Bluewater’s “Taste of Louisiana” in March 2020 Serves Up Classic Cajun and Creole Cooking

March 10 tastings in California and Arizona pair redfish, gumbo and crabcakes with Oysters Rockefeller and New Orleans Fizz

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2019) – Once again, Bluewater Grill restaurants in California and Arizona celebrate Mardi Gras and “Fat Tuesday” with March 2020 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 10 “Taste of Louisiana” events at seven Bluewater locations – Bluewater Grills in Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Temecula, Carlsbad, Santa Barbara and Phoenix; and Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill in Coronado – 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.

Bluewater’s three restaurants on Catalina Island will not be offering this special meal.

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 10 pairing event, including the New Orleans Fizz pairing, is $45 per person, and reservations are required for seatings beginning at 6:30 p.m.  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 10, and guests can add their own New Orleans Fizz from the bar menu to complete their personal Louisiana celebration.

Offered on the second Tuesday of every month, Bluewater’s monthly tasting events allow seafood aficionados and “foodies” to combine the latest seasonal fresh fish varieties, with commentary by resident seafood experts. During some months, hand-selected wines, draught beers and sakes are added to the mix, and a special, limited-time menu offering allows customers to sample the tasting event throughout the month.
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