Wednesday, July 23, 2008
On our recent trip to Montauk, Long Island, NY, the local East-Enders led us to the Chowder House for what they consider to be the best lobster roll in Montauk.
What makes for a number one lobster roll? In my opinion, scant mayo is key -- only for loosely binding nearly a pound of sweet succulent lobster meat. Then just a touch of celery, parsley and perhaps a squeeze of lemon. Best served at room temperature with a crisp cool leaf of romaine lettuce.
The roll needn't be fancy. A classic hotdog bun works far better than more gourmet interpretations such as toasted brioche rolls.
West Lake Chowder House
352 West Lake Drive