There is a reason why people who eat lobster at a restaurant receive one of those ‘bibs’ to cover their shirt. Good lobster can be very messy.
According to Boston.com, T.J. “Lats” Latvis loves lobster but sometimes the mess can be too much. So he created a unique platter that helps cut down on the mess.
The “Platter Ensemble” consists of a plastic slotted oval plate placed over a deep-dish platter that captures the juices that can squirt out when cracking a claw or tail. It was unveiled Tuesday at DiMillo’s Restaurant in Portland followed by a sit-down boiled lobster lunch served on the
“A 2 3/4-pound lobster yields approximately 12 ounces of liquid,” said Latvis, a New England native who now lives in San Francisco. “This is equivalent to a can of Coke that diners otherwise would have to deal with.”
The platters are sold online through a company called Lobster Gram and the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, which gets a portion of the proceeds. The platters can also be used for shrimp, crab and other food and in time will be sold through retail stores and to restaurants, Latvis said.
Image from Platter Ensemble