The much anticipated Lobster Summer Menu has returned to the Keg. From now till August 28, you can indulge in a number of dishes made from lobsters flown in from Nova Scotia. Mr. and I were invited to sample some dishes from this year’s menu.
For starter we had the Crispy Lobster Tacos. There were two pieces of lobster in each taco (although the size of lobster pieces varied), all of which were nicely fried and cooked perfectly — crispy on the outside, moist and juicy inside. The sauce had some heat to it, it was creamy, and worked very well with the tacos.
The portion of the plate was quite big, actually. It’s more like a shared appy, than an appy to yourself. I would suggest getting this to share.
For entree, we had the Steak and Half Lobster, a 6oz steak. The sirloin steak was cooked to medium rare, tender, with beautiful grill marks. You would never be disappointed with steaks at The Keg. Our plates came with a baked potato, and it was nice and fluffy. I ordered extra bacon on the side, and yes, you should always order extra bacon if you can.
Check out the size of that lobster! And mine was just one of the skinnier ones. Sherman, who was at my table, got a plump, healthier looking half lobster.
The lobster tasted fresh, and dipping in the melted butter made it into a few indulgent, luxurious bites. Especially the lobster claw – Mr. managed to pull out the whole claw and it was so satisfying to eat it!
By this point, we were already quite full, but we couldn’t say no to Billy Miner Pie. The mile high mocha ice cream pie was creamy with prominent coffee flavour. The hot fudge and caramel sauce added extra sweetness to it. Mr. wouldn’t share one with me and he finished his rather quickly. Such a classic, and everyone wants one!
Our dinner came with drinks as well. The Mango Mojito was very refreshing, minty. I love mango, but the mango flavour was too subtle for liking. Maybe some mango puree would bring up the flavour more. For our wine pairing, I really enjoyed the See Ya Later Ranch Gewurztraminer; the Meiomi Pinot Noir was also quite nice, jammy.
This is the 16th year of The Keg’s Lobster Summer Menu. We didn’t try very many dishes on the Lobster Summer Menu. Some other items, such as Lobster Gratinée, Bacon Wrapped Lobster and Lobster Sirloin, sound very good and I’d be interested in trying them too. Lobster dishes are at a premium price but it’s worthwhile for a fancy date night this summer.
The Keg Steakhouse Yaletown
1011 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Disclosure: The meal was provided to us complimentary of the restaurant. However, the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely my own.