Rolling now: the annual lobster party at Spring

 

They’re back! The lobster party at Spring Restaurant has become a summer tradition, and it’s happening again today through Saturday.

Regular lunch and dinner service will be suspended during these last three days before the restaurant closes for summer holiday (August 5-22), and the kitchen will instead be rolling out hundreds of lobster sandwiches.

They’ll be served from noon to 8pm on August 2-4, and priced at 26€ a piece, along with goose fat fries for 8€.

The vibe will be more casual, but reservations are still advised if you want to be sure and have a place to sit. Book by phone at +33 (0)1 45 96 05 72 or by email at contact@springparis.fr.

 

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9 thoughts on “Rolling now: the annual lobster party at Spring”

  1. Ptipois says:

    This year they are from Brittany. They are costlier and different in taste and texture from American lobsters. The flesh is firmer and crunchier (thus trickier to cook right, which — no worry — they perfectly achieve at Spring), and the taste is less sweet. I do think the lobster rolls benefit from these qualities for there is more contrast between the crunchiness of the lobster meat and the spongy texture of the bread.

  2. Meg says:

    The Source (Daniel Rose) told the Mouth this week that they are from Brittany.

  3. John Talbott says:

    “Brittany lobster”
    I haven’t checked with The Source not The Mouth but in the old venue they were from Maine/Nova Scotia/etc. not France.

  4. Jenna says:

    Thanks Meg…I might just crack and have to taste for myself. See you there tomorrow, perhaps 😉

  5. Meg Mouth says:

    Hi Jenna,

    I tried them years ago (at the old location in the 9th) and they were pretty delicious.

    Andrea Carroll had this to say on our Facebook page yesterday: “And they are DELICIOUS friends! And so are the frites and the sorbet! A fantastic lunch with family today at Spring. We will be back!”

    As for the price, I totally understand that it’s an expensive sandwich. Personally, I don’t find it objectionable considering that it’s Brittany lobster and not chicken salad. It’s also just a chance for me to do something loose and fun at a restaurant that normally costs twice that price. We’ll see on Saturday if it’s worth it!

  6. Jenna says:

    I’m sorry but I’m just so curious I have to ask…for 26€, are they really that amazing??

  7. Maggie says:

    I tried calling the ‘lobster hotline’ a few times this afternoon with no success, but my email was responded to in about 10 minutes as well. Good luck!!

  8. Meg Mouth says:

    Hi Sam,

    I just checked with Spring and they said that reservations are necessary and they’re not able to do sandwiches to go. However, they still have plenty of space/tables available, so it’s not a big drama to book. My own reservation request by email was confirmed within about ten minutes.

    Cheers,
    Meg

  9. Sam says:

    I hate to sound ridiculous but can you get these to go? I really don’t know when I can stop by and hate the whole reserving for lunch rigmarole.

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