Yelp comped me a ticket to attend Maine’s Lobster Chef of the Year, a sold out event, which is a part of Portland’s Harvest on the Harbor. Lucky me! Wayne was also invited but had to work since it was mid-day Friday, so I met up with a fellow Yelp Elite. As judges we were served eight different tastings (one of the nine participating chefs had to cancel) and we then voted for our favorite. Check out these beautiful creations!
Wasabi Lobster Roll
Petite Salad with Lobster & Cauliflower Cake
Lobster Meatball- I voted for this one!
People’s Choice Winner: Lobster Roll Crepe
Lobster & Urchin
Lobster & Black Pudding
Lobster & Grilled Succotash–my follow-up favorite!
The Winner (Professional Judges): Lobster Seaweed Salad Cone!
As much as I loved the lobster dishes I also really enjoyed meeting the people in line and then sitting at our table of eight. They had traveled from the all over the country to attend. It made me feel even more fortunate to live where I do. My Yelp “date” was also awesome. This event was filled with alcohol and he made sure that I was supplied with only the finest chem-free drinks including Eli’s Ginger Beer made in Maine.