Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tasty Thursday: Portland Lobster Company
We recently took a very pleasurable weekend trip to Portland, where as staunch as I am about eating lobster being repulsive, I really couldn't deny my spouse the pleasure. Considerately, a lobster roll was ordered as opposed to a whole lobster, so I didn't have to see a crustacean carcass while I tried to eat my salad.
The roll came with French fries and cole slaw and got two thumbs up from my spouse. It is 'market price', which was $14.99 on 6/4/11. I ordered the House salad. It was your typical spring mix with some cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots and a Balsamic dressing served in a little paper cup on the side. Everything was fresh and appetizing.
The nicest part of this, however is the atmosphere. You order inside the little hut you enter from the street. There are three or four small tables inside, but don't eat there! You'll be given a lobster shaped pager; take it out to the seating area on the wharf. Plenty of seating there, from picnic tables, to tall bar style-tables to bar seating along the railing facing the water, which you can see in the photo above. We enjoyed the sunshine and got to listen to a duo playing bluesy-rock guitar music.
Well worth a visit, even for a vegan, just for the Maine experience.