Wading River, NY- July 12, 2007: Exterior shot of La...

Wading River, NY- July 12, 2007: Exterior shot of La Plage' restaurant located in in Rocky Point, New York .. La Plage's is a good place to enjoy a romantic evening with loved ones over fine food and spirits. ( Photo by Elizabeth Sagarin ) ltc Credit: Elizabeth Sagarin

Tonight, and every Monday night this summer, La Plage is offering an original and very tempting lobster special. And no one is just throwing a steamed 1¼-pound lobster at you along with an ear of corn and a red potato or two. No, this is a menu that explores the essence of lobster’s versatility. To wit:

First Course
Fresh lobster and heirloom-tomato ceviche
Lobster bisque with Parmesan gougeres
Lobster wrapped in daikon with ponzu sauce and lobster roe

Second Course
Lobster Bolognese with black tagliatelle
Butter-poached lobster tail and filet mignon with truffled mashed potatoes and local spinach
Grilled lobster satay with baby bok choy, roasted peppers, spicy coconut emulsion

Third Course
Local strawberry shortcake
Fresh orange and mascarpone
Napoleon with bittersweet chocolate sorbet
or, enigmatically
Tahitian vanilla lobster ice-cream sundae

The price: $45 plus tax and tip. And, making this even more attractive: bring your own wine.

La Plage is at 131 Creek Rd. Wading River, 631-744-9200.