Red Lobster Chain Kicks Off Lobsterfest

National seafood chain Red Lobster is kicking off Lobsterfest, its annual lobster promotion featuring several special lobster entrees for a limited time. During Lobsterfest, guests are invited to explore the largest variety of lobster dishes offered all year, including four brand new and five favorite lobster entrées that can be enjoyed in a variety of craveable preparations – including roasted, steamed, topped, grilled or stuffed. The Lobsterfest lineup also features new appetizers, drinks and desserts to complement guests’ meals.

Craving more than just one type of lobster preparation on one plate? No problem! Check out the new Lobster Mix and Match. Guests can choose any two lobster tails from four choices to create their own entrée – Creamy Shrimp-Topped Lobster Tail, Seafood-Stuffed Lobster Tail, Steamed Maine Lobster Tail, or Grilled Maine Lobster Tail. Or, guests can check out Red Lobster’s new flavorful combinations of lobster and other seafood and steak, including the new Wood-Grilled Lobster and Red Shrimp, the new Stuffed Tilapia with Langostino Lobster and the new Lobsterfest Surf & Turf.

Lobster Lover's Dream
Lobster Lover’s Dream

Guest favorites, like the Lobster Lover’s Dream, featuring a succulent roasted rock lobster tail and sweet split Maine lobster tail, steamed and served with Lobster-and-Shrimp Linguine Alfredo, are also on the menu again this year. And, guests can still choose from the ever-popular Ultimate Feast, Wood-Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon, the Seaport Lobster and Shrimp, and the Roasted Maine Lobster Bake.

Red Lobster is the largest seafood restaurant chain with over 700 locations in the U.S. and Canada. It is privately owned by Golden Gate Capital.

“With the largest selection of lobster dishes ever on the menu, there really is something for every seafood lover – whether it’s sweetMaine lobster, roasted rock lobster tail or lobster paired with steak, shrimp, pasta or fish,” said Dustin Hilinski, Executive Chef and Director, Culinary at Red Lobster. “Lobsterfest is an exciting time of year where we get to showcase what we do best and deliver the ultimate seafood dining experience for our guests.”

Guests can make any Lobsterfest celebration even more special with an appetizer, cocktail or dessert. The new Chilled Lobster and Shrimp Cocktail appetizer is a great choice to start any meal, featuring lobster and shrimp that are poached in-house and served with Red Lobster’s signature cocktail sauce over a bed of shaved ice. As a complement, guests can choose from two refreshing, fruit-based cocktails – new Island Lobster Punch or the new Lobsterfest Fizz – both served in collectible Coastal glass wear. To complete the meal, Red Lobster is offering a twist on a classic favorite with the new Bananas Foster Cheesecake, featuring two slices of caramel cheesecake topped with warm, freshly sliced bananas, caramel and spiced rum and served with vanilla ice cream and candied pecans.

“Lobsterfest is a time for families and friends, spouses and new acquaintances, to come together and share a truly delicious, craveable meal together – no matter the occasion,” said Danielle Connor, SVP of Menu Strategy & Development. “Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an exceptional report card, a birthday, date night or ‘just because,’ Lobsterfest is the perfect event for our guests to celebrate their ‘lobsterworthy’ moments.”