Lobster salad appetizer followed by lobster, clam, mussel AND chorizo gnocchi and then a monster 3 lb lobzilla! Its time to bib-suit up!
I studied the menu for 5 seconds at this place and I was already drooling; unlucky for my friend to have to see it, but lucky for the menu that it was laminated. The dinner started off with a chef’s amuse of tempura friend shrimp and a heavenly bread basket. Homemade bread with chives, homemade cornbread and salted butter in HONEY! Why doesn’t every restaurant do this? My friend pointed out that even KFC has honey and butter! Doh… KFC’s biscuits with honey and butter will now be the death of me.
Going to make this review short because there’s a KFC within 3 min walking of me…The lobster salad was tasty and refreshing. The slightly salty lobster meat paired well with the sauce and sweet tartness of the grapefruit.
The gnocchi wasn’t that good. It kind of fell apart in your mouth and was a bit chalky instead of having the irresistible chewy, sticky yet melt-in-your-mouth texture gnocchi is known for. Can’t complain about the seafood or the always so yum olives.
Here’s a zoom in. Now, for the mamacita of all langosta, the 3 pound gigantor of a lobster. I should have gotten a clear picture of the claws but these things were a big as my hand! I was afraid a lobster this size might be a bit tough, but nope, it was tender and sweet and all things lobster. The three types of butter was a nice touch also, I loved the chives butter.
Pretty sad they didn’t have some lobster dessert. I’m reminded of Iron Chef savory desserts, though was a bit disgusted at the uni ice cream they once made. Anyways, this warm spiced chestnut cake with orange confit is probably one of my favorite desserts of all time. Warm chestnut….as a cake! Oh, and they gave us two coffee cakes for breakfast.
Suck it Ross. Compass, “you’re my lobster”
208 W 70th St
New York, NY 10023