What to Eat and Drink with Your Maine Lobster

What goes well with lobster? The truth is, the options are almost endless, as it all depends on how you prepare the dinner. Grilling, chilling, and boiling all afford different tastes and textures, so you’ll want to complement with the proper foods and wines accordingly.

Also, if this is your first time eating lobster, watch a quick video on how it’s done.



What Wine Goes Well With Lobster?

If you’re planning a lobster dinner and you feel a little lost on what to add, read this post, and then head on over to the Maine Lobster Council, and check out “Which Wine With Maine Lobster”. This post covers what to drink for a myriad of different cooking styles. They don’t just tell you which wines are great, they tell you why.

Check out what they said about chilled lobster in salad

-“You’re looking for some bracing acidity because of the vinaigrette. French Chablis, Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé would all be great. An unconventional choice is German Riesling—a kabinett, high in acidity and matching the light freshness of the dish. If the salad has a strong herbal note or a lot of baby greens, I’d prefer Sauvignon Blanc. If it’s warm outside and the salad is primarily seafood without greens, consider a sparkling wine.” Read more here.

Which Side-Dishes Complement the Meal?

Most side dishes work universally, like cucumber and tomato salad with vinegar dressing, or even baked potatoes and a crunchy dinner roll. However, like the wines, there are specific palates that blend particularly well, and you want to maximize on that for your dinner. For example, if you’re grilling the lobster, and going for a large fancy dinner, add a small, bacon-wrapped filet mignon. Boiled lobster goes well with scalloped mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes (baked or mashed).

What’s for Dessert?
End the meal with the best desserts. For an authentic Maine experience, end with a slice of blueberry pie or a Cape Whoopie pie. You can order ready to eat whoopie pies directly from Maine on our site. Other great options are  cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries for an ending to this meal. Both of these take about an hour, and taste amazing, making a wonderful finale to your meal. The best part is, you can get creative with the decoration of the strawberries and the cheesecake, so have a little fun with it.