There are three particular events that bring me back to Red Lobster, a place I’ve grown up visiting since the early eighties: all-you-can-eat shrimp, all-you-can-eat crab legs and LOBSTER FEST!
So, when I was invited to taste the newest creations and popular favorites of Lobster Fest at my Orlando Red Lobster, I didn’t hesitate.
The event started off with an introduction to a resident lobster (you’ve seen the tank of them in lobbies across the country).
He apparently is into yoga.
We couldn’t start dinner at Red Lobster without their signature cheese biscuits.
I started with a sweet Berry Mango Daquiri.
And our first appetizer appeared. Sweet chili shrimp. Bite-size shrimp in a light breading and a tangy sweet chili sauce. So good! Definitely will have to have this again!
Next came the lobster, crab and seafood stuffed mushrooms smothered in Monterey Jack cheese.
Next, an appetizer that can be enjoyed as a meal itself, the lobster pizza. (Photo credit: Gustavo aka @dafoodie)
Thin crust pizza topped with sweet langostino lobster meat, melted mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil.
We were then treated to several amazing full entrees.
The feast started with Dueling Lobsters.
On the left, a golden baked Maine lobster tail with crab and seafood stuffing.
On the right, a roasted Maine lobster tail topped with tender shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce.
This entree came with mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes and green beans. Definitely enough food to share.
Our second entree included a split Maine lobster tail fried in a light coconut batter, spicy grilled shrimp skewer, and a lobster shrimp bake topped with toasted crushed macadamia nuts.
This entree also came with rice and green beans.
Our third entree was the Ultimate Surf and Turf.
Baked Maine lobster tail stuffed with crab and seafood stuffing, a peppercorn grilled sirloin topped with Maine lobster meat in a citrus hollandaise sauce. This entree also included mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes and green beans.
Our fourth entree was the Bar Harbor Lobster bake.
Roasted split lobster tail, shrimp, mussels, and sea scallops over linguini in a light garlic and white wine broth. This meal is enough to share, or makes for great leftovers.
Our fourth entree was the Lobster Lover’s Dream.
This dish included a succulent rock lobster tail, a roasted split Maine lobster tail, and lobster and shrimp linguini Alfredo. Again, big enough for two or enough for leftovers.
After all of these amazing dishes we were treated to dessert. Desserts! Three of them!
First we enjoyed a Chocolate Wave.
This delicious cake was layered with mousse and served with vanilla ice cream. The cake was moist and surprisingly light.
Next came a new dessert, Red Lobsters “dessert in a jar”. These will be seasonal and change, so keep an eye out for your favorite. This one was a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and topped with chocolate chips.
Last but not least, we enjoyed a delicious key lime pie with graham cracker crust and raspberry drizzle.
This was an awesome event and I am so thankful to have been included. I love lobster fest, and I know you will too. Whether you have your standard favorites or try something new, there are plenty of great options. But it’s only for a limited time, so hurry in to your local Red Lobster!
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