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"Get Crabby" at Bluewater Temecula as June features soft-shell crab tastings


Last updated 5/30/2018 at 11:16am

TEMECULA – When someone tells you to “get crabby” this summer, don’t worry. It’s a good thing.

Bluewater Grill Temecula is giving seafood and shellfish lovers the chance to indulge in soft-shell crab during the restaurants’ annual tastings and monthlong celebrations dedicated to the delicacy.

The Bluewater “Get Crabby” Tasting, June 12, features soft-shell crab prepared two ways – sautéed with crab lemon caper beurre blanc with fingerling potato salad and vinegar aioli or 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 celebration is $34.95 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 U.S., the blue crab, is typically served May through September deep-fried or sautéed.

The June 12 celebration is part of the restaurant’s popular Tuesday Night Tasting Series. 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.

For menus, locations, hours of operation, phone numbers and other information about the seven unique Bluewater restaurants in Southern California and Arizona, visit Follow each restaurant on Facebook, or the Bluewater family on Instagram.


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