This giant 5 to 6 pound lobster was caught off the Suffolk coast near Orford and boiled in seawater and then served cold. It provided a feast of a starter for 6. It was probably 30 to 40 years old.
We did it justice with the giant bottle of white on the right... the briny lobster bringing out the intense minerality of this outstanding Meursault and the wine still so crisp and fresh at 17 years old slaking our resultant thirst.
(the reds went with steak by the way... but not any old steak: rib of beef aged for 38 days). The host was Julian from Seckford Wines (hence the splendid line up in the picture).