Who says lobsters go away after Labor Day? On the contrary, September and October are prime lobster months which is exactly why Historic Inns of Rockland founded the annual Maine Lobsterpalooza. Now sponsored by Blueberry Broadcasting, come celebrate the fall lobster season with $10 lobster specials in restaurants September 15 – 20, 2015, topped off with the 3nd Annual Lobster Mac n Cheese contest on September 20, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Rockland Elks Club. An anticipated thirty professional and amateur chefs will compete for the Lobster Mac n Cheese champion award. Best of all, the general public will be invited to taste the professional chefs’ creations by purchasing tickets for $10.00. Pair your tastings with a stay at the three Historic Inns of Rockland – Berry Manor Inn, LimeRock Inn and Granite Inn – and you’ve got the perfect September Midcoast Maine getaway.Each year during Lobsterpalooza, restaurants throughout Southern and Midcoast Maine will offer $10 lobster specials including everything from appetizers to lobster dinners. The exact special will vary from restaurant to restaurant, but all specials will be listed on the Maine Lobsterpalooza Facebook page.
Are you an accomplished in-home lobster chef or do you work for a Maine restaurant and love the thrill of a creative recipe? The Maine Lobsterpalooza is calling all amateur and professional chefs as they gear up for the 3rd Annual Lobster Mac and Cheese contest. Who knew there were so many variations on Lobster Mac and Cheese? Winning recipes have featured a Thai version, a spicy version and a wonderful buttery version. What’s your version? You’ll bring enough for the judges to sample and then for tastings by the public. For more information on the requirements for chefs, simply click here.
Lobsterpalooza was started in 2013 when lobster catches were high and there was a glut of Maine’s favorite crustacean on the market. It was the brainchild of Cheryl Michaelsen at Berry Manor Inn who wanted to create some attention for Maine lobsters after Labor Day. What could be more wonderful than a September getaway to any of the three Historic Inns of Rockland, coupled with tastings of Lobster Mac and Cheese? The public agreed, and for the third year now, lobster lovers will gather for a week of Maine lobster loving.
The Historic Inns of Rockland look forward to welcoming you during Maine Lobsterpalooza, September 15 – 20, 2015.
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