If it’s July, it Must be Clambake Season at Bluewater Grill

July 9 tasting and month-long New England-themed celebration is inspired by
the restaurant family’s strong Massachusetts roots.
Authentic feast with wine valued at $65 is priced at just $40.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.  (May 20, 2019) – Independence Day parades. Fireworks. Family vacations.  Add the Bluewater Grill New England Lobster & Clambake to the list of July traditions throughout California and Phoenix. 

Inspired by the Bluewater restaurant family’s deep roots in Massachusetts, Bluewater Grill and Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill are reprising their always-popular summer lobster and clambake celebrations with a special one-day Chef’s tasting with wine pairing and month-long menu event. The summer tradition continues at newly opened Bluewater Grill restaurants in Carlsbad Village and on the Santa Barbara beachfront; Bluewater Avalon on Catalina Island will not participate.

The famous celebration kicks-off with a July 9 Chef’s tasting featuring a cup of Bluewater’s famous New England clam chowder followed by steamed Maine lobster, Manila clams, fresh corn on the cob, crispy coleslaw and drawn butter paired with a lobster bib and hand-selected domestic white wines for $40.  Considering the $65 value of the meal with wine pairing, clambake lovers save more than $25.

For shellfish lovers who can’t make the July 9 special event, chefs at all eight restaurants will serve the same complete menu without the wine pairing July 10-30 for the same price. Due to the long popularity of the celebration, which dates to Bluewater’s earliest years in Newport Beach, reservations are strongly encouraged.

Consistent with Bluewater’s commitment to seafood sustainability, the Maine lobster and Manila clams featured in the special meals are sustainably harvested.

According to Bluewater Grill co-owner, co-founder Jimmy Ulcickas, it’s not a surprise that the New England Lobster and Clambake is the best-attended event on Bluewater’s Second Tuesday Tasting schedule. “I come from Massachusetts, and several Bluewater general managers hail from the Northeast, so we’ve adopted some of the best New England culinary traditions ranging from our homemade chowders and authentic Lobster Rolls to our Stuffed Maine Lobster during the holidays.”

“But our New England Lobster & Clambake continually ranks as the most popular, and has become a Bluewater summer tradition.”

Offered on the second Tuesday of every month, Bluewater Grill’s monthly tasting events allow seafood aficionados to satisfy their cravings in a spirited setting featuring the latest seasonal fresh fish varieties and commentary by the restaurant’s resident seafood experts.  During the July 10 tasting events, resident chefs and seafood experts at each restaurant will be available to discuss the latest lobster and clambake preparation techniques, recipes and regional trends.

For menus, locations and operating hours for the ten unique Bluewater restaurants in California and Arizona, go to www.bluewatergrill.com. You can follow each restaurant on Facebook, or the Bluewater family on Instagram.
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