On the occasion of the SILMO (Salon Mondiale de l'Optique) we went to Paris to meet old and new friends, discover the latest news in the optics sector and also to be captivated by the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Obviously you don't live on art and beauty alone but you still have to eat, and given the wealth of proposals that the city offers, we were spoiled for choice. Sure, you think France and immediately oysters come to mind, new kitchen, simplicity and elegance. Instead, we discovered a completely different world that brought us directly to America, the home of the Lobster Roll!
At 21 rue Rambuteau, in the heart of the Marais, there is one of the bars in Homer Lobster, a restaurant that serves Lobster Roll (the famous lobster sandwich) in a series of "endless variations or almost”, As they are keen to emphasize.
But still being in Paris, they could not do without give a "French touch" to a sandwich born on the East Coast of the United States, and in fact the delicacy and sweetness of the lobster are combined with a typically French brioche and the flavors of the French cuisine. A delight, really!
We had the choice between the classic lobster sandwich mixed with mayonnaise and chives, and the “Connecticut” version with lemon and a very secret recipe of herbs and spices. And they do well to keep it secret, as it is blazingly good.
So good that in 2018 this version of Homer Lobster's sandwich won the Lobster Roll World Championships. It may seem strange, but there is also this type of competition and we are sure that being able to impose itself on the US hosts must not have been easy at all. Then imagine what it must have been for Americans to be overcome by a group of French in a recipe of which they are inventors and masters. We dare not even imagine the setback ...
In short, if you find yourself in Paris and you feel like eating something a little different than usual, we really recommend that you visit them. You will really have something to satisfy yourself and leave satisfied, not to mention the exceptional feeling of being in Paris but with the flavors of New England.
PS: “Vorrei un Lobster Roll, per favore”, in francese si dice “I would like a lobster roll, please”.
21 rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris
You can also find it here:
15 rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris
9 quai Jean Jaures, 83990 Saint-Tropez