Lobstah. Lobstah and more Lobstah.
August in Fairmount means lobster galore at London Grill, and there’s plenty of drawn butter to go around. The bar and main dining room will offer a special menu celebrating summers favorite crustacean. From the kitchen you can expect a lobster bisque garnished with crème fraiche ($8), the classic New England lobster roll with hand-cut fries ($20) and a savory lobster cheesecake ($14), a cream cheese spread of lobster, peppers and seasonings served with crostini.
If you’re in the mood for something more akin to what they’re serving in Maine, sit down for the three-course New England dinner. Guests start with a house salad, followed by a 1 ¼ pound steamed whole lobster and corn on the cob (with drawn butter of course) and finish with a house-baked berry buckle. The dinner is $32 per person.
London Grill [Official]
Maine is a bit of a hike from Philadelphia. If you’re not up to making the 9-hour trek (or if the freezing temperatures of Maine beaches aren’t quite as appealing), you can still have a taste of New England, in Jersey. Luke Palladino, chef of LP Steakhouse & Seafood in New Jersey and the future Palladino’s on East Passyunk (cue excitement and anticipation) shared his recipe for Stuffed Lobster.
What is the lobster stuffed with you ask?
Crab, which is another crustacean. It’s not wrong if it’s delicious.
Who doesn’t love double the seafood all packed into one neat little package? Add a little buttery bearnaise sauce and you’ve got yourself quite the meal. This dish is perfect for an end of the summer bash or just a relaxing night of seaside deck chilling. Personally, we think it’s just a great way to end the week. So keep it in mind if you’re headed down the shore this weekend.
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Although news of Susanna Foo’s return to Center City was released yesterday, things are still up in the air as to when exactly that will be. And if you can’t handle the suspense, well…we can’t do anything about that. But what we can do is give you the scoop on Susanna Foo’s Weekend of Lobster Dinners in Radnor.
Starting Friday, July 25, and going until Sunday, July 27, head out to the Main Line for some good eats and cheap prices (when it comes to lobster). For $39, each guest can enjoy 3 courses – 2 courses of Asian Fusion lobster-style meals, plus 1 course to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dishes include Lobster Claw Tempura with Pei Mussels, Roasted Maine Lobster & Diver Scallop, and Jersey Peach Cobbler.
Make your reservations by calling 610-688-8808 or by clicking here.
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Dining Room at Mica
Mica and Meritage have posted their tasting menus for the week and it’s a (sea)foodies dream. Make your reservations now and let the feasting begin.
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The members-only Union League of Philadelphia is opening a mini-BYOB version of itself in Stone Harbor, NJ.
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From June 22nd through June 28th, the Tropicana in Atlantic City will be hosting Seafood Week. It will be a casino-wide restaurant week, with the addition of hotel packages, drink specials and retail specials.
Things I’m excited about:
- Seaside Cafe’s Jersey Clam Bake
- 15% off wines at A Time for Wine
- Cuba Libre’s Seafood Paella
- Palm Restaurant’s $130 Surf ‘n’ Turf dinner for two
For more information, check out the full schedule here.
Seafood Week [Official]
Down the Shore [Foobooz]
Tuna Tartare on Matyson’s Summer Seafood tasting menu.
When we received Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu for the week over the weekend we were really impressed. And now that we’ve seen the photos, well we suggest you make reservations immediately.
Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu is available now through Thursday, June 12th and is $45 for five-courses.
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Today at noon, owner Sam Mink and Oyster House will be celebrating the restaurant’s fifth birthday with complimentary birthday cake and $5 lobster roll sliders.
Get there early before the cake is gone and the lobster roll sliders are sold out.
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Chef Brian Lofink of Kraftwork is offering habanero-and-orange glazed Alaskan snow crabs. The special is available for $18 and includes roasted corn salad, salt roasted potatoes, garlic herb butter and chimichurri sauce.
And as if that weren’t enough to have you plotting your trip down Girard Avenue, Kraftwork has also tracked down some prized Cantillon beers. Cantillon Classic Lambic is on draft and both 2012 Cantillon St. Lamvinus and 2012 Cantillon Iris are available in bottles beginning today.
The crab deal runs through Thursday.
Cape May used to have a restaurant-bar called Martini Beach and its concept was perfect for right around the time Stephen Starr opened his first martini bar, Continental. As we all know, that was a long, long time ago. Alas, Martini Beach has closed, and in its place, M’Ocean, a fine-dining restaurant for Cape May’s bustling restaurant scene.