Lobsters Invading North Raleigh June 7 at Margaux’s Restaurant

Advance Reservations Already Underway for Popular 20th Annual Lobster Fest
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May 14, 2012 - PRLog -- (Raleigh, N.C.) Succulent three, five, and ten pound Maine lobsters will be the centerpiece of Margaux’s Restaurant (http://www.margauxsrestaurant.com) June 7 as it celebrates its 20th year of serving the distinguished palates of North Raleigh residents with their Annual Lobster Fest.

A live Mariachi band will help set the mood for the festivities happening outside on Margaux’s completely covered, exquisitely landscaped outdoor patio and inside the relaxed, chic interior featured artwork from local artists.

“The local artwork reflects the locally sourced approach we take to fresh ingredients that has helped us build a loyal clientele over the past 20 years,” Co-Owner Steve Horowitz said.

Margaux’s uses multiple local vendors for vegetables, meats, and cheeses for the creative, changing menu items in Chef de Cuisine Andrew Pettifer’s fusion of French, Southern and Asian cuisines.

Regularly one of the most popular annual culinary celebrations in North Raleigh, Margaux’s Lobster Fest requires advance reservations to secure one or more of the guests of honor, flown in special for the event. Interesting takes on lobster that will be on the menu June 7 include prosciutto-wrapped lobster nuggets, white lobster pizza, and filet mignon with lobster tail, in addition to the traditional whole steamed lobster.

Reservations for Lobster Fest can be made by calling (919) 846-9846.

The event is a premier “thank you” to Margaux’s ever-growing cadre of loyal customers from Raleigh and Durham for their contributions to the restaurant’s fun, welcoming atmosphere of artistic flair and gourmet fare.

“We’ve been seeing familiar faces come through the doors these past 20 years, and their patronage has helped us keep the same staff in place for all that time, which maintains high quality food and service,” Horowitz explained. Unique to the restaurant business, which regularly sees staff turnover and failed businesses, Margaux’s has not only been able to keep its doors open, but has kept multiple staffers who have worked 10, 15, even all 20 years in the kitchen and on the floor.

“Not a lot of independent restaurants that feature fresh, local ingredients can make it in this day and age,” Horowitz said, adding, “There’s no doubt the familiarity our customers have with our staff has created a real family feel to the place which has contributed to our success and allowed us to expand our facilities and menu.”

Some of the newer offerings at Margaux’s include an Early Byrd Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu for just $19.95 as well as other three-course specials like Tantalizing Tuesdays which feature meals such as jumbo lump crab remoulade salad with fried green tomatoes and bitter greens; grilled iberico boneless pork chop with curried parsnip chutney and sweet potato mash; and strawberry pie with vanilla ice cream, all garnished with a glass of Entrada Cabernet. Details on these and other menu items can be found online at www.MargauxsRestaurant.com.

During the Lobster Fest, a wide variety of other martinis will be available from Margaux’s full bar which also boasts popular draught selections, domestic and imported bottle beer, and an impressive wine list with well over 100 different quality selections.

Additional information on the June 7 Lobster Fest, including a full menu, can be found online at www.MargauxsRestaurant.com. Website visitors can sign-up for Margaux’s Pampered Palate Club, an email subscription list that provides regular updates on upcoming cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and gatherings, and even provides some of Chef Andrew’s homemade recipes.

Margaux’s regular dinner hours, 5:30 – 9:00 Monday through Thursday. Lunch is served Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 – 1:30, with dinner available from 5:30 – 10:00 Friday and Saturday. Reservations and pre-orders are required for the June 7 Lobster Fest by calling (919) 846-9846.

A North Raleigh icon for 20 years, Margaux’s Restaurant continues to offer a unique blend of culinary delight and artistic flair. An adventurous menu designed by internationally trained Chef de Cuisine Andrew Pettifer changes daily, engaging the palate in a never-ending exploration of amazing flavor combinations. A welcoming, visually stimulating dining environment is professionally managed by Margaux’s family of seasoned waitstaff, turning guests into regulars who keep coming back for lunch and dinner again and again. An upscale, relaxed bar area, impressive wine list, plentiful parking, full banquet facilities and alfresco dining in a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio make Margaux’s a dining destination for grown-ups of all ages. Margaux’s is conveniently located in the easy-to-find Brennan Station shopping center on Creedmor Road just off 540; visit www.MargauxsRestaurant.com for daily menu updates and more details.
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