Lobster Summer at The Keg
This is going to be a bit of a bias post, as The Keg is one of my favourite restaurants. I love the fact that you get constantly good service and the food is great.
So when I was invited to The Keg Yaletown to sample their new Lobster Menu, of course I said yes. I mean, lobster and steak right?
This seasonal menu consists of several tasty dishes like Lobster Gratinee and Bacon Wrapped Lobster (I need to try this next time I dine there!) So, if you’re a fan of lobster, this is your happy place this summer.
For our experience, we started with the Crispy Lobster Tacos ($19) – a trio of lobster nuggets, battered and tossed in crispy rice served on warm tortillas with cabbage slaw and cilantro; with jalapeno maple aioli for dipping.
Part of The Keg experience is sharing it with friends. Friends who love to eat and drink. I brought Josh with me to this event, and we enjoyed a delicious cocktail with our appetizer: mine a Dirty Martini, his a Strawberry Fizz. I’m yet to have a bad Martini at The Keg!
We couldn’t wait for the main event: Steak and Half Lobster ($46) – A tender cut of sirloin steak grilled to perfection to medium rare, with a half Atlantic lobster (shipped fresh from the Martines three times a week!). I saw my plate and I started to salivate, it looked so good.
I dipped my lobster into the melted butter and I closed my eyes with delight. The lobster was buttery and tender with that tad of sweetness that only comes from this particular type of shellfish. So good. My steak? Perfectly seared to medium-rare awesomeness, thank you very much! Not a single bite out of harmony.
I know, I know, I’m biased. But that’s because The Keg is that good. Really. This is one of the restaurants I dine at often, out of my own pocket, and I am yet to have a bad experience here. This is my go-to place for our wedding anniversary (which reminds me I have to make reservations, as it is on August 1st!).
It was time for dessert, and we opted for The Keg’s famous Billy Miner Pie which I found out, is named after the only inmate to have escaped from the BC Penitentiary in 1907. This dessert is a symphony of mocha ice cream on a chocolate crust with hot fudge, caramel and almonds. And it’s big.