Monday, August 3, 2015

Lobster August at Harry's Restaurant (by invitation), by Bureaucrat

When it comes to seafood, the lobster is king.  So imagine being able to pick from five different lobster dishes for your lunch or dinner - it's foodie heaven.  Beaker and I were special guests at Harry's Restaurant to kick-off their Lobster August.

For the month of August, Harry's Restaurant is showcasing five slipper lobster dishes which you can get in their bar or restaurant.  Slipper lobsters are a smaller type of lobster that has more intense lobster flavour.  This the best time of the year to eat them. The dishes are priced between $15 to $30, which makes it an affordable luxe treat whether you're coming for a workday lunch or a special dinner.

Bar menu - char grilled slipper lobster with chilli and grilled lime, sweet potato chips and aioli ($19)

We tried canape versions of the five dishes. The char-grilled slipper lobster was tender and succulent.  The grilled lime gave it a nice zesty freshness.

 Lunch menu: slipper lobster with ricotta ravioli, cherry tomatoes, mushroom, lemon and mint ($19)

The ravioli was a lovely light pasta dish.  The ravioli were fat pillows of minced lobster.  The cherry toms, mushroom, lemon and mint 'sauce' was nice and fresh, and was topped with Parmesan cheese.  And for me, it was reminiscent of pasta primavera.

Lunch menu: grilled slipper lobster burger w avocado, onion, tomato, rocket, tomato relish and fries ($15)

The burger was yummy as the lobster had a nice sort of salt and peppery crust.

Dinner menu: grilled slipper lobster w slow-braised Otway pork belly, served with crackling, mushy minted peas and raisin pork jus ($30)

A new twist on the classic 'surf and turf', the lobster and pork belly is rich and hearty.  The chunky lobster could hold its own against the meaty pork.

Dinner menu: Thai dry red curry of slipper lobster, grilled Thai eggplant and basil cooked in coconut cream (served with jasmine rice) ($28)

This was my favourite slipper lobster dish.  It was rich and creamy and full of flavour.  Perfect for a cold winter's night.

To round off our tastings, we had a range of sweet nibbles.

 Executive chef Ketan Seth (L) and sous chef Bradley in action

Verdict: we liked it a lot

Treat yourself with succulent seafood at Harry's Restaurant this month.  With five slipper lobster dishes on offer and wallet-friendly prices, you're bound to find a dish you'll want to try!

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RMIT Newintstudents said...

Good post. Does the lunch menu include drinks? If so what sort?

Laura said...

Ah hello this looks incredible!!! I've recently discovered I love lobster. I know where I'll be heading soon!

EatAndBeMerryCrew said...

Thanks Sally. The prices don't include drinks.

EatAndBeMerryCrew said...

It's fortuitous timing to discover lobster!

Nadine Cresswell-Myatt said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.

EatAndBeMerryCrew said...

Thanks Nadine! Loved your post on the Weekend Notes :)

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