Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Special Lobster Roll Market Meal at Pappo

One or our favorite restaurants in Alameda, Pappo, offers a Market Dinner most Thursdays, featuring whatever Chef John Thiel finds in season locally.  Recently, the Market Dinner featured lobster rolls and we had to go!  We had a fabulous birthday party at Pappo earlier in the year and it just keeps getting better (if possible).

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!

 Lobster roll

And, for desert, fresh mango ladyfingers with whipped mascarpone cream and raspberry coulis.

 Mango ladyfingers

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.

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