It was Casa Picasso’s creativity, presentation and of course flavorful food that not only garnered the restaurant the Best Dish, but also the Best Drink at San Pedro’s Lobster Festival Block Party that took place on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
Casa Picasso was one of 13 other restaurants and businesses that set up booths at Central Park San Pedro to serve fantastic lobster dishes created especially for Lobster Fest. It was their delicious and creamy Lobster Cannoli and mouth watering Watermelon Cooler infused with basil and ginger that took the judges’ taste buds on a tailspin and winning them both top prizes. Casa Picasso was also serving a buttery-bunned Lobster Slider and a rich Lobster Bisque; they ran out of food pretty quickly.
Residents and visitors enjoying the food at San Pedro Lobster Fest
Panerrifix Steel Band entertains at San Pedro Lobster Festival
Food runners for the judges Christine Syme and Rachelle Lisbey
Six judges had the fun, difficult and delicious task of selecting the best lobster dish and drink during Lobster Fest. Pineapples Restaurant of Ramon’s Village served up a spicy Bacon Wrapped Lobster and was the only restaurant to create a lobster infused cocktail; they created a Lobster Bloody Mary. DJ’s Bar and Grill created a delicious surf and turf Lobster Burger mixed with Pork and served on a homemade bun; Feliz Bar had a kicking Feliz Shot cocktail; O Restaurant of Las Terrazas served an amazing Lobster Bratworst and a superb Coconut/Mango Mojito; Jambel Jerkpit impressed with a delicious Lobster Fritter; Caliente Restaurant brought forth a creamy Lobster Dip and tasty Lobster Tacos.
And that was just the tip of the iceberg; other lobster dishes included: Lobster Ravioli, Curry Lobster Sliders, Lobster Bites, Lobster Kebabs, Lobster Bruschetta, Lobster Pizza, Grilled Lobster Tail, Lobster Wraps and Lobster Chowder.
Best Lobster Dish
1st Place – Casa Picasso: Lobster Cannoli
2nd Place – Pineapples Restaurant: Lobster Wrap/Bruschetta/Bacon Wrapped
3rd Place – O Restaurant: Lobster Bratwurst
1st Place – Casa Picasso: Watermelon Cooler
2nd Place – O Restaurant: Coconut, Mango Mojito
3rd Place – Pineapples Restaurant: Purple Parrot/Lobster Bloody Mary
The San Pedro Lobster Fest is the biggest lobster festival in the country with eight scheduled days of activities that include dining at selected restaurants that offer lobster specials and entertainment, a Lobster Crawl to various businesses and restaurants and lobster treasure hunts. It all culminates with a HUGE bang at the Lobster Fest Block Party. Entertainment at the block party included Fire Dancer Lara, the steel band Panerrifix, rock and roll music by What You Wanna Hear and Punta Rock Belize’s superstar Supa G!
The world-renowned San Pedro Lobster Fest (recommended by Frommers’ Travel Guides) is truly a unique food festival that brings out thousands of hungry and lobster-loving residents and visitors from all over the world. Everyone can attest that partying like a lobSTAR in San Pedro, Belize is one of the most fun food festivals and unmissable events in the world.