Get Crabby at June Tasting

EVENT: June 12 | Feelin' crabby? So are we! Delicious soft shell crabs are now in season, so come in June 12th for the tasting. We are preparing crabs in two ways and paired with a riesling and pinot gris. Seats fill up fast, so advance reservations are recommended.

Newport Beach, California (April 1, 2017)

When someone tells you to “get crabby” this Spring, don’t worry—it’s a good thing!

Seafood and shellfish lovers, indulge! Enjoy soft shell crab during our annual tastings and month-long celebrations dedicated to the delicacy. And for the first time, the newest Bluewater Grills in Carlsbad Village and on the Santa Barbara beachfront are getting in on the action.

The Bluewater Get Crabby Tasting on June 12th features soft shell crab prepared two ways – sautéed with crab lemon caper beurre blanc with fingerling potato salad and vinegar aioli and tempura-style and served with Asian vegetable salad and cilantro vinaigrette – paired with a Kungfu Girl Riesling from Washington and an Acrobat Pinot Gris from Oregon.

This cost of the celebration is $35 per person, and reservations are recommended due to expected demand. The special feast can be ordered off the menu throughout the month and paired with the featured varietal.

Soft shell crab is a culinary term for crabs which have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are still soft, making them entirely edible. The most popular variety in the US, the Blue Crab, is typically served May through September deep-fried or sautéed.

The monthly series combines seasonal seafood and shellfish with wine, beer or sake and roving commentary by the restaurants’ resident seafood experts. In addition to the once-a-month celebratory events, customers can order the special feast off the menu throughout the month – and the result has become popular monthly gatherings in each Bluewater neighborhood. 

Consistent with Bluewater Grill’s strict commitment to seafood sustainability, the Blue Crab served during the tasting complies with sustainability standards established by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach or other third-party organizations dedicated to fish-origin certification.


Come in, get hooked

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