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Lobster Roll

Maine lobster spring rolls with avocado, pineapple & vanilla coconut sauce. Perhaps, when we think of spring roll’s, we think of fatty, deep fried, brown rolls that are usually dipped into an undefinable sauce.  Although this calorie packed food has its place, there is, I believe, a much better and healthier alternative – the Vietnamese style spring roll!  In contrast to the well known, deep fried spring roll – which is most likely made using flour, the Vietnamese roll is made with rice paper and is often eaten without cooking.  This is a food you may find in a Vietnamese or Thai restaurant and is mostly served with a sweet peanut sauce. I truly enjoy working with rice paper and in my opinion it is actually a quite perfect food.  It has hardly any calories, it is made from rice, it can be eaten without cooking and you can use it in sweet or savory applications. For our wonderful dish, we decided to combine lobster and avocado, which are both delicious served slightly chilled – it is summer after all! …

Chicken Pot Pie Crepe

Chicken pot pie in the U.S. is much like chicken fricassee in Europe.  I grew up eating fricassee with rice, peas, Worcestershire sauce and cheese… delightful.  Although arguably a chicken pot pie should be reserved for colder days, it was just too long for me to wait, and I decided that a wonderful chicken fricassee wrapped in a freshly prepared crepe with awesome Gruyere cheese, was something that fellow pot pie lovers would not be able to resist.  Turns out I was right!!!  To date, this is our best selling crepe on the menu! Here at the Blue Door we only use organic, free range chicken – for breakfast or lunch.  For dinner, we go one step further and serve what is called, Green Circle chicken which is really the finest chicken I have had here in the states.  It is raised on an old fashioned diet, namely, kitchen scraps!  Although Green Circle chicken has its own unique flavor, you may not always taste the difference between organic and conventionally raised birds.  We believe however, that the thought of responsibly …