During the month of January, Brasserie Montmartre has been bringing Maine Lobster options at dinner every evening as part of a Crustacean Celebration. I am a big fan of lobster- here in the Northwest we tend to lean more towards crab, so I was excited to learn of January Lobster at Brasserie Montmartre and jumped at the opportunity when my schedule and wallet aligned.
During my visit, I went with the Butter Poached Maine Lobster Tail with Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, and Sauce Americaine. It was no surprise that the lobster thrives in its other natural habitat besides the sea. That other natural place for lobsters to be is in butter, of course.
I had to dash as I had another engagement immediately after, but that didn’t slow me down from enjoying first a cocktail of the Gorge Cocktail with apple-cinnamon infused whiskey, pear puree, lime, simple syrup.
I was really pleased when some complimentary warm rolls with butter and salt came to the table. It was a relief to warm my cold fingers with these soft buttery delights. I was also surprised by the lovely Amuse Bouche of carrot ginger soup with vegetable stock, cauliflower for texture, hazelnut for crunch.
There are only two dinner services left it seems, but I can still make at least one more dinner tomorrow night before my work call. One more chance of trying another lobster at Brasserie Montmartre!
Which do you prefer, lobster or crab?