september, 2017

14sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmFeatured6th Annual Claw Down Maine Lobster Bite CompetitionMaine Chef Lobster Bite Competition!


Event Details

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What is the Claw Down?


“Claw Down is a gourmet lobster lover’s dream event,” says Patricia Royall, Executive Director. “You get to meet incredibly talented chefs, eat delectable, handcrafted lobster bites while enjoying some of the finest wines from Central Distributors.”

Did you know that in September 2012 it was cheaper to buy a lobster than a pound of hamburger?

Maine’s lobstermen were hurting. The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce heightened the awareness of this crisis and issued a call out to our regional restaurants and chefs to participate in the First Annual Claw Down — Chef’s Lobster Bite Competition with one requirement…

All Claw Down chefs must only use MAINE LOBSTER!

It has been a sold-out success ever since!  Regional restaurant owners and chefs purchase over 500 pounds of shucked lobster from local lobster wharfs to make their delectable lobster bites. With over 500 pounds of lobster purchased and 450 tickets sold, the total regional economic impact on the lobster industry just for the Claw Down event was substantial!

And thus, Claw Down was born and has continued to expand in the last 5 years to where it is now, CLAW DOWN transforms over 500 pounds of shucked Maine lobster into hand-crafted gourmet lobster bites for over 450 lobster fans from over all over the country in one night!

Enjoy handcrafted Maine lobster bites crafted by talented chefs from around the State while sipping on wine and beer from Central Distributors and Cisco Brewers.  Four industry-renowned judges will face the difficult task of selecting the “Judges Choice” winner, while attendees cast their vote for the “People’s Choice”.

This event is sure to sell out so get your tickets now by calling the Chamber today at 207-633-2353 to order your tickets or purchase tickets online.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Portland Magazine, Newagen Seaside Inn, Taylor Rental of Bangor, LCI Fiber Optics, First National Bank/First Advisors, Central Distributors, Boothbay Region Greenhouses, The Boothbay Register, Rainbow Productions Inc, and Sweet Bay, Martin Page, Country Coach, Cody Barry Photography, Northeast Media Associates, East Boothbay General Store, Sea Coast Coffee, Eventide Specialties, Southport Island Marine, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Pat Farrin & Sons, Tindal & Callahan Real Estate


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Newagen Seaside Inn

60 Colony Road Southport, ME 04576