Cars lined the roads leading to Founders Landing Park in Southold on the evening of Saturday, July 27th for the Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs’ 28th Annual Lobsterfest. Held outdoors overlooking the radiant Peconic Bay, Lobsterfest attracted hundreds of guests for a lovely night of dining, socializing, and relaxing. The Lobsterfest menu offered plentiful options for every palette. Lobster, of course, was the star of the show, accompanied by a hearty serving of melted butter. Full, bright red portions of the crustacean decorated plates and filled the air with a distinct savory scent. For diners seeking some additional fishy fare, fresh mussels were available as well. Seafood was provided by Southold Fish Market.
Additional main course offerings included burgers, steaks, and hot dogs all prepared onsite. Sides featured fresh corn, potatoes, and coleslaw. The meal ended on a sweet and summery note with a dessert of freshly-sliced watermelon.
Drinks served at the event included local wines and beer. Kontokosta Winery, located in Greenport, serviced the on-site bar and offered several of their wines by the glass or bottle. Glasses and pitchers of beer courtesy of Greenport Brewery were available as well.
The Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs’ Lobsterfest wasn’t just a success as a dining experience but as a community gathering as well. Attendees lingered long after their meals to partake in good conversation and company. Parents had the chance for a memorable family meal with their kids, and children got to enjoy the breezy summer night playing in the park and running along the beach. Throughout Lobsterfest and afterwards, local band The Mangoes played live music so diners could listen and dance as night fell over the park.
The number of attendees at the 28th Annual Lobsterfest demonstrated an impressive amount of support for the event. Even more impressive though was the hard work put in by members of the Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs. Volunteers greeted ticket holders, sold raffle tickets, cleaned food trays, and of course cooked. Their tireless efforts helped the evening run smoothly to the satisfaction of guests.
The Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs’ Annual Lobsterfest turned out to be an impressive event for the North Fork. The night was an ideal celebration of summertime that the entire East End will look forward to attending next year.