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PORTLAND, ME., November 29, 2012---’Tis the season for holiday entertaining, and no dish turns a gathering into a celebration more easily than Maine Lobster. With a variety of products available – from whole lobster to cocktail claws and fresh lobster meat to heat-and-serve lobster dishes – there is a Maine Lobster for every occasion.
Following the resignation of Dane Somers today as Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Promotion Council, Marianne LaCroix has been appointed as Acting Executive Director for the Maine Lobster Promotion Council by the Board of Directors.
Maine lobster lovers, get your bibs on! To celebrate the bountiful harvest...
"The Lobster industry's bountiful harvest is certainly worth celebrating and encouraging everyone to enjoy this wonderful delicacy throughout the month...
Portland, ME. June 16, 2012--Launching in August, the campaign will include contests and giveaways that will make any lobster lover drool.
Portland, ME -- In a blind taste test run by the Wall Street Journal for National Lobster Day on June 15, Maine Lobster triumphed over its much-touted Canadian cousin from Fourchu, Nova Scotia.
New York, June 7, 2012 - Armed with sweet and delicious Maine lobster sourced from local lobstermen, The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport Maine took on twenty other restaurant contenders from around the country...
Portland, ME - Two top level Maine chefs will represent the State of Maine at the Great American Seafood Cook-off in Louisiana on August 11, 2012. In response to a challenge issued by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to appoint a top-level chef to represent Maine, Governor LePage anointed Chef Melissa Bouchard and her assistant, Chef Clifford Pickett as ‘Team Maine’ for the competition. Chefs Bouchard and Pickett from DiMillo’s on the Water in Portland, will compete against other top-level professional chefs from around the country for the title
of “King/Queen of American Seafood.”
Washington, D.C. - In a historic effort to sustain and grow jobs in the U.S. seafood industry, the National Seafood Marketing Coalition is pleased to have been asked to brief the U.S. Senate Oceans Caucus on seafood jobs in America and the importance of the U.S. seafood industry to our national and regional economies.
11 Winners to be announced on 11/11/11!
PORTLAND, Maine (September 15, 2011)-- Three lucky finalists have been selected to compete in this years Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition.
Cundy’s Harbor, ME – July, 2011 – Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. has once again been awarded top industry honors for its innovative products. At a ceremony in Washington, DC, the Maine company received an unprecedented three gold sofi™ Awards – the specialty food industry’s most coveted accolade. Sofi stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation. No other company has ever won three sofi™Awards in a given year.
Portland, Maine- May 24, 2011- The Maine Lobster Council has announced this year’s impressive line-up for its annual Chef Ambassadors Program including three Maine chefs. This program is designed to support the premium brand positioning of Maine lobster nationwide.
PORTLAND, MAINE: A brand new product to enhance the dining experience for lobster lovers was unveiled at DiMillo’s Restaurant on the waterfront in Portland on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. An elegant luncheon table was set using the uniquely engineered Patter Ensemble. The Platter Ensemble consists of two, oval, nesting deep-dish platters. The top oval platter is slotted and provides the surface area primarily for a boiled lobster. The platter below serves as a reservoir collecting liquids from such entrées.
PORTLAND, MAINE- The search for the next ‘Top Lobster Chef’ has started! The Maine Lobster Promotion Council is calling for Maine chefs, sous-chefs and other culinary enthusiasts to be part of one of the most high profile culinary events in the state.
Portland, ME. March 15, 2011--The Maine Lobster Promotion Council is pleased to announce Rachel LeGloahec of Lisbon Falls, Maine this year’s recipient of an endowed scholarship designed to support Maine students attending The Culinary Institute of America.
At an historic meeting in Seattle last month, representatives from local seafood industry organizations from 24 states met to agree on a plan for a national seafood marketing coalition.
Dorr Lobster, a family-run business since 1977, has a quick and easy way to get Maine lobster for the holidays.
Jeff and Nicole Jones of Kansas have been named winners of the Maine Lobster Passport Contest, a popular promotion of the Maine Lobster Promotion Council which awards the winner an authentic Maine lobster dinner for four.
Cundy Harbor's Cal Hancock of Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co., takes on Bobby Flay in a Lobster Mac&Cheese Throwdown Airing Nov. 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm (ET/PT) on the Foodnetwork!
Portland, ME November 8, 2010 –For all those who did not get to attend the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition last month, NESN (New England Sports Network) has produced a show that takes viewers inside the contest.
The number of people in China that eat lobster is greater than the entire population of the United States.
Portland, ME November 4, 2010 –For all those who did not get to attend the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition last month, NESN (New England Sports Network) has produced a show that takes viewers inside the contest. It debuted last week and will air again on November 4 (today) at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 11th at 3 p.m. The Lobster Chef of the Year 2010 was crowned after a cook-off competition at a sold out event at Harvest on the Harbor, the three-day food and wine festival held last month in Portland.
In a perfect pairing, Big Claw wine, developed especially to complement Maine lobster, is now a corporate sponsor of the Maine Red Claws, the NBA Development League team based in Portland.
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers announced that it has been awarded a donation of 100 pounds of lobster meat from Cozy Harbor Seafood in Portland to help raise funds for the agency's upcoming Lobster Roll fundraiser to benefit the organization's Christmas Program.
October is often the month that records the largest harvest of Maine lobsters, and in honor of this vital and traditional state industry, Gov. John Baldacci has proclaimed October to be Maine Lobster Month.
Diners will determine the winner at Harvest on the Harbor
Governor Baldacci has appointed Chef Mackenzie Arrington, reigning Maine Lobster Chef of the Year, to represent Maine at the Great American Seafood Cook-off event in New Orleans.
Tired of serving (and eating) boring hot dogs and hamburgers at every barbeque? This summer, thrill your guests with grilled lobster. Maine Lobster makes every meal an occasion, and it's easy to grill either whole lobsters or lobster tails for a memorable meal.
The Maine Lobster Council has launched its Chef Ambassador Program, designed to help raise the profile for Maine Lobster nationwide.
The Maine Lobster Promotion Council announces the winner of its annual Maine Lobster Passport contest, a popular promotion which awards the winner an authentic Maine Lobster Dinner for four.
The WLOB 95.5 radio news station and the Maine Lobster Promotion Council worked together on a 95 Days of Maine Lobster campaign. The goal was to support the lobstering communities in Maine by raising awareness and sales during the Maine lobster fall harvest.
Mackenzie Arrington, a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, earned the title of Maine Lobster Chef of the Year today with his dish of Roasted Lobster Tail on Braised Cabbage and Cornbread.
A menu starring Maine Lobster, will be showcased by renowned Maine Chefs Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, owners of Arrows and MC Perkins Cove restaurants, at Wolfgang Puck’s star-studded culinary celebration, the 27th Annual American Wine & Food Festival at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
September 29, 2009 -- This fall, communities are coming together to celebrate the harvest of our favorite crustacean and to show their appreciation for the local lobstermen. Dubbed ‘Maine Lobster Harvest Days,’ these events offer live and cooked lobster for one low price, often with entertainment and other treats to put customers in a celebratory mood.
Portland, ME September 24, 2009--The prestigious title of Maine Lobster Chef of the Year is once again up for grabs and, this year, the public holds the power to determine the winner.
It’s official! The month of August has been declared Maine Lobster Month by signed Proclamation by Governor Baldacci.
The Maine Lobster Industry, Office of Maine Tourism, and nearly 350 delegates from all over New England and 7 countries, came together April 27-28, 2009 for the 14th Annual Discover New England Tourism Summit that took place at Sunday River Resort.
The Maine Lobster Promotion Council’s Executive Director, Dane Somers, along with Portland’s Mayor, Jill Duson have been appointed to officially certify the upcoming attempt to build the World’s Longest Lobster Roll as a world record, that if successful, will secure a place in the renown Guinness Book of World Records.
Chef Michel Nischan, Chef/Owner of Dressing Room: A Homegrown Restaurant, located in Westport, CT, will prepare his signature Maine lobster dish: Maine Lobster and Sweet Corn Succotash. The dish combines the sustainable ingredient, Maine lobster, with a traditional Narragansett Indian dish of fava beans, corn, spring carrots, and other seasonal vegetables.
Following a thorough review of over a dozen proposals, the Governor’s Task Force on the Economic Sustainability of Maine’s Lobster Industry is pleased to announce that they have selected the Moseley Group to assist in the development of a comprehensive strategic plan for Maine lobster.
The Maine Lobster Council today announced the winner of its “Maine Lobster Passport Contest,” a popular annual promotion which awards a traditional Maine lobster bake to winners.
The Maine lobster trap fishery, located on the Gulf of Maine in the northeastern United States, has begun full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.
MLC's Executive Director Dane Somers offers perspective on Vancouver and Toronto Trade Meetings.
The granddaughter of L.L. Bean is launching her own brand of lobster products called "Linda Bean's Perfect Maine."
Maine Lobster Council Joins with Maine Communities and Lobstermen for Successful Promotion Efforts During Critical Time for Lobster Industry
Maine Representative Leila Percy of Phippsburg has written and recorded a PSA to support Maine's lobster industry.
Governor John E. Baldacci today signed an Executive Order establishing a Task Force on the Economic Sustainability of Maine’s Lobster Industry. The Task Force will make a comprehensive review of Maine’s lobster industry
Earlier today, the Maine CDC and Department of Marine Resources re-issued a health advisory to remind people to consume shellfish safely. In this advisory, Dr. Dora Mills reminds people to discard and not eat the tomalley (“the green stuff”) from lobsters. Dr. Mills clarified this issue today with a personal note: “Lobster is safe to eat, and I hope people are enjoying it as I and my family are,” she wrote. “We are simply reminding people of the long-standing advice to discard and not eat the tomalley - ie the ‘green stuff.’”
Five finalists have been selected for the newly re-launched “2008 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year” cook-off, to be held July 22nd from 4-6 pm. The festive competition will take place at Blaine House, the Governor’s residence, located on State Street in Augusta.
Chef Wilfred Beriau (CEC, CCE, AAC), Department Chair and Professor at Southern Maine Community College in So. Portland, ME has been awarded the title "Northeast Chef Educator of the Year" by the American Culinary Federation (ACF)
A German filming crew from Munchen, Germany arrived in Maine for just one day, to film a documentary on Maine Lobster. Starting from the dock to the plate, Host, Harro Fullgrabe, tries his very first Maine lobster in a traditional lobster bake at Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, that he himself caught just hours before aboard Captain Tom Martin’s lobster boat, the Lucky Catch.
Back by popular demand, the “Maine Lobster Chef of the Year” contest is calling for Maine lobster recipe entries from all of the state’s chefs, sous chefs, foodservice owners and operators, and culinary educators. This year’s competition is open to culinary students living or working in Maine, as well.
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