Where to Fulfill Your Love for Lobster
Nov 5th 2010 4:00PM / by Nanette Wiser
Autumn is Julian apple pie and California spiny lobster season, but this year, Asian demand for this succulent sweet meat drove prices through the roof. George's genius chef Trey Foshee recently blogged about the price spike and therefore not being able to offer a popular lobster tasting menu. As he put it, "I just can't justify charging $140 or more per person." Anticipating lobster lust, creative chefs dish up crustaceans from Maine to Australia. If you love lobster mesquite grilled and served with rice, beans or tortillas (Rimel's Rotisserie), or as lobster dynamite (Zenbu's), these seaworthy gems will make you swoon.
Blue Point Coastal: At this restaurant, you'll find coastal décor, quiet
ambiance and quixotic Mediterranean and Pan Pacific dishes. Seek out the scentsational savory lobster bisque with sherry and crème fraiche and the
Maine lobster trio -- ravioli in lobster beurre blanc, butter poached claw and grilled half tail, best eaten with garlicky baby bok choy.
Bay Park Fish Co.: Bay Park offers casual seafood accompanied by a serious wine and beer list, serving up the best lobster tacos in town, lightly seasoned and sautéed Maine
meat served with spicy rice and beans, best washed down with a Coronado golden IPA. Lobster ravioli topped with mahi mahi piccata and pencil asparagus
rivals five-star restaurants. And, yes, there's sushi.
George's at the Cove: If the following dish at George's could be a perfume, it would be my signature
scent. Maine lobster seafood stew with toasted pasta, marcona almonds and orange aioli is typical Foshee art of mixing flavors, aroma and color, as you
know from his Chino farm carrots served in Indian spiced yogurt, cilantro and crushed almonds. Ab-fab view and people-watching.
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