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Jul 3, 2008 06:12 AM

lobster rolls

Looks like it's lobster season! I've seen subway advertising a lobster sandwich, but since I don't put much faith in subway, does anyone know where else I can find a hearty, juicy, packed-with-seafood-goodness lobster roll that will take me back to the days of childhood visits to the maritimes?

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  1. I'm curious too. According to their Web site, Au Pied de Cochon has a lobster "guédille" (roll) on their menu right now at $30/pound. Has anyone tried it and does it rock?

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    1. re: kpzoo

      "The lobster roll at APDC. This almost made me cry. Wonderful homemade bread, homemade mayo, lobster, foie, arugula, balsamic glaze and then covered with melted cheddar cheese so sharp it overwhelmed everything else. Next time I'm getting it without the cheese."

      Damn that wretched excess!

      1. re: carswell

        Ah, Martin, Martin. He does put foie gras on everything, doesn't he. What would a Maritimer think? ;-)

        1. re: carswell

          How much did the roll come up to? I just can't figure out how big of a lobster it takes for one roll (as in how much it weighs).


          1. re: Simon Patrice

            You tell them how big you want it, but the recccomend a 1 1/2 pound lobster so it would come out to 45$. And it's totally worth it and half of one is enough for a regular appetite.

            It's really nothing like a regular guédille/lobster roll, tough. I don't know any places in town that make them. It's really more something you'd find is the Bas-St-Laurent and Gaspé regions.

            Then again, it's really the easiest thing in the world to make yourself. There doesn't even have to be any cooking involved.

            1. re: SnackHappy

              Definitely share the guédille at APdC if you know what's good for you.

      2. Hi,

        O'Bistro on Monkland in Monkland Village serves lobster rolls. I was in the hood yesterday afternoon and noticed that lobster rolls were on the menu. I was standing outside on the street gazing at the chalkboard menu, and noticed this item. I don't know how much it costs, though, as that people were obstructing my view.

        I think their lobster roll may be more in line with the typical standard recipe, and not the wretched excess that APDC serves! Probably less expensive, too.

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        1. re: Chai Latte

          I wouldn't recommend the lobster roll at O'Bistro. It sort of tasted like a canned tuna salad sandwich. The lobster to celery & mayo ratio was so low that the meat was totally lost.

          1. re: palateknife

            I am not a lobster roll fan owing to a seafood allergy. However, that being said they are selling whole steamed lobster at Atwater Market and I am sure you could easily procure a decent roll at au premiere moisson and a fab mayonnaise at douceur. I think your best bet is to construct yourself using the best available ingredients. Few restaurants have this on their menus as lobster here is considered more in the category of fine dining.
            Unlike cape cod and Maine!! I spent my childhood drooling over those hot dog buns that everyone on fisherman's wharf was chowing down on. alas, seafood allergies robbed my of an idyllic childhood!!

            1. re: crispy1

              Homemade really seems like the best option to me, considering cost and choice/freshness of ingredients.

              For a great variation (and for a special occasion), I tried a Lobster BLT recipe inspired by Food & Wine magazine: simply amazing! You can find the recipe on F&W website at:

              1. re: plumeria

                I agree that going the diy route would result in the most success -- especially this far inland. Even though I am reluctant to stray too far from the simple sandwich to which I've become accustomed, that Lobster BLT recipe is drool inducing!