While we’d never shun lobster on a roll or steamed on our plates, there’s some places around the country doing some pretty creative spins on our favorite crustacean.

Lobster Caprese – RPM Italian

At RPM Italian, this dish is a spin on the classic caprese via sliced Maine lobster tail served over basil pesto with Italian buffalo mozzarella, wood-roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, chili flakes and sea salt. “For a classier take on the traditional mozzarella and tomato salad, we start with the best buffalo mozzarella from Italy and a little basil pesto, then add medallions of briny lobster to complement the incredible tanginess of the fresh cheese,” says Chef / Partner Doug Psaltis of RPM Restaurants.