The Porthole Restaurant and Pub
Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME
Aaah, blue skies, bay breeze, what a perfect day to have a wonderful delicious and famous lobster roll. This place has it, you get a 1/2 pound of lobster claw meat (better flavor) on a toasted brioche buttered roll with a homemade Aioli sauce. I had the craft bee called the Seadog Bluberry Beer. You may ask and I wondered why some craft beers were made with blueberry and ice cream was a blueberry cobbler. Well, Maine is a Blueberry growing State.
We are a steamer fan too. My daughter loves steames.
So, I put in an order of lobster rolls and 1 pound of steamers. The beer came and it was wonderful. A slight aroma of blueberry and a tinge of blueberry in the beer. A pefect match for fans of micro breweries.
I was anxiously awaiting my lobster roll. Just imagine sitting on the pier overlooking the bay in a nice breeze and sunny day.
The steamers came and my daughter attacked them. Save some for crying out loud. Sweet tender steamer clams dipped in the steamer broth to rinse off any sand on the steamer, then dunk into that delicious drawn butter. It was so savory and delicious.
Ok, here comes the lobster rolls, just like they advertised. The one thing that stands out is in Maine, they don't overwhelm the lobster meat where the sauce takes over the lobster meat. The merchants add just enough to bring out the flavor of the lobster meat. It was simply fabulous!
Combination of the blueberry beer and seafood mae the perfect combination.
While visiting Portland Mine, this is another place to go.
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best, I offer my rating of 1000+, its that good.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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