Lobster roll dinner
As a summertime treat (think picnic) the first course is deviled eggs with fried capers and fresh chives. Incredible! Laura and Jennifer are not crazy about eggs and they get, as an alternative, duck pâté on toast. We should share, but they're not touching my eggs. All mine!
Deviled egg (started as eggs)
Duck pâté on toast alternative
Then, the lobster rolls: poached Maine lobster on a bun with red bliss potatoes, corn-cilantro slaw, 'Old Bay' fresh cut fries, and lobster aoili. Wow!
And, for desert, fresh mango ladyfingers with whipped mascarpone cream and raspberry coulis.
Pappo recently received a full liquor license and we helped celebrate with Hanger One martinis to start (Hanger 1 vodka is made in Alameda, originally in (get this) Hanger 1, a WWII era hanger at the old Alameda Naval Air Station, but now in a much larger facility) and a bottle of the Thiel Family Zinfandel with the meal.
And, to accompany
This was a great, creative meal and we truly enjoyed it. We'll keep coming back for more Thursday Market Dinners and, in between, for the regular menu.