The Maritimes may be on the other side of the country from landlocked Alberta, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy one of the ocean’s tastiest gifts: Lobster. Sure, you can order it up as surf to complement your turf, or enjoy it cooked to perfection and dipped in melted butter, but you can also find lobster as a key ingredient in some fun menu items around town.
Here are five must-try lobster dishes in Calgary.
Lobster Mac & Cheese at Vintage Chophouse
Made with white truffle oil and cheddar, Vintage Chophouse’s Lobster Mac & Cheese will cost you quite a bit of cheddar ($36) so if your budget doesn’t quite allow, an excellent second option at this steakhouse is their Lobster Mashed Potatoes from the “signature sides” section of the menu, which are equally adored, and cost $18.
Address: 320 11th Avenue SW
Lamb & Lobster Burger at Big Fish
Big Fish took a star turn on TV’s You Gotta Eat Here, and we may as well do as they tell us. On their dinner menu is a Lamb & Lobster Burger, made with with Cambozola cheese, guacamole and oven dried tomato mango salsa.
Address: 1112 Edmonton Trail NE
Lobster Nachos at Vin Room
Bend all the rules about seafood and embrace this hot take on nachos at Vin Room. In addition to lobster, this dish is topped with Pico de gallo, fontina and provolone cheese, and Valentina hot sauce.
Address: 2310 4th Street SW
Address: 8561 8A Avenue SW
Newf’s Poutine at Briggs Kitchen + Bar
Poutine is a pretty perfect food, but as we all know well, it can be done up in a million different ways. Make the Canadian dish even more Canadian with the addition of east coast lobster and you’ve got Briggs’ Newf’s Poutine.
Address: 100 – 317 10th Avenue SW
Chunky Lobster Scramble at OEB
One of OEB’s many impressive BOX’D breakfasts, the Chunky Lobster Scramble features maritime lobster, shrimp and egg scramble with shallot, green onion, American Asiago, and a brown butter Hollandaise. Lobster lovers could also opt to kick off their day with a Canadian Lobster & Shrimp Crepe. Good morning, luxury!
Address: 824 Edmonton Trail NE
Phone: 403-278-EGGS (3447)