Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lobsterfest, the King of All Promotions is Back and Better Than Ever! See You at Red Lobster #BestLobsterfest #ad

Disclosure:  I received a Red Lobster gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Red Lobster's Lobsterfest is back and better than ever with nine new and classic lobster selections.

"Lobsterfest is our annual celebration of all things lobster, and we look forward to celebrating it with our guests every year," said Salli Setta, President of Red Lobster. "This year, we're excited to offer our guests a wide variety of exciting new entrees available only during Lobsterfest." In addition to guest favorites like Lobster Lover's Dream® and the Ultimate Feast®, there are three new entrees to try:

  • Dueling Lobster Tails: A roasted Maine lobster tail topped with tender shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce paired with a golden-baked Maine lobster tail with crab-and-seafood stuffing. Served over mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes and green beans.

  • Lobster in Paradise: A split Maine lobster tail fried in our signature coconut batter, spicy grilled shrimp and a lobster-and-shrimp bake topped with toasted crushed macadamia nuts.

  • Ultimate Surf and Turf: Maine lobster tail baked with crab-and-seafood stuffing paired with a peppercorn-seasoned grilled sirloin topped with Maine lobster meat in a citrus-hollandaise sauce. Served over mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes and green beans.
Lobsterfest entrees are served with a garden salad and unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits®. In addition to menu items exclusive to Lobsterfest, Red Lobster will feature special offers only during Lobsterfest.
Nothing compares to the succulent, delectable flavor of a juicy lobster tail. At Red Lobster, we know our guests crave the best of the best when it comes to lobster, and Lobsterfest offers an exclusive opportunity to enjoy the delicious, high-quality lobster they love.

Did you know?:

  • Darden's origins trace back to the first Red Lobster restaurant that opened in 1968 and, today, we are one of the largest purchasers of seafood, which includes North American lobster, in the United States.
  • At Red Lobster, we are lobster experts. In fact, we’re the best of the best – second to none. We were the first casual dining seafood restaurant company to open locations across the nation, and today we serve approximately 10 million pounds of lobster each year at more than 600 restaurants across North America.
  • In our commitment to provide our guests with an authentic dining experience, Red Lobster only sources the highest-quality seafood from cold and warm water regions.
  • We were the first restaurant to deliver fresh lobster nationwide, and our innovative process allows us to bring fresh, high-quality lobster straight from the coast of New England to guests all around the country.
I was recently given the opportunity to dine at a local Red Lobster and enjoy some of their new Lobster entrees, as well as some of their classics that my family loves and orders each and every time we visit.  I grew up and have lived in New England all my life, and one thing that I love about this area is the fresh seafood you can find along the coastline.  From Maine, to Boston and even Rhode Island and Connecticut, throughout the summer months, you can't help but enjoy fresh seafood, or have a clam bake at your house with family and friends.  But, when it comes to celebrating birthdays, milestones or special occasions, my family always heads to Red Lobster. We have been going here since I was a child, and now I get to bring my girls here. :-)  

Red Lobster's Lobster Dream Entree -- Mmm, so good!!!

Each year in February, we make a point to get the entire family together, including my parents, brothers, cousins and now all the grandchildren, and go to Red Lobster for their annual Lobsterfest. Red Lobster really does know how to celebrate lobster, by offering their guests succulent lobster dishes, that will have you wishing you had more room at the inn, to have just one more bite. :-)  Of all the years we have been to Red Lobster for their Lobsterfest, we have yet to be disappointed.  The quality of their lobster and seafood is amazing, and the dining staff really make you feel like you are sitting around your table at home, enjoying a delicious meal.  You just have to remember not to fill up on the Cheddar Bay Biscuits, so that you can truly enjoy the entree when it arrives. :-)  I have never been able to enjoy dessert in the restaurant, as their surf and turf always gets me full.  My family always laughs as I always say at the beginning of the meal that this time I will be getting the chocolate wave and eating it at the restaurant, instead of taking it home like I always do.  
Chocolate Wave
They all said, "Yeah, sure."  And, they were right.  After ordering the new Ultimate Surf and Turf from this year's Lobsterfest menu additions, my eyes were bigger than my belly.  My dad, who was sitting next to me, ended up finishing off the few pieces of steak I couldn't find room for, while my youngest daughter, who tried lobster for the first time and now LOVES it, found a few slivers of lobster meat hidden among the green beans on my plate, made them disappear! :-)

Fun Facts About Lobster:

  • The largest lobster on record weighed 44 pounds.  However, lobsters that weight more than 20 pounds are typically returned to the sea because they're too large to easily cook.
  • Lobsters come in many colors, including orange, yellow, green multi-colored and even blue -- although the odds of catching a blue lobster are pretty slim at only one in four million!
  • Lobster is very high in protein, and there are only 96 calories in 3.5 ounces of lobster.
  • Red Lobster serves more than 10 million pounds of lobster per year, including the popular Maine lobster, along with other varieties, such as Rock and Icelandic.

While my girls are picky eaters at home, it is funny how whenever we go out to a restaurant, they always lean over and want to pick from everyone's dishes.  To play it safe, we ordered them the chicken fingers and mac and cheese meals, which come with a drink and choice of orange wedges or broccoli.  They can even add a Cesar salad or additional side for only $.99 more. Bella goes crazy for salad now, so we added on a salad for her, so that she could eat it while we were enjoying our garden salads, which come with each Lobsterfest entree.  Savannah didn't mind as she was too busy going to town on the Cheddar Bay Biscuits with Papa. :-)

I wish you were with us, so that you could see the amazing dishes - both seafood and non that were brought to our table to enjoy.  Here are a few photos I took of the food, that was enjoyed by all:

Not a fan of seafood?  Don't worry, as you can still enjoy a delicious meal from Red Lobster. They offer an assortment of steak and chicken dishes, like Maple-Glazed Chicken, Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Alfredo, Blue Cheese Sirloin  and a 12-ounce peppercorn-seasoned Center-Cut NY Strip Steak.

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken AlfredoMaple-Glazed Chicken

Blue Cheese Sirloin*Center-Cut NY Strip Steak*

There is also a vegetarian offering including salads and a tasty Roasted Vegetable Skewers entree, which is topped with a lemon-garlic beurre blanc and served with wild rice pilaf. My cousin was so happy to find a vegetarian offering like this, as most restaurants don't offer vegetarian dishes.  

Roasted Vegetable Skewers

And, after she took the first bite, her eyes lit up and a big smile came over her face. She was in heaven.  Having been her first time eating at  Red Lobster, she said without hesitation that she would be back again...soon!  I responded, "Just say when, and we will all be here with you! :-)

So, whatever your fancy, Red Lobster is the place to go for great food and conversation with family and friends.  And, with the current Lobsterfest celebration going on for a limited time, why not grab the family and head to your local Red Lobster to try one of the three new lobster entrees, as well as the other customer favorites. Whatever you order, you will not be disappointed!  

To learn more visit, and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at,@RedLobster and @OfficialRedLobster using #bestlobsterfest.

Disclosure:  I received a Red Lobster gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.


  1. This is my favorite time of the year! Spring is almost here, it's my birthday time of the year and best of all it's Lobsterfest at Red Lobster we go every year I love love love it! You really have some great facts listed in this post boy I would have love to have caught that 44 pound lobster.
    heather [email protected]

  2. I would love to try the ultimate surf and turf!