A Sandwich a Day: Certé's June Sandwich Special is Lobster French Toast

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A couple decades ago, word got out that pairing lobster with vanilla was a thing that happens. Cue roast lobster with vanilla sauce and savory vanilla lobster bread pudding. Now, in 2013, for the month of June alone, there's lobster french toast at Certé.

The "Count of Stonington" starts with two thick pieces of eggy vanilla-honey french toast, then hits them with coarse sea salt. On comes a fistful of lobster salad, with small chunks of sweet, tender meat and a generous helping of mayo. The salad gets topped with a thick crisp of Grana Padano, a move that's less about balancing salty with sweet than punching you with it.

I can't say a Lobster French Toast (LFT?) is greater than the sum of its parts, but those parts are pretty well executed, amply portioned, and quite reasonably priced at under $10, tax included. Don't take the sandwich too far, as the bread sogs up fast, but do consider it if you want to take your lobster salad in a new, weird direction.


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About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.