When we were invited to try Burger and Lobster last year, we had a great time. But it’s always nice to revisit a concept and see how they’ve settled in comfortably since the bright and shiny days of their initial opening, especially when they’ve expanded their menu to suit the palates of local diners.
We started off with an impressive rendition of one of the nation’s favorite appetizers – tempura, but in lobster form. Served popper style, these crispy babies were indeed addictive, and when dipped with the spicy aioli of sorts, were absolutely difficult to put down. Just imagine the combination of crunch with tender lobster meat, and you’ll be able to relate to the “we can’t stop, we won’t stop” predicament we had found ourselves in.
We then reverted our attention to the waiter who wheeled a cart of fresh ingredients to our table, explaining the contents of the dish he was about to construct before our eyes. The Lobster Salad, with its beautifully arranged mixture of mixed greens, sautéed fennel, peach, steamed lobster claws, cherry tomato and pomegranate, drizzled with a beautiful mystery vinaigrette, gifted us the joys of experiencing fresh flavors mixed with a heartiness that could easily make this appetizer into a meal.
Anyone who loves a good lobster roll knows that the varieties of which it can be pulled off are scarce. However, with the perfect toppings, such rules can be broken. That is exactly what Burger and Lobster did with their gorgeous Seven Samurai Lobster Roll. Chunks of steamed lobster mixed with an in-house specialty, seven samurai spicy sauce and topped with crisp sushi-style ginger gave this lobster roll a comfortable Japanese influenced taste that sent all buds roaring for more.
A giant cooked lobster made its way to our table, laid on its back with the heartiness of thermidor mixed in with its meat. For those who don’t know: thermidor is the superior way to have your lobster: filled with butter, cheese, cream and mushroom to create a beautiful culinary experience. Find yourself picking away at this until you’ve eaten every bit of lobster and cream accompanied with a piece of crispy garlic bread, and you won’t be sorry. Perfect for any occasion, we guarantee that a Lobster Thermidor is the way to turn any given normal day into a truly special one!
Full and satisfied, we politely declined the invitation to have dessert – because believe us, we know what types of yummy, innovative desserts they have on offer. Okay, fine – just one little caramel filled chocolate-shaped lobster, and we’re good!
Burger and Lobster is located in Grand Avenue – The Avenues. Its opening hours are 12pm-11:30pm every day. Follow the restaurant on Facebook at Burger & Lobster Kuwait and on Instagram @burgerandlobsterkuwait. They can be reached at 2220 0954.