Harvest on the Harbor Maine Lobster Chef of the Year

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!

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Wasabi Lobster Roll

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Petite Salad with Lobster & Cauliflower Cake

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Lobster Meatball- I voted for this one!

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People’s Choice Winner: Lobster Roll Crepe

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Lobster & Urchin

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Lobster & Black Pudding

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Lobster & Grilled Succotash–my follow-up favorite!

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The Winner (Professional Judges): Lobster Seaweed Salad Cone!

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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.

5 thoughts on “Harvest on the Harbor Maine Lobster Chef of the Year

    1. I’ve mentioned it in my book and past blogs, but to anyone new or curious I’m gluten-sensitive and not celiac, or I should say never got tested beyond a symptom assessment by my doctor, which means that if I eat a few bites of gluten a few times a year or if things come in contact with gluten in a restaurant, as an example, I can handle it. I honestly don’t know if the meatball had gluten, but the lobster roll, crepes and black pudding rolled up sure did. An easy solution was that I simply took a small bite with the roll/crepe to judge the overall flavor and texture, and then simply scooped out the lobster awesomeness (I took the teeniest bite of the black pudding but it’s not my thing) with a fork afterward.

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