Ruffino’s Restaurant, 18811 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, is hosting a farewell fling to summer — with its own “Lobster Festival.”
The award-winning restaurant is offering a special three-course menu through Aug. 31. For $30, guests can choose one of Ruffino’s lobster-inspired appetizers, from creamy bisque to spring rolls to crispy Maine lobster dumplings, as well as one of three entrées: Lobster Pot Pie, Lobster Fra Daiavolo or the hearty Lobster “Filet Mignon.” The meal is finished off with the guest’s choice of Creole bread pudding or house-made sorbets.
“We wanted to offer something truly special to encourage folks to brave the August heat, so we figured this was the perfect time to treat them to a fresh new spin on this sweet and meaty shellfish,” said chef Peter Sclafani, co-owner and executive chef at Ruffino’s. “True, it’s hard to compete with tender lobster tail and a little melted butter, but we’ve created dishes even more mouth-watering.”
For more information, call (225) 753-3458 or go to RuffinosBatonRouge.com/LobsterFestival.
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers on Wednesday will be offering selections from its original 1974 menu to mark the brand’s 40th anniversary.
Each of Mellow Mushroom’s locations nationwide will hold a “Way Back Wednesday” celebration in which a small cheese pizza, Coke products and select beers will be available at 1974 prices to mark nearly half a century since the first Mellow opened in Atlanta. The menu selections will be 30 cents for Coke products, 75 cents for Michelob, Budweiser or PBR and $2.50 for a small cheese pizza, a news release said.
Mellow Mushroom will also be holding a contest for customers to win a trip to Amsterdam for two. Customers will be able to pose, in-store, with a backdrop of the first Mellow Mushroom location and post it to Instagram with #40YearsBaked to enter. Those without an Instagram account can upload their images to 40yearsbaked.com.
The company now has more than 170 locations in 18 states, including Louisiana.