Mike McCarty

Credit: Lynne Harty

Owner/ Chef, The Lobster Trap

Maker: Chef

Chef Mike's work begins when the doors to the restaurant have closed for the evening. He is on the phone with purveyors until the early morning hours making sure that we have the freshest fish delivered before we re-open the next afternoon. Chef Mike has spent the last 10 years carefully cultivating his relationships with fishermen, distributors and local farmers so The Lobster Trap receives only the freshest fish and ingredients. He and his team are the area's specialists when it comes to the delicate preparation and pairing of seafood. Chef Mike is passionate about fish and it shows.

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