Merry Christmas Eve!!
As much as I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Christmas lunch with turkey and all the trimmings, let’s talk about fast food for a sec. Over the past year, I’ve noticed one emerging food trend in particular: gourmet fast food. Forget McDonald’s- suddenly hot dogs are served with champagne, truffle parmesan fries are the rage, and burgers are offered on menus side-by-side with lobster. Especially after trying out Burger & Lobster on Friday, I hope this trend sticks!
For someone who gets overwhelmed with too many options, I loved their minimal offerings. As a restaurant with no menu, our waitress informed us of the 3 dishes available:
- 1 lb lobster with garlic butter
- Lobster roll- brioche roll stuffed with lobster meat in a Japanese mayo
- 10 oz 100% beef burger
My mom & I ordered the lobster (steamed & then chargrilled). Juicy lobster meat dipped in hot garlic butter…trust me, it did NOT dissapoint. I had a bite of my brother’s lobster roll and it also tasted absolutely divine! I always thought I wasn’t a fan of brioche but apparently I was very wrong.
And if the entrees seem limited, the dessert options are even less:
- Chocolate praline mousse
- Vanilla cheesecake drizzled with a salted caramel sauce
Everything about the cheesecake sounds right up my alley but I was way too stuffed for dessert! My mom & bro shared the mousse and really enjoyed it.
Things got messy by the end of it and let’s just say that Burger & Lobster is not the ideal restaurant for a first date ;). Forget lobster picks & crackers, hands are the only way to go when scooping out every last bit. Although £20 may seem a bit pricey for a burger, it’s a steal for the amount of lobster served. Between the food & fantastic service, Burger & Lobster is definitely worth “shelling” out for!
What’s your favorite kind of fast food…gourmet or not?