Julia Child's Lobster Thermidor - I made this for Valentines Day 2012 and added scallops and shrimp. I still haven't stopped thinking about it.
lobster thermidor recipe
The signature dish at the Cape Cod Room in Chicago's famed Drake Hotel features chunks of tender lobster and mushrooms swathed in a mustard–cream sauce, placed in a lobster shell, and broiled under a Gruyère crust.
This dish gained a bad reputation during the Seventies and Eighties because it was often cooked so badly – drowned in an overpowering sea of rich, cheesy sauce. If it’s made with a just a little sauce that’s been carefully flavoured with small amounts of mustard, tarragon and Gruyère, it’s still one of the best hot lobster dishes there is.