With 50,000 lobsters on tap for Lobster Love at Treasury Casino Brisbane for a month (from January 27 to February 28), you could hope they won't run out.
However, according to Executive Chef Steven Jones they'll need everyone of these spiny creatures as previous lobster promotions have been very popular.
The lobster fest is spread across three Treasury Casino venues Kitchen at Treasury, Fat Noodle and lab bar + restaurant.
Because even a lobster lover would find it hard to eat three whole lobsters in one sitting, a group of us were treated to a Lobster Lovers sample menu.
Lobster Mornay, which will be available at Kitchen at Treasury, made great canapes. I have to admit a fondness for anything in a mornay sauce. It brings back lots of wonderful food event memories.
Wok-tossed lobster chow mein with Singapore sauce, fried egg noodles, steamed Asian greens, sambal and shrimp sauce is on the menu at Fat Noodle. I ate a half serve and enjoyed the flavour of the sauce which had enough impact to be interesting without overpowering. The dish comes with a finger bowl because it's a bit messy to eat. I wouldn't recommend it as a first date dish.
Lobster Thermidor (half serve pictured at the top) has a similar creamy sauce to the mornay. It comes with grilled sourdough and grilled lemon at lab bar + restaurant. The sour dough is very handy to mop up the smooth sauce. You wouldn't want to leave any of it behind.
I finished with a decadently rich chocolate marquis offset by tiny lime pears, light raspberry foam and salty caramel ice cream.
Best for: There's more to the Treasury Casino than just the gambling venues.
Best tip: Parking nearby in the Myer Centre after 4pm is only $10.
Bottom line: Lobster meal prices during For the Love of Lobster are heavily discounted and range from $19 to $40. The promotion runs from 27 January – 28 February, excluding public holidays and Valentine’s Day.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of Treasury Casino for The Love of Lobster launch event.