Stuff the Lobster
Newport Beach, California (Oct. 31)
By popular demand, Bluewater Grill and Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill restaurants are reprising their famous New England-inspired holiday offering and advice to seafood lovers in California and Arizona looking for something unique this time of year: stuff the lobster instead of the bird!
Getting an early start on the season, Bluewater Grills in Newport Beach, Redondo Beach and Temecula, Calif., and Phoenix, and at Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill on Coronado Island in San Diego County, will serve a signature, sustainably harvested version of Holiday Baked Stuffed Maine Lobster in November and December.
And for the first time since they opened in November 2017 and March 2018, spectacular new Bluewater Grills in Carlsbad Village and on the Santa Barbara beachfront will serve up their first holiday feasts. Bluewater Avalon on Catalina Island will not be serving the holiday feast this year.
Stuffed Maine Lobster is a classic family feast that originated in Boston-area seafood restaurants and has since become a popular New England holiday tradition.
The festivities kick-off with a Nov. 13 tasting event at all participating restaurants featuring a whole Maine lobster stuffed with a special shrimp and buttery panko-crumb stuffing and served with choice of New England or Manhattan Clam Chowder, two sides, unlimited fresh sourdough bread and a Bluewater bib for just $40. Paired with the feast will be two hand-picked Sauvignon Blancs, Oyster Bay from New Zealand, and a St. Supery from Napa Valley.
The monthly tasting events, hosted every second Tuesday at all Bluewater Grill, Bluewater Boathouse and Bluewater Avalon locations, feature seasonal seafood specialties paired with hand-selected wines or specialty draught beers. The events have become a popular monthly diversion for neighborhood seafood aficionados and each restaurant’s local fan base.
Holiday revellers unable to attend the special Nov.13 celebrations can order the Holiday Baked Stuffed Main Lobster off the menu throughout November and December at all locations except Avalon and pair it with wines on the bar menu.
As with all fresh seafood and shellfish, Maine lobsters are subject to availability.
“In keeping with our mission to practice 100% responsible harvesting and purchasing, a menu offering involving sustainable Maine lobster is a natural,” explained Bluewater Grill co-founder Jimmy Ulcickas. “The Maine lobster industry is the model of a well-managed fishery — ensuring that both lobster populations and the environment are protected for generations to come. Maine harvesters were environmentally conscious and ‘eco-friendly’ long before it was fashionable. They harvest their lobsters the same careful way they have for over 125 years — by hand, one trap at a time — thus protecting lobster quality and the marine environment.”
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