France vs. Italy Battle it Out at Bluewater Grill in January 2020

Friendly Jan. 14 competition of iconic European fish stews kicks-off 2020 Bluewater Second Tuesday Tasting Series

Sea-foodies can decide which is best: French Bouillabaisse or Italian Cioppino

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.  (Nov. 25, 2019) – Bluewater Grills in California and Phoenix kick off the 2020 Bluewater Second Tuesday Monthly Tasting Series with a Jan. 14 showdown between Europe’s two famous fish stews paired with hand-selected wines from each country. Following the special events, seafoodies will be able to declare which centuries-old dish is best:  French Bouillabaisse or Italian Cioppino.

The “French Bouillabaisse vs. Italian Cioppino Tasting Event” – planned for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Bluewater Grill restaurants in Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Temecula, Phoenix, Carlsbad Village and on the Santa Barbara beachfront; and at Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill in Coronado – are part of a month-long competition between the two European fish stews. The $45 tasting event features separate bowls of French Bouillabaisse, made with saffron and garlic, and a tomato-based Italian Cioppino, paired with a glass of French Pinot Blanc and an Italian red, respectively.

Second Tuesday Tastings are not offered at Bluewater restaurants on Catalina Island.

Seafood fans unable to attend the Jan. 14 celebrations can order the same fish stews for the regular menu price throughout January; while the French and Italian wines are included on Jan. 14 only, they can be added for the per-glass price during the remainder of the month. The French Bouillabaisse is also available as a seasonal special through February, and customers can enjoy Bluewater’s San Francisco Cioppino year-round.

Bluewater’s monthly tasting events, hosted every second Tuesday, feature seasonal seafood specialty items paired with hand-selected wines or specialty draught beers. The events include casual commentary and Q&A by the restaurants’ resident chefs, and have become a popular monthly diversion for local seafood aficionados and Bluewater Grill’s large fan base.

Due to the popularity of the monthly tasting events, reservations are strongly advised.

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