South West Nova’s main export is being promoted locally this Christmas season in a smorgasbord of tasty ways.
Madeleine Daues prepares to sample Avocado Lobster Salad at the Little Lebanon Restaurant. More than a dozen restaurants have created tasty dishes featuring local lobster for the Dec. 17-24 Lobster Splash event. Carla Allen photo
The Lobster Splash will take place at more than a dozen local restaurants from Saturday, Dec. 17 to Saturday, Dec. 24.
The event has been organized as part of the 250th celebrations and is being coordinated by local caterer and volunteer Madeleine Daues.
Chefs sharpened their creative muscles to produce such fare as lobster crepes, lobster lasagna, lobster pizza, lobster poutine and many more delectable dishes.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to support local eating establishments (and the all-important local lobster fishery) in the busy shopping week before Christmas.
Souvenir Lobster Splash Passports will be distributed at the participating restaurants. Amongst the signature seafood recipes from some of Yarmouth’s top chefs are a few decades-old family cooking secrets. Prices range from $2.50 for a poutine sampler to $18 for a lobster Florentine appetizer plate.
These are the restaurants participating in the Lobster Splash:
(information is from Yarmouth 250 website)
Chez John Crêperie: Lobster Crêpes
Hidden Treasures Restaurant: “Best of the Sea” with clams, lobster & scallops
Jake’s Diner & Pizzeria: Lobster Pizza
Jungle Jim’s Eatery: Lobster Lasagna
Lakelawn Café: Lobster Florentine Appetizer Plate
Little Lebanon: Avocado Lobster Salad
Marco’s Grill (new location): Chef John’s Lobster Linguini
Mern’s Place: Lobster Poutine
New Century Restaurant: Lobster Combo (Chinese-style)
Old World Bakery: Lobster in paprika cream sauce
Peg’s Family Diner: Grilled Cheese Lobster sandwich
Rodd Colony Harbour Inn: Seafood: Lobster Chowder
Rodd Grand Hotel: Curried lobster on basmati rice
Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub: Lobster Extravaganza Sampler Plate
Windlass Restaurant: Hot Lobster Sandwich
(information is from