food philosophy

Experience Vacation-Inspired Dining At Langosta Lounge

The Langosta Food Philosophy

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The Langosta Lounge Food Philosophy is that of taking vacation-inspired dining to a new level. Your vacation-inspired plate could bring you a taste of Iceland or the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, or Portugal. No matter where your selection takes you, our dining experience ensures that you’ll have the chance to connect with the culture of the place and the passion of the people who have cooked that dish or dishes like it for generations. We place great value on the history of the food, the traditions of that culture’s approach to the meal. We know that food is not simply something to eat, but rather it is a celebration of community, history, and tradition. At Langosta Lounge, we bring the food back from our vacation and present it with the soul of the dish intact. We connect each dish to our local culture and our local purveyors who have the products locally and we deliver that balanced, unified, and truly one of a kind experience to you.

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Food That Reflects The People Who Make It

The food here at Langosta Lounge is inspired by the people who make it. It is inspired by people who grow it cultivate it and the locally sourced items are our way of creating a greater sense of community. We love our local purveyors and we support local farms and businesses.

Our restaurant team is involved in everything from drink/wine list curation to menu design, to new dish creation and suggestion. We love our staff’s perspective and love the collaboration and learning that happen when they take ownership of their section, their lists, their menu items, and their work here at the restaurant.

While we think that's pretty special in its own right, the food at Langosta Lounge is also inspired by the people who originally made it. There are recipes on the menu that were inspired by people we’ve met on our travels. Some of them have been so kind as to give us the recipes for some incredible dishes and we’re certain that means you won't find them anywhere else. In fact, some of those recipes haven’t left our kitchen until recently, with the release of my cookbook (which you can pick up here).

When you visit Langosta you’re going to experience food that reflects the amazing people who create them and you’ll also find dishes that transport you to the very places that inspired them.

Dishes Inspired By Our Travel Experiences

Aside from my husband, two bright and creative daughters, and my role as a chef,  my other great joy is traveling. (Combine all of those things and you have a pretty stoked woman right here!)

As I’ve traveled I’ve picked up countless recipes and innumerable memories. Traveling sparks my creativity, soothes my restless wanderlust, peaks my curiosity, and helps me to come back to balance along the way. I truly feel at home in the world. I’ve felt some piece of myself echo a calm sense of belonging in nearly every place that I’ve travelled and I love to bring that sense of global community back to Langosta.

When you order your meal at Langosta you get to jet set off to a new place and find food that is inspired by the culture and ingredients that make that place so special. Your palate and your mind can travel far away. And yet you can share that very new flavor surrounded your old friends and new.

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Fueled By Purpose And Connection

The food philosophy at Langosta is one of purposeful selection and true connection. Whether your ideal evening is a quiet dinner with a glass of locally sourced red wine, a cozy booth full of sushi and catching up with old friends, or a bustling family gathering with plates and plates to share, we can offer you those experiences here at Langosta and it’s our great joy to do so.

Come Visit Us On The Boardwalk!

If you’re ready to travel around the world without leaving the Jersey Shore, we’d love to have you. You can learn more about Langosta Lounge here!

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