Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lobster for Lovers for Valentine's Day -- Straight to Your Door



I'm a lobster fanatic, a true New Englander at heart. And when it’s wintertime, I start feeling the pangs of Maine lobster withdrawal (combined with dreams of Bar Harbor, Ogunquit and my favorite ocean towns).

Fortunately, I’ve found a way to satisfy my cravings and give my sweetie a wonderful gift at the same time. I can order GetMaineLobster.com’s selection of New England specialties and Atlantic seafood, delivered to my door in time for Valentine’s Day. The overnight seafood delivery company does all the work, so I don’t have to get a live lobster and deal with how to cook it at home, or find a decent lobster restaurant (not that easy outside of Maine) where the price is affordable and the ambiance is romantic. GetMaineLobster.com takes care of the prep work so all I need to do is grab the lobster crackers and dig in.

Oysters as an aphrodisiac? Not for me – it’s lobster on Valentine’s Day. Add a bottle of wine, or a six-pack of Allagash beer (the better New England choice), melt up some butter, and the lobster dinner is a bit of Maine brought home.

The Maine Lobster Feast for Two ($115, +$20 overnight shipping) is a great catch this V-Day and includes two pounds of fresh live mussels, two 1 ¼ lb. live Maine lobsters and two homemade whoopee pies (another nostalgic New England treat). Purists can buy the lobster only, for $95.95 plus $20 overnight shipping. Ifyour honey likes steak as well, there’s also have the Surf and Turf for Two ($135.95, +$20 shipping), with filet mignon, lobster tails and Maine’s famous clam chow-dah. Other goodies like crab cakes and lobster pie are also available for shipping. You can see the full delivery menu and order your Valentine’s Day special dinner at www.getmainelobster.com.

3 comments:

  1. Great idea. What are your lobster suggestions in the city from a New Englanders point of view?

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  2. Ed's Lobster on Lafayette Street is good. I also like Pearl Oyster Bar in the West Village. And my favorite lobster rolls are from the Red Hook Lobster Pound in Brooklyn.

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  3. Another good place for a lobster roll is Lure Fishbar in SoHo. Perfectly done, by New Englander standards.

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