Summer is lobster roll season, but if you’re paying market price, somewhere other than McDonald's, sometimes that little sandwich will set you way back. It could be worse, however. By a lot.
GetMaineLobster.com is offering a lobster roll that costs $1,000. But this isn’t just an overstuffed hot dog bun – it’s a multi-course experience of a “lobster roll”. For that price, you get four wild-caught jumbo lobster claws, wagyu beef, caviar, artisan rolls, artisan butter and a special spice blend. They’ll also throw in a mother-of-pearl caviar spoon, edible gold flakes, a hand towel, and a chef-created recipe and demonstration by Fabio Viviani of "Top Chef" fame. It doesn’t get more bougie than gold flakes.
The Portland, Maine-based company also offers regular lobsters and lobster roll kits for regular folk out there, sustainably acquired and responsibly shipped. The lobster roll boxes, with two pounds of claw and knuckle meat, eight buns from a Maine bakery, and a secret spice blend can be shipped once or through a monthly subscription, so you’re knee-deep in claws all year through.
If you do want to spring for the ultimate lobster experience, GetMaineLobster.com is now taking reservations and the founder Mark will personally contact you to confirm your order. With fish this fresh, you don’t want to mess around.