Executive Chef Franco Robazetti has done it again. The recent Chopped winner has created a delightful menu of lobster dishes for Claws 2: A Lobster Celebration at Surf City in Jersey City. The special menu had so many fans last year, guests have been clamoring for its return. I’m happy to report that the time is now. Claws 2 starts on Friday, August 31, and lasts until Sunday, September 16.
Lobster, Lobster, Lobster
Chef Robazetti uses the finest, fresh and tender Maine lobster in each of his 10 original dishes. We sampled a few and were wowed. Lobster guacamole has a generous portion of the delicious avocado dip piled high with lobster meat and served with tortilla chips. Guac and the savory lobster quesadilla are great with drinks or as an app and shouldn’t be missed.
For an entrée, the lobster mac and cheese is cooked to perfection with orecchiette macaroni: rich, creamy cheese sauce, buttered croutons and a generous amount of lobster meat. You’ve never had grilled cheese like the lobster grilled cheese with thick slices of brioche, lobster and cheddar cheese. This hearty sandwich favorite is served with crispy fries.
Paella is definitely a Surf City specialty. The lobster paella (pictured at top) has perfectly seasoned saffron rice with lots of delectable lobster meat. Have it with a few sides and make it a meal to share. Other lobster lover items include lobster tacos, lobster nachos, lobster rolls, and whole lobster. In addition to these savory specials, Surf City offers many other tasty meal choices and light bites to suit all tastes.
And the Drinks
It’s easy to pair your meals with Surf City’s beverage program. We like the refreshing frozen drinks that include margaritas, daiquiris, and pina coladas along with frosty originals. And there’s always a top selection of wine, beer and other cocktails that are sure to please.
Surf City has both indoor and outdoor seating, a spacious bar and the option of table service or counter service. And guests can’t get enough of the festive, beachy atmosphere. Get there while you can—this great summertime hotspot is only open seasonally.
11 Marin Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ