The Bluewater “Get Crabby” Tasting on June 14 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.
The cost of the inaugural celebration is $34.95 per person, and advance reservations are recommended due to expected first-year 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 U.S., the Blue Crab, is typically served May through September deep-fried or sautéed.