Forget food towers! This is now the season of the Maine Seafood Lighthouse! What is a Maine Seafood Lighthouse? It’s an edible display of seafood in the form of a lighthouse. And not only is this edible lighthouse an epic experience all on its own, but it actually comes with a stay in a real one.
That’s right! Not only can you get an edible seafood lighthouse, but you can also stay in a real Maine Lighthouse. It’s a chance to combine two of our favorite things – seafood and travel.
So what exactly is this all about and how can you get your hands on one of these lighthouses of deliciousness?
Maine Seafood is giving us the ultimate lighthouse experience
According to the press email we received on behalf of Maine Seafood,
"In partnership with Luke’s Lobster and SoPo Seafood, we’ve replaced the typical seafood tower with this Maine icon so you can wow your guests with an edible tribute to the state’s 65 iconic lighthouses, all while serving up the freshest seafood its coastline has to offer."
So that’s the foodie part. But what exactly is the travel part of this experience? Well, I am so glad you asked.
In that same email they explained,
"Pair your dining experience with the real thing. Each comes with a stay at an actual Maine lighthouse (list of lighthouses and a gift card provided for booking)."
Of course, we are truly all about the Seafood Lighthouse! And that means we needed to know more.
On the shopping page for the Maine Seafood Tower over on Luke’s Lobster website we get a checklist of everything we get for our $325. So what all comes with this tower purchase?
- 1 pound of Flash-Frozen Lobster Knuckle & Claw Meat (Make yourself a Lobster Roll in style or create your own version of a seafood salad loaded with lobster.)
- Luke’s Secret Seasoning (We want to know the secret!)
- 4 New England Style Split-Top Buns (perfect for making a classic Lobster Roll)
- 2 pounds of lobster claws (for that Lobster Roll of course)
- 2 pounds of crab claws (or forget the Lobster Roll and make yourself a Crab Roll)
- 1 pound of Gulf of Maine Dayboat scallops
- Four lobster tails weighing between 5 or 6 ounces
- 12 ounces of clam chowder (We are placing our bets on this being a New England Clam Chowder)
- Four platters that let you build your lighthouse! (shipped separately)
- A working solar-powered light for your lighthouse display (shipped separately)
- The Gift Card for a night’s stay at an iconic Maine Lighthouse (and yes, they will send a list of lighthouses!)
But wait! That’s just the checklist of what you get if you head to Luke’s Lobster. Over on the SoPo Seafood site, there is a completely different checklist and price. For $350, you will get:
- $200 towards a night at a Maine Lighthouse
- 2 pounds of fresh picked Lobster Meat (Eat it as is or get ready for another Lobster Roll battle)
- 2 cups , 8 ounces each of fresh picked Crab Meat (Another one you can eat as is or make into a crab cake, crab salad, or even a Crab Roll.)
- 2 pounds of sushi-grade Sea Scallops
- 24 locally harvested Oysters (You can never go wrong with oysters as part of a seafood tower, platter, or in this case a lighthouse.)
- 1 Jar of Ready-To-Eat Seaweed (This sounds like a great way to shake things up and add a healthy, but salty kick.)
- 1 Lighthouse Kit which includes 4 serving trays and solar-powered light (You can’t have a Seafood Lighthouse without the actual lighthouse!)
Now we don’t know about you fellow Guilty Eaters, but we are pretty much in love with this entire thing. And while we are allergic to scallops and would likely ditch those immediately, we would totally snag one of these for the chance to experience something so unique and even delicious.
Of course, this is a limited edition offering from both companies as a way to shine a spotlight on the magic that is Maine Seafood. And we love that they are being innovative by not only taking the idea of a seafood tower in a whole new direction, but also adding a touch of travel to the experience.
But we want to know what you think of this opportunity. Would you purchase a Seafood Lighthouse with a stay at an actual lighthouse? What do you think of the price when you consider everything you get?