It’s LobsterFest time again at Ruffino’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge, where the Italian eatery is serving up a wide array of lobster-inspired menu items during August.

Every dish features the tender meat of live Maine lobster steamed in the kitchen of the restaurant at 18811 Highland Road.

For $30, guests may choose an appetizer and an entrée, and finish off their meal with Creole Bread Pudding, a New Orleans-style bread pudding with raisins and cinnamon served with a whiskey sauce.

Among the appetizer selections are Lobster & Asparagus Bisque, Lobster Spring Roll and Lobster Mushroom Lollipops. Entrées include Lobster Filet, Lobster Stuffed Rigatoni and Lobster “Knuckle Sandwich.”

“As we have before, we wanted to give our guests a great incentive to brave the August heat, and what better way than with a special menu stuffed with lobster meat,” said chef Peter Sclafani, co-owner and executive chef at Ruffino’s.

A third-generation chef, Sclafani has won multiple awards, including sharing the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s 2014 “Restaurateur of the Year” honors with his partner, Ruffin Rodrigue.

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