Served with wild rice pilaf.

Bar Harbor Lobster Bake
A roasted split Maine lobster tail, tender shrimp, sea scallops, mussels, and linguini in a garlic and white wine broth.

Rock Island Stuffed Tilapia
Fresh tilapia roasted with crab-and-seafood stuffing and topped with Maine lobster meat in a creamy lobster butter sauce. Served with fresh broccoli.

Lobster and Shrimp Linguini Alfredo

Wood Grilled Sirloin Surf & Turf
A succulent rock lobster tail and a peppercorn-rubbed center-cut sirloin, served with mashed potatoes.

 Lobster Lover's Dream
A succulent rock lobster tail and sweet split Maine lobster tail, roasted and served with lobster and shrimp linguini Alfredo.

Harborside Lobster & Shrimp
 A roasted rock lobster tail, savory garlic shrimp scampi and a skewer of garlic-grilled shrimp over wild rice pilaf.


Lobster Boy said...

The question was asked (I accidentally deleted the comment & don't know how to restore it - sorry!) as to what the cost of Lobsterfest items are. The best answer is it depends. Different markets have different price points. This is true for all menu items basically. So your best bet is to call the store you'd like to visit and ask them directly. A store in central Nebraska has a different price than Times Square does.

JustPam said...

Any idea what the nutritional info is for the lobster/shrimp tacos? I asked our server and she said it was online. I checked online and it's not there.