Spoiled by a food truck
There's something about the Lebanon Green and food trucks. Last year we made the discovery of Phnom Penh Station before it moved into #1 High Street in Lebanon. Click here.
Based on one of my beloved food gurus, the Lebanon Green still features something special in the form of a shiny black truck called Boisvert's Curbside Kitchen. Its motto maintains the 'BEST in fried seafood, lobster rolls, hamburgers, chili, chowders and more...'. I was most intrigued because I am a huge fan of lobster rolls and decided it was time to investigate. I usually save lobster eating for the Maine coast but the trust I have in this guru is well-deserved and so my mission became all-encompassing: Go and buy a lobster roll now!
I am devoting this small article to Boisvert's lobster roll.
Well, first of all, $10.95 for what usually costs upwards of eighteen or twenty dollars plus tax is incentive enough. We chose this beautiful Tuesday and found parking three slots over from the truck. This is an extremely friendly operation and a lively banter soon ensued as several clients converged just before noon. According to Boisvert's, they buy the lobster three days a week in York, Maine so it is extremely fresh. They had experimented one day with freezing the lobster salad in order to save some time, but the taste test revealed what food lovers know, which is that the shorter the trek from sea to plate, the better the taste from plate to taste. They have cut out the middle man and also get the scallops and clams, for instance, from two other Maine locations a couple of times a week.
When you order, you are offered either mayonnaise or butter and, of course, I chose both. This meant the thick, generous claw and tail pieces were prepared in the mayo and I had a small private stash of melted butter for dipping. Another key to a good lobster roll is the bun. It must be the bun with the white center and crust and it must be toasted to a light golden hue. When one hand appeared through the window to pass this creation to my own hand, I saw instantly that this was going to be good. And it was superb.
As a matter of fact, one could make an outing of this with some friends, bring a simple tablecloth to cover one of the picnic tables on the green and thus make the whole feast linger: a sort of Maine interlude during a weekday lunch.
Just to coat that mayo and butter, and since we were in the neighborhood, we then went to Dairy Twirl to enjoy a salted caramel ice cream. The Upper Valley has a rich choice of ice cream windows.
Boisvert's Curbside Kitchen has a popular Facebook page; click here
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