Taste of Louisiana Tasting

EVENT: Mar 12 | Get into the Mardi Gras spirit at our March tasting! We're serving up classic Cajun and Creole cooking with delicious Gumbo, Crabcakes, Oysters Rockefeller and a New Orleans Fizz. Newly opened locations in Carlsbad and Santa Barbara will get into the “Fat Tuesday” spirit for the first time.

Newport Beach, California (Jan 7, 2019)

Once again, Bluewater Grill restaurants in California and Arizona celebrate Mardi Gras and “Fat Tuesday” with March tasting events and month-long celebrations pairing the restaurants’ famously fresh sustainable seafood with savory flavors and hot spices from the Bayou. 

The festivities begin with March 12 Taste of Louisiana events at all eight Bluewater locations – Bluewater Grills in Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Temecula, Carlsbad, Santa Barbara and Phoenix; Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill on Coronado Island; and Bluewater Avalon on Catalina Island – that combine California-inspired versions of Redfish, Gumbo and Crabcakes with specialized drinks designed to bring out the flavor and turn up the heat. Also featured are Bluewater Grill Oysters Rockefeller.

As part of the festivities at each restaurant, Bluewater bartenders will pour the New Orleans Fizz, also known as the Ramos Gin Fizz, created in the late 1800s by New Orleans favorite son Henry C. Ramos. As legend has it, the cocktail became so popular that by the 1915 Mardi Gras celebrations, Ramos' 35 "shaker boys" had trouble keeping up with demand. Bartenders at each restaurant will demo the drink’s famous vigorous shaking ritual to give it its unique fizz. 

The cost of each March 12 pairing event, including the New Orleans Fizz pairing, is $40 per person, and reservations are required for seatings beginning at 6:30pm. Bluewater chefs and servers will be available at each restaurant to discuss the culinary and recipe possibilities of Cajun and Creole cuisines.

Throughout March, a sampling of Redfish, Gumbo and Oysters Rockefeller will be available off the menu at each restaurant for those that can’t make it on March 12, and guests can add their own New Orleans Fizz from the bar menu to complete their personal Louisiana celebration.

Seats fill up fast, so reserve yours today.


Come in, get hooked

Newport Beach 949 675 3474
Redondo Beach 310 318 3474
Phoenix 602 277 3474
Catalina Island 310 510 3474
Coronado 619 435 0155
Temecula 951 308 2722
Carlsbad 760 730 3474
Santa Barbara Coming soon




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