Lobster Mac and Cheese seems to be the new trendy comfort food item on restaurant menus all over the country.
We’ve tried a few, in Midland Michigan, Rhode Island, and other places. We’ve seen it elsewhere, but did not try due to the cost and questionable value.
Up until this past Thursday, every restaurant we tried was “OK” but nothing special. Sometimes the mac and cheese part was good, but just some little bits of lobster scattered throughout. Definitely not work the $18-$22 they typically charge.
Well, this Thursday we went to our favorite restaurant here in Somerset- the Somerset Grille. This is a little local diner, serving breakfast and lunch every day, and dinner on Thursdays and Fridays. They have some of the best fried scallops, seafood chowder, clam cakes, and other local seafood around, and the prices are exceptionally fair. Not to mention great breakfast! We’ve never had a bad meal here.
So, on Thursday, on their specials board, among all the other items, was Mac n cheese, Buffalo Chicken Mac n cheese, and Lobster Mac n cheese. We both decided to try the lobster mac n cheese, since we had seen someone else have this a few weeks ago and it looked great!
Once again, they didn’t disappoint. A very large portion of mac n cheese in a bowl, topped with ritz cracker crumbs, before being finished under the salamander (nicely browned). In each portion there had to be between a 1/2 pound and full pound of lobster- it seemed like it was all full claws- and some of them were huge! Perfectly cooked, tender and sweet – not rubbery or dried out.
It was still just as good when I reheated my leftovers for lunch the next day. YUMMY!
If you have a craving for some new england comfort food, this is the place to get it!