If you’ve never met a lobster you didn’t like (especially if it comes with a ramekin full of drawn butter and a bib), here’s your August game plan: 45+ preparations – from the simple to the sublime – to satisfy your every crustacean-y craving. Area chefs feature the beloved local delicacy in all its glory – steamed and stir-fried, rolled into sushi or atop plates of hand-crafted pasta, if you prefer. Have a look at all the different ways you can enjoy lobster before summer’s out.
There are no shortage of lobster dishes at The Bancroft — there's the lobster Cobb salad and lobster & haddock stew. But, you can't go wrong with their lobster risotto. Cooked with lobster stock, lobster meat and lots of butter, this seductive dish is perfect for a date night. Chef Mario Capone adds in parmesan cheese and fresh peas as well for even more depth.
If you pair something as luxurious as lobster with French cuisine, you end up with a sexy sounding dish like Bar Bouloud's Fricassée de Homard “Poivre Rose”. Chef Daniel Boulud's love for his native French food showcases in a beautifully complex lobster dish with Sauterne wine bisque, crème fraîche, braised carrots and leeks. This is definitely an experience not to be missed!
This classic pasta from Abruzzo, chitarra, gets a New England twist with the addition of Scituate lobster. The Australian black winter truffles add an extra element of depth and that umami that you can only get from the much-sought-after fungi. So much luxury on one plate.
Brasserie Jo – Boston
120 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 617-425-3240
Classics are classic for a reason, right? They're dependable, and this tried-and-true choice at Brassiere Jo is a traditional staple you can count on to be consistently good. It's exactly what you need on a hot summer day because theirs is served cold with mayo (and there's no skimping on the lobster meat!) It doesn't get better than that when you're relaxing by their roof top pool roll in hand!
A mainstay on the menu since they opened, the lobster tortellini at Chopps has earned itself a loyal following among diners at the Burlington steakhouse. Maybe it's the house-made pasta or the crispy prosciutto but smart money's on the succulent lobster meat that puts this dish over the top.
Coppa's style of pasta — "grano arso" or "burnt grain" adds a touch of nuttiness to the fresh and sweet flavor of roasted tomatoes and succulent lobster in this complex yet approachable dish. They add in basil and agretti crumbs to round out the plate.
Treat yourself to a luscious plate of Lobster Risotto at Davio's Boston. It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day for you to enjoy this swoon-inducing rice-based dish with asparagus, Maine lobster, fresh herbs and lobster cream.
Grab your chopsticks because the futo roll of the season at Empire is the lobster salad roll, which is made with local lobster, marinated Chinese celery and yuzu mayonaise. Or if you're in the mood for something crispier, go for the Two Way Rangoons with lobster and Jonah crab.
1321 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215 617-545-1060
Boston has been blessed with this brown butter lobster roll at Eventide Fenway, which opened in Fall 2017 as a second location to the original outpost in Portland, Maine. Stop by on your way to the ball park (or after a game or anytime really) to try their most-popular, most-Instagrammed offering, which is available on a gluten-free bun to boot.
970 Great Plain Avenue Needham, MA 02492 781-449-6200
Lobster pairs so well with pappardelle, and The Farmhouse certainly knows this to be true. They use only fresh and seasonal ingredients at the spot, and this dish is no different. Filled with zucchini, peas, cherry tomatoes and tomato saffron sauce, it'll make your tummy happy.
Fin Point lists their lobster ravioli as a starter, but you can totally pass this off as a main meal. Prepared with parmesan corn sauce, vidalia onions & peppers, ricotta zucchini blossoms and cherry tomatoes, this dish delivers a mouthful of textures and tastes. It's as delicious as it looks, and you'll be happy you made a trip to the Financial District.