Our Stomachs are Rumbling for Tasting Table’s Sixth Annual Lobster Rumble
We’re always pinching ourselves when it’s time for lobster season! We can’t get enough of the succulent crustacean meat and the multiple preparations that can change the flavor dramatically from a sprinkle of truffle salt to a zesty herb mix with butter or mayo or BOTH! Yum! Served on a toasted bun or a potato roll, it literally doesn’t get better than a lobster roll. Since nothing says summer like a lobster roll, expect sunshine and lots of grub at the sixth annual #LobsterRumble set to take place on June 4, 2015. Just an FYI, Tickets are on sale today and since everyone is clawing at a chance to eat unlimited lobster rolls, they sell out fast.
Now in its sixth year, this ultimate lobster roll showdown will kick off summer with all-you-can-eat lobster rolls from contenders across the country, with each vying to be crowned fan favorite. 2000 lobster-loving guests will get to taste and vote their way through 25 of America’s top lobster rolls — yes, that means 25 rolls with your name on them. Making our stomachs rumble for the lobster rumble. Here’s a taste of the local contenders and rolls repping NYC:
The John Dory Oyster Bar - fresh Maine lobster meat warmed in lobster roe butter and tossed with celery seed mayo, dill, celery, red onion and white wine vinegar, piled on a buttery, toasted roll.
The Mermaid Inn - A mound of Maine lobster meat, seasoned with lemon zest, chives, Old Bay and cayenne, sits atop a perfectly toasted and buttered Martin’s potato roll.
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster - Fresh hand-picked Maine lobster meat (claw, knuckle, and tail meat), simply dressed with the slightest touch of mayo, celery, lemon, Maldon sea salt and tarragon served cold in a warm butter toasted New England-style top split bun.
Grand Banks - Maine lobster with tarragon, paprika mayo and boat-made pickles on a lightly toasted bun.
Luke’s Lobster - Maine-style roll, with chilled lobster on a buttered and toasted New England, split-top bun, with a swipe of mayo, drizzle of hot lemon butter, and a dash of secret seasoning.
Red Hook Lobster Pound, Ed’s Lobster Bar, The Lobster Joint, Lure Fishbar, Ed’s Chowder House, Grey Lady, David Burke Fishtail, Extra Fancy, and more from around the country. Click here for a full list of contenders.
Desserts will be provided by five local purveyors including Robicelli’s and Breads Bakery, and to wash it all down, Stella Artois beers, premium wines and custom cocktails will be pouring at the open bar.