Lobster Night Is Back, but with a Twist This Year
Tonight’s annual Dining Services event will feature rolls in lieu of traditional boiled lobsters
One of BU’s most popular culinary events returns tonight: the annual Dining Services Lobster Night. But this year’s event has a twist: rather than serving hot boiled lobsters, tonight’s will feature cold lobster sandwiches, served up on a brioche roll, with a side of corn chowder. Meals will be served from 5 to 9 pm in all three Charles River Campus dining halls: Marciano Commons, Warren Towers, and West Campus.
There will be no option for dine-in seating this year, and diners are asked to maintain physical distancing while being served. Masks are also required.
“The BU Dining team found a way to celebrate this New England tradition by creating dishes that accentuate the flavor and taste of locally sourced Massachusetts lobsters while maintaining our safety and sanitation protocols,” says Paul Riel, associate vice president for auxiliary services.
Unike years past, this year’s event is limited to only BU students, faculty, and staff. Students may host one guest, but that guest must be a current BU student, faculty, or staff member. Terriers on meal plans can use their meal as they normally would for dining. Those students not on a meal plan and faculty and staff looking to join the fun can use convenience points or credit cards. Note: cash will not be accepted. And those not on a meal plan must show a valid BU ID.
Be sure to save room for dessert: diners can choose from snickerdoodle cookies, strawberry-glazed bars, and chocolate brownies.
And for those who can’t make it to a campus dining hall tonight, BU chef and campus culinary director Christopher Bee has prepared an easy-to-follow, step-by-step video showing how you can make your own lobster roll. Check it out, above.
Share your Lobster Night 2020 photos and look for Dining Services Lobster Night Giveaway on Instagram, #LobsterNight2020.