My family and I have been in RI for a week. I wanted to take my new yorker hubby here for some REAL seafood. We stopped into Galilee Grocery where Cate the owner informed me they did clambakes. I was hesitant because we only eat organic produce and I didn't want to pay for corn and potatoes and slaw that we wouldn't eat. She then told me they would order all organic produce and cook with organic ingredients for us. I agreed to give them a try and we make plans for Thursday evening.
Lobster Fresh it seems is a partnership between the grocery store and a personal chef.
Upon arriving, our outdoor table was set just for us and we got to enjoy the evening breeze. We had brought wine with us and forgot to bring glasses. One of the girls helping out actually DROVE to go get us glasses which I thought was very nice.
Our meal began with fresh and delicious clam chowder. It was great. Chef Colin quietly worked a few yards away and then emerged with our lobser bake. Two 4 pound lobsters, 3lbs of steamers, new potatoes, sausages, corn on the cob, and cole slaw. It was a feast! Everything was cooked perfectly, the way it should be. For my husband, it finally dispelled that myth that large lobsters are tough.
The amazing thing was the bill was only $200! In NY where we live the lobsters alone would have been about $200.
After we finished, we chatted with both Colin and Cate (who are both nicer than nice) and left feeling so refreshed and delighted. You go on vacation to experience new things and this was a lovely, memorable experience. When we return next summer, we will for sure be back for a meal.
His website (which was printed on his truck....he did no self promotion at all during our meal which I think is very classy) is www.richef.com and there is a link to Lobser Fresh on his site.
I haven't written a positive review on this site in a long time. Tihs was well worth it.