Friday, December 26, 2014

The Lazy Lobster: A Longboat Key Seafood Treat





Known for warm and friendly service, great food and good prices, there's nothing lazy about the atmosphere at The Lazy Lobster on Longboat Key, the perfect place to go for a well-priced lobster infused menu. Nestled away in Café on the Bay’s former location in the Centre Shops on Longboat Key, The Lazy Lobster has been a popular favourite for Sarasotans since 2009, when co-owners Michael Garey, former manager of Café L’Europe, and Bob Fracalossy, former chef at Café L’Europe and Café on the Bay, took over the space and launched their new restaurant. Festooned with nautical accents and tropical Floridean flair, the outdoor garden terrace is a special treat in the warmer weather, with colourful umbrella topped tables and gurgling fountain. 



The pretty outdoor fountain and terrace dining at the Lazy Lobster



With an extensive menu and long wine list, there's something for everyone, including retro favourites such as Lobster Thermadore, made with mushrooms and sherry in a cream sauce, Lobster Newberg in a rich lobster brandy sauce and crowned with hot, golden puff pastry, Lobster Mac & Cheese with fresh steamed lobster meat, macaroni, and white cheese sauce topped with toasted crumbs and truffle oil, Beer Battered Fish & Chips with tartar sauce and golden frites, or the creamy classic and sinfully rich Lobster Bisque and thick Seafood Gumbo. Other sensational seafood dishes include the Lazy Lobster Wedge Salad garnished with tomato, bacon, egg, gorgonzola, sun-dried cranberries, white balsamic vinaigrette and topped with either grilled shrimp or warm lobster, and my Dad's favourite, The Lazy Lobster Kobe Beef Burger with grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms and smoked gouda served on a grilled garlic bun with sun-dried tomato aioli and warm homemade potato chips, which are delicious and completely addictive.




A basket of warm rolls and fresh cherry preserves

Sunny lemon yellow napkins set the tone for the restaurants colourful interior 

The Lazy Lobster lunch menu with soups, salads and of course everything lobster

Thirst quenching unsweetened American iced tea

Seafood Gumbo

Lazy Lobster Wedge Salad topped with tomato, bacon, egg, gorgonzola, sun-dried cranberries, white balsamic vinaigrette and grilled shrimp

Beer Battered Fish & Chips with lightly fried haddock, crunchy cole slaw, fries and tartar sauce

The Lazy Lobster Kobe Beef Burger with grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms and smoked gouda on a grilled garlic bun with sun-dried tomato aioli and warm homemade chips

Coconut Shrimp Salad with mixed green salad, diced papaya, dried cranberries, tomato, toasted coconut & gorgonzola, topped with coconut fried shrimp & raspberry dressing

Lobster Bisque with a Turkey Club Croissant with roasted turkey breast, 
crisp cherry wood bacon, sun dried tomato aioli with lettuce and tomato