Lobster. What a yummy gift from the big ol’ sea!
Lobster anything is hard to pass up when I see it on a menu while out to eat. Lobster bisque, lobster roll, lobster ravioli… mmmmmm!!!
A little while back I was out to eat with a girlfriend at Gypsy Saloon and their “signature lobster mac & cheese” caught my eye. She raved about how amazing it was there, so we ordered some to share as an appetizer — it did not disappoint!
The dish was more “gourmet” than your everyday mac & cheese (outside of the lobster meat addition) — the three cheeses used are asiago, parmesan and goat cheese. This cheese trifecta had great balance and didn’t overpower the lobster meat in the slightest.
A few months later, Mirza and I went on a double date with some friends at Gypsy’s sister restaurant, Stella Blu. They had the same lobster mac offering (happy dance) so we ordered some for the table.
After having this for a second time, I knew I had to try and recreate this at home!
I was really happy with how this turned out — extra cheesy and delicious!
Now, lobster can be a little expensive. I knowwww — but, this isn’t a dish I’ll be adding into the dinner rotation. Every once in a while it’s nice to indulge! (If you are looking to cut some costs, you can usually save some money by buying a whole, live lobster, rather than just the tails that are used in my recipe. However, it is a lot more hassle, so you’ll have to decide if the cost savings is worth it for you.)
Also note that this lobster mac & cheese is fairly rich, so you can get a little to go a long way in terms of the servings.
This is a great dish to warm you up on a cool, rainy day.
If Gyspsy Saloon or Stella Blu are out of reach, here’s my recipe for delectable lobster mac & cheese!