Nope, unfortunately we didn't get to go to the lobsters, but the lobsters did come to us!
Living in the Puget Sound region means a happy abundance of fresh seafood, but sadly there are no lobsters to be found in our cold waters. Which makes it a big party the one Saturday each summer when there is a "lobster drop" at Bert's, our corner grocery store. The big tub of live lobsters flown in from Maine hits the sidewalk at 9:30 AM and by lunch time they've all disappeared.
And in the evening there's a collective shriek - steam escaping from shells, not screams - as the lobsters slip into pots all over the neighborhood.
I do love a lobster boil! Any excuse for a summer party and to gorge on butter and lemon.
I'd love to pick up this platter for next year's feast. And there's always a perfectly lobster-themed hostess gift to be found. Like the Nezinscot Guild Maine Lobster Kit, coasters from Sesame Press and wine bag from Etsy.
As we wiped the last of the butter from our chins and fingers, it seemed as if we should be able to go for long walk on the beach.
We needed to remind ourselves we were in Seattle, not Nantucket. And the lobsters would be back next year.
Have you had a Lobster Boil yet this summer?