Tag: Lewis Rossman

Entertaining goes New England Style at Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, CA

by on Nov.08, 2009, under California Living, Food & Wine

Lewis Rossman, Executive Chef - Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, CA gets traditional with a New England Style Lobster Clambake on the beach.

Growing up on the East Coast – I had the pleasure of experiencing a few key good things in life – one of them being “clambakes on the beach” – which are probably the best experience you can have when talking about cooking and eating food on the beach.

Now, as luck would have it, I’ve discovered a special place in Half Moon Bay, CA – Sam’s Chowder House - where they do Lobster Clambakes right on their oceanfront property in large, traditional, authentic wooden steamer boxes.   You can also order the Lobster Clambake for 2 off the menu – which is beyond incredible – yet for entertaining - I think the whole idea of “let’s sit around and eat and drink while the dinner is steaming experience” Sam’s Lobster Clambakes offers on their beachfront property location is the ultimate in good living.

The basic concept is this -  each component of the meal is “layered” into the traditional wooden steamer box (a fire is going underneath it) and and a special seaweed is  layered in which keeps in the moisture so the main lobsters, clams, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, etc. stay moist and delicious as they steam cook.  The aromas of all the wonderful ingredients cooking sets your senses up for a memorable and tasty dining experience on the coast.
At Sam’s Chowder House – you can also arrange for a margarita bar, and a raw bar of fresh seafood such as clams and oysters on the half shell for your party to enjoy while your clambake is steaming – okay – does this sound just heavenly or what?!  You can also have the Clambake brought to you with Sam’s Chowder Mobile - now that’ service!

Catch the Bay Area's best sunsets at Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, CA

Sam’s Chowder House was recently featured on California Living prime time - which can be seen Bay Area wide with an encore airing this coming weekend - Saturday, November 14, 2009 @ 7 PM if you want to check out more of what this award winning oceanfront dining destination on San Mateo’s Coast offers!
Naturally - the best way to experience Sam’s award winning oceanfront dining is to go there - “you’ll be glad you did!”  Enjoy!  Aprilanne
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