Ruffino’s Celebrates Summer’s End With New Lobster Festival Menu

Ruffino's Celebrates Summer's End With New Lobster Festival Menu
Lobster Pot Pie, spring rolls and “filet mignon” among savory creations for August

Ruffino's Celebrates Summer's End With New Lobster Festival MenuAs another fiery southern summer nears its close, Ruffino’s Restaurant and Ruffino’s on the River are hosting a farewell fling – with succulent lobster as the guest of honor.

The award-winning restaurant is rolling out a special three-course menu starting Friday, Aug. 8. For $30, guests can choose one of Ruffino’s lobster-inspired appetizers, from creamy bisque to spring rolls to crispy Maine lobster dumplings, as well as one of three entrées: Lobster Pot Pie, Lobster Fra Daiavolo or the hearty Lobster “Filet Mignon.” Finished off with your choice of Creole bread pudding or house made sorbets, this special offering is everything you need for the perfect seaside escape.

Better hurry though – Ruffino’s Lobster Festival lasts only through Aug. 31.

“We wanted to offer something truly special to encourage folks to brave the August heat, so we figured this was the perfect time to treat them to a fresh new spin on this sweet and meaty shellfish,” said Chef Peter Sclafani, Co-Owner and Executive Chef at Ruffino’s. “True, it’s hard to compete with tender lobster tail and a little melted butter, but we’ve created dishes even more mouth-watering. And at just $30 for a three-course meal, there’s no reason you can’t drop by a few times to sample the entire menu.”

A third-generation chef, Sclafani is widely regarded as one of the finest and most innovative chefs in Louisiana, if not the entire country. He has won multiple awards, most recently sharing the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s 2014 “Restaurateur of the Year” honors with his partner, Ruffin Rodrigue.

For more information about Ruffino’s in Baton Rouge, as well as the full Lobster Festival menu, please visit For Lafayette’s Ruffino’s on the River, please visit

Ruffino's Celebrates Summer's End With New Lobster Festival Menu

Ruffino’s co-owners Peter Sclafani and Ruffin Rodrigue.