We recently had the opportunity to get cracking (lobster claws that is) when invited to join a group of invited media for a preview dining experience for Earls Lobsterfest, running today through October 5th at Earls Restaurants nationwide.
In advance of tonight’s kick-off, we grabbed a culinary partner in crime and made our way down to the V Lounge at Earls’ Yaletown location for East Coast fare and were totally impressed by the goods (all 1.5lbs of freshly caught and flown in lobster, that is). But let’s not rush into the feasting part just yet…
Guests were welcomed upstairs to a private dining area that overlooks the bustle of Yaletown before being treated to a flight of wines or pint of beer. Knowing we needed to prime our palates for the meal ahead, we opted for the white flight – nicely rounded out by a not-too-buttery Chardonnay. Perfection.
Light snacks were offered, but it really was all about the lobster. After a quick note of welcome from our hosts, one of the restaurant’s Chefs came out to talk a bit about the store’s new house-baked sourdough bread before walking us through the ‘cracking’ process.
After we’d donned our kitschy-cool obligatory bib (we know you want one!), it was time to get to work as tray after tray of lobster made its way to the family-style table and the feast began.
Here’s the scoop: for three days only, $25 will have you feeling happily satiated. An extra $5 tacked on means you get an Alexander Keith’s pint to help wash it all down. That’s a lobster boil + beer for only $30! Save your appetite because you’ll need it as each order comes complete with corn on-the-cob, roasted fingerling potatoes, freshly baked brioche roll, jumbo prawns, and of course, 1.5lbs of lobster. Not a bad deal if you ask us!
With 15,000 live Nova Scotia lobsters being flown in just for this event, it’s guaranteed to be must-do for discerning diners looking for a tasty deal. For more info on the Lobster Boil and to reserve your spot, visit earls.ca.
In Toronto, Nicki and Sam got a chance to test out the lobsterlicious fare as well. Watch their vlog for a first-hand look at what to expect…