This past Monday night, The Boxwood Tasting Room hosted the first ever stop for the Lobster Truck in Reston! As I'm sure you know by the mere fact that I write for this blog, I love wine. As you may not know, lobster is one of my favorite foods! So of course, with both wine and lobster being offered, only a zombie apocalypse could have kept me away!
If you live in the DC Metro area, you are probably familiar with the explosion of specialty Food Trucks in the area. Being a native New Englander, my favorite is the Red Hook Lobster Truck, which serves the BEST Lobster Rolls (both Maine or Connecticut style) south of the New England border! They also have an amazing clam chowder, shrimp rolls and delicious Whoopie pies for dessert! When they originally started out a couple of years ago, they only had 1 truck, and stayed strictly in DC. As their popularity soared, they have expanded both their trucks (now they have 2) and their service area beyond District and into the surrounding areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia.
The Lobster Truck arrived outside of the Boxwood Tasting Room and promptly drew quite a crowd! The small tasting room and sidewalk were quickly overwhelemed with people trying to enjoy a glass of wine with their lobster rolls. Fortunately, I was there with a friend, so while she waited in line for the food, I kept my eye out for a table, which I eventually found just in time for the food to arrive. Boxwood was kind enough to print out the Menu from the Lobster Truck, along with their suggested pairings. Because of the crowds though, I didn't see this until I had already gotten my first glass, the Topiary Rose. Since we had scored a coveted table, we took our time eating and enjoying the food and wine. As another friend showed up to join us, I enjoyed a second glass, this time the 2011 Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Both were enjoyable as I feasted on my lobster and chowder. Despite the craziness of the crowds, it was a delicious meal with great wines. I think the Lobster Truck was sold out of food in record time and ended up having to close up shop close to an hour before they had planned. Clearly this means that they need to come back and do this again!!