June 11, 2009
Mass. eatery reveling over rare lobster
The owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, Mass., says he is excited to count a rare orange-and-yellow lobster among the site's residents.
Arnold's owner Nathan
Nick Nickerson said the 7-pound lobster named Fiona has made itself at home in his eatery's lobster tank since he received the crustacean as a gift from a friend, The Boston Globe said Thursday.
The odds of catching them (yellows) as they move around the bottom are like the odds of going out into a football field and finding a dime that someone lost 80 years ago, said David J. Casoni, Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association secretary-treasurer.
The blue lobster is still rare, but we get them more often.
Nickerson recognizes the Fiona's rare nature and assured the Globe the lobster would not end up on a customer's plate anytime soon.
Gosh no! he said.
That would be like steaming a Rembrandt.