I love it when two favorite things are so close to each other, so got rather excited to see that Eventide was right around the corner from my very favorite bakery where the finest whoopie pies on earth are served, Two Fat Cats. Just to be clear, I actually think it’s their pumpkin/maple whoopie pie that is the finest on earth and it can only be had a few months of the year. Everything else there is really good, so I always stock up. I suppose I expected Eventide to be something different from it was, judging from its fine food pedigree, awards, etc. I expected that I would need to budget time for a whole sit down, fancy dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is actually more of a high-end, casual chic eatery/bar. There are only a few tables, then there is a bar with lovely oysters displayed and seating along the bar and the window facing the sidewalk. The whole young, beautiful people, in the know vibe is topped off with just the right amount of retro chic, exemplified by the gentleman behind the bar with a waxed handlebar mustache. I’m very into this whole concept that seems designed for people who want to drink and have small plates of finely crafted food, without having to go through the whole process of a sit down, fill yourself to the brim meal.
Eventide has three options for the lobster roll, mayo, rum butter and hollandaise. This was one of the more difficult decisions I have encountered, but after some agonizing, I went with the mayo option, but obviously need to try the other two highly innovative options soon. My order arrived in record time and at first, I thought it looked more like a lobster slider. I say at first because once I weighed and ate it, I found that it was actually a hearty amount of meat in a small, light bun. The bun was more of a vehicle for the lobster instead of the usual half of the experience. I think I get so used to seeing a decent sized bun that it can confuse you as to how much meat you are actually getting. On first bite, I thought this lobster roll was way to creative for my taste. It uses fresh picked and cooked in-house meat, and the meat tastes as such, full of flavor. The meat had, what I would normally consider more mayo than I like, there was also dill, chive and chunks of sea salt mixed in. The bun was unlike any I’ve ever had, it was a steamed, asian style bun. It kind of annoyed me at first that it was kind of sticky.
Weighed in at 5.1 oz.
Visited March 2013