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And We Shall Dine on Lobster and Filet Mignon

No, seriously.

We received a “Lobstergram” in the mail a few days back from one of Micah’s grandparent sets (we’re not sure which ones…they just signed “Grandma and Granddad”). We can actually cash it in for one (or two?) live lobster(s). What am I going to do with a live lobster?

Fortunately, the lobstergram has other options–and we’re opting for the two lobster tails and filet mignon. Probably around New Year’s, as a sort-of post-Christmas celebration. Our first new year together. Or we might hold off until January 7th, which is our half anniversary!

So chalk that up to strange but cool gifts. I mean, it fits some of the awesome gift rules–it’s consumable, so it won’t take up space. It provides a fun experience. It lets us enjoy something we normally wouldn’t (we hardly ever eat out).

But speaking of lobster, I also had some at my department’s Christmas party this past week. It wasn’t just a party, it was a 3-course sit-down dinner at a very high-end restaurant. It was fantastic! There were salads and bruschetta and shrimp to start off with. Then main course which included a shrimp and scallop dish along with lobster ravioli (nothing like ordinary ravioli…lobster in pasta with an amazing sauce!) and some other entrees I didn’t try. Micah said the other were good too.

They served it family style with replenishments available. Much nicer than a buffet–we just passed everything to the left. Fortunately, I was at a comfortable table with the people I work with most often and their boyfriends/spouses.

I’d estimate that my dinner probably cost $80 or more (but the dept. paid). I have never eaten such an expensive meal. Or such an astoundingly delicious one (I think)

Lobsters are coming into my life…

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March 21, 2008 at 10:54 am


Mark @ TheLocoMono December 22, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Having lived on Cape Cod for two years now and eaten plenty of lobsters, both fresh, tails only, and rolls, I can tell you that it is more work with a full lobster.

There is a good reason for the difference in prices for lobster versus lobster tail. If you get only the lobster tail, you are paying for someone to crack it open for you.

It does sound like you will get a better option with the lobster tail and filet because a full live lobster cost more to ship inland than buying right here smack dab on the coast.

You could always raise them as pets, they have been known to live up to 20 years.

Just some Lobster for thought 😉

Happy holidays.

RacerX December 22, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Sounds like a fun party, your description has made me hungry!

Tails will be far easier to cook and deal with especially with the meat works out to be a great meal for two!

Great gift idea . It is like taking someone out to dinner, remotely!

Laura December 22, 2007 at 4:50 pm

That’s a nice party. Congrats on the dinner. You and Mr. Micah definitely deserve it.

Fiscal Musings December 22, 2007 at 5:28 pm

From what I’ve heard, it’s a lot of work to eat lobster. And I’m not that into seafood in general. Someone has to like though, I suppose. Congrats…

wealthy_1 December 23, 2007 at 6:35 am

That’s a great gift. It’s good that you have options too. I like unique gifts. They make me feel like the sender really put thought in what to give.

Have a happy holiday and thanks for reading my blog!

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