This Croissant Lobster Roll Is Absolutely Perfect

By Carey Jones |
Lobster Roll Croissant

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We’ve seen any number of killer lobster sandwiches this summer: lobster plus fried clams, lobster plus tempura-fried avocado. More indulgent still? The Lobster Roll Croissant, now available at Union Fare, Manhattan’s new food hall just north of Union Square.

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We usually dip lobster in drawn butter, and pile lobster salad on butter-toasted brioche, so why not double down with a buttery croissant? Union Fare’s executive chef, Yvan Lemoine, was thinking about the bakery version of the “lobster tail” — a super-flaky filled Italian pastry — and thought a savory version would work just as well.

The bread: A croissant baked in-house, with an “everything bagel” sprinkle as a New York tribute.

The filling: Fresh lobster meat from Maine — tail, knuckle and claw — with a little mayo and a hint of sriracha and Old Bay.

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