Can’t make it to Martha’s Vineyard or Bar Harbor this summer? Inspired by the Bluewater restaurant family’s deep roots in Massachusetts, Bluewater Grill Redondo Beach brings back its annual New England lobster and clambake throughout July with special tastings and a month-long celebration.
The Bluewater Grill New England Lobster & Clambake features steamed Maine lobster, Manila clams, fresh corn on the cob, baby red potatoes, crispy coleslaw, drawn butter – and a lobster bib, of course. The limited-time meal is available on the menu at Bluewater Grill Temecula throughout July only.
Consistent with Bluewater Grill’s commitment to seafood sustainability, the Maine lobster and Manila clams featured in the special meal are sustainably harvested.
To kick-off the celebration, the popular restaurant overlooking King Harbor invites local seafood lovers to a July 14 New England Lobster and Clambake tasting event featuring the same complete menu paired with domestic white wines hand-selected for the occasion. The price is $34.95 and advance reservations are encouraged.
According to Bluewater Grill co-owner, co-founderJimmy Ulcickas, it’s not a surprise that the New England tasting ranks among the most popular annual Bluewater celebrations of the year. “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 definitely ranks as the most popular, and has become a Bluewater summer tradition, this year in all seven Bluewater neighborhoods.”
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 14 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 seven unique Bluewater restaurants in Southern California and Arizona, go to www.bluewatergrill.com. You can follow each restaurant on Facebook, or the Bluewater family on Instagram.
Bluewater Family of Seafood Restaurants
Bluewater Grill serves the freshest sustainably caught or farm-harvested seafood, innovatively prepared, in an atmosphere of casual style.
In addition to the original location in Newport’s Cannery Village, there are Bluewater Grills at King Harbor in Redondo Beach, at The District at Tustin Legacy in central Orange County, and in the Camelback neighborhood of central Phoenix.
Beyond the original four restaurants, Bluewater Avalon and Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill serve locally caught seafood from two of Southern California’s most picturesque locations: over the water on Avalon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, and in the former Hotel del Coronado boathouse on Coronado Island in San Diego, respectively.
Most recently, Bluewater founders debuted the seventh Bluewater restaurant – and first in Southern California’s Inland Empire – on Feb. 9, 2015, in Temecula Wine County.