Friday, August 29, 2008

It isn't summer till you have your lobsta

One of the blessings of being a New Englander is feasting on fresh lobster. It just isn't summer unless you partake in this ritual. Lucky for us we have a wonderful place called Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier at Kittery Point in Me. It's a short ride from our home and we try to get there at least once a year. Although it might be hard to find it has managed to survive since 1948. One it's most endearing assets is a BYOW policy.
For those of you not familiar with this term it means bring your own whatever if we don't carry it you can bring it in. Therefore many families come in with coolers filled with beer & wine or mixed drinks .Little Johnnies favorite mac& cheese ,salads fois gras whatever they don't have on there menu. The menu consist of lobster corn 2 chowders great Malpeque oysters and cherrystone clams from Prince Edward Island and pie. Needless to say that leaves the door open for lots of bring your own. There is no ocean view as the pier sits on a very quiet part of the tidal river .The thick spruce trees block out any connection with the outside world and one can just sit back and enjoy for as long as you wish. I had my fun at Chauncey this year.A nice quiet evening with just me and the hubby and with a bit of sadness I bid them adieu till our paths cross again next year.........said the hobbit


Geek+Nerd said...

oooh i haven't had lobster all summer, i'm jealous! how fun that just the two of you went out to chauncey's!

S'mee said...

My youngest of days were spent in and around small beach towns. Fish was a staple in our house, however we ate the (fresh, but-)cheap stuff! I always dreamed someday of sitting down to an entire lobster and gorging myself in the buttery meat. My first lobster came when I was 22, and I didn't care much for it at all, thought perhaps it was the location. I have tried it over the years from time to time and just can't get into it. Which makes me very sad. How can a beach girl not like lobster?

Still you draw a beautiful picture of the perfect summer evening and yeah, it makes me want to try another lobster!

Not So Glamerous Housewife said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts on my grandmother. I love the feeling of east coast lobsta eatin too.