Lobsterfest is Red Lobster’s annual celebration of everything lobster and is the time of year guests can choose from the largest variety of lobster dishes on the menu.
During Lobsterfest, guests are invited to explore the largest variety of lobster dishes offered all year, including four brand new and five favorite lobster entrées that can be enjoyed in a variety of craveable preparations – including roasted, steamed, topped, grilled or stuffed. The Lobsterfest lineup also features new appetizers, drinks and desserts to complement guests’ meals.
As in past years, the 2017 Red Lobster special features new entrees and returning classics.
New for 2017 Lobsterfest is Lobster Mix and Match. Guests can choose any two lobster tails from four choices to create their own entrée – Creamy Shrimp-Topped Lobster Tail, Seafood-Stuffed Lobster Tail, Steamed Maine Lobster Tail, or Grilled Maine Lobster Tail. Or, guests can check out Red Lobster’s new flavorful combinations of lobster and other seafood and steak, including these new dishes:
Wood-Grilled Lobster and Red Shrimp
Stuffed Tilapia with Langostino Lobster
Lobsterfest® Surf & Turf.
Guest favorites, like the Lobster Lover’s Dream, featuring a roasted rock lobster tail and split Maine lobster tail, steamed and served with Lobster-and-Shrimp Linguine Alfredo, are also on the menu again this year. And, guests can still choose from the ever-popular Ultimate Feast®, Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon, the Seaport Lobster and Shrimp, and the Roasted Maine Lobster Bake.
“With the largest selection of lobster dishes ever on the menu, there really is something for every seafood lover – whether it’s sweet Maine lobster, roasted rock lobster tail or lobster paired with steak, shrimp, pasta or fish,” said Dustin Hilinski, Executive Chef and Director, Culinary at Red Lobster. “Lobsterfest is an exciting time of year where we get to showcase what we do best and deliver the ultimate seafood dining experience for our guests.”
Guests can make any Lobsterfest celebration even more special with an appetizer, cocktail or dessert. The new Chilled Lobster and Shrimp Cocktail appetizer features lobster and shrimp that are poached in-house and served with Red Lobster’s signature cocktail sauce over a bed of shaved ice.
As a complement, guests can choose from two new fruit-based cocktails – Island Lobster Punch or Lobsterfest® Fizz – both served in collectible Coastal glass wear. To complete the meal, Red Lobster is offering a twist on a classic favorite with the new Bananas Foster Cheesecake, featuring two slices of caramel cheesecake topped with warm, freshly sliced bananas, caramel and spiced rum and served with vanilla ice cream and candied pecans.
“Lobsterfest is a time for families and friends, spouses and new acquaintances, to come together and share a truly delicious, craveable meal together – no matter the occasion,” said Danielle Connor, SVP of Menu Strategy & Development. “Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an exceptional report card, a birthday, date night or ‘just because,’ Lobsterfest is the perfect event for our guests to celebrate their ‘lobsterworthy’ moments.”
Throughout Lobsterfest, guests are invited to use the hashtag – #lobsterworthy – on social media to share their moments or occasions that are so special they can only be celebrated by enjoying lobster. Guests can also engage with the brand on Red Lobster’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
Red Lobster Rewards
Sign up for the Red Lobster email club and receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees.
About Red Lobster (from Wikipedia)
Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneur Bill Darden and Charley Woodsby. Originally billed as a “Harbor for Seafood Lovers”, the original restaurant in Lakeland, Florida was followed by several others throughout the Southeast. General Mills acquired Red Lobster in 1970 as a five-unit restaurant company. The chain expanded rapidly in the 1980s.
In 1995, Red Lobster (along with Olive Garden and other sister chains) became part of Darden Restaurants, which was spun off from General Mills as an independent, publicly traded corporation. Today, there are nearly 700 Red Lobster locations throughout the United States.
To see the Red Lobster menus you need to select your location first at https://www.redlobster.com/locations/ and then click “View Menu”.
Red Lobster Recipes
You can find recipes for many Red Lobster specials and regular menu items at this Red Lobster website: http://www.redlobster.com/kitchen/