Maine Attraction

Bibs ready! Redondo Beach’s 20th annual Lobster Festival is just around the corner. Chef Jessica Jordan of FISHBAR in Manhattan Beach inspires this year’s Lobster Bistro. Here are a few of her favorite beverage pairings for this seafood star.


Brooks Dry Cider

“Made from a mixture of California grown apples and fermented using Champagne yeast. A well-balanced, crisp and not overly sweet cider with tiny bubbles.”


The Ginny Hendrix (available at FISHBAR)

“Hendrick’s gin, grapefruit juice and lemon juice topped with sparkling wine. An easy-drinking cocktail that pairs well with shellfish.”


Campos de Celtas Albariño

“Lightweight, crisp acidity … pairs perfectly with steamed lobster and drawn butter. Making my mouth water as we speak.”


Lobster Festival will take place September 25, 26 and 27 at Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon. For more, visit