"The Cult of the Crab" Returns to Waterfront Seafood Grill in March

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Fifth Annual Crustacean Celebration at Waterfront Seafood Grill Focuses on Sustainability

People don’t realize that seafood is one of the last hunted proteins on the planet,” said Chef Peter Levine. “Through our sourcing, we can offer wild seafood that has been sustainably harvested and guests can experience the rich flavor of a wild product.

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Beginning in March, Waterfront Seafood Grill honors the Northwest’s most beloved crustacean with its annual “The Cult of the Crab” promotion, featuring a special menu of crab sourced from sustainable wild fishing practices.

This season’s delectable dream team includes: Maryland Lump and Soft Shell Blue Crab - from Maryland and Chesapeake Bay; King Crab - from Hokkaido Bay in Japan, the Barents Sea and Alaska’s Bering Sea; Dungeness Crab - a Pacific coast mainstay; Maine Peekytoe Crab - rock crab from Maine.

"All but the Hokkaido Bay King Crab are U.S.-caught, keeping the carbon footprint low, and all are harvested within state, federal and international fishing guidelines," said Frank Ragusa, General Manager for Ocean Beauty Seafoods. "Those guidelines regulate when, how much, what size and which gender of each species of crab can be harvested in order to ensure a strong spawning biomass."

The live crabs will be delivered six days a week, and then prepared on site to tender, succulent perfection. Special temptations created by Executive Chef Peter Levine include:

A Fancy Little Crab Louie ($12)
asparagus, tomato, egg, olives, Dungeness crab, Louie dressing

Ice Cold Fresh Crab Tasting ($21)
Alaska Dungeness, Maryland Blue, Peeky Toe

Dungeness “Banh Mi” Sandwich ($12)
pickled daikon and carrots, head cheese, cilantro, jalapeño mayo

Crab and Sweet Pea Panna Cotta ($10)
spiced carrot broth, fried taro sticks

Blue Crab Benedict ($14 / $28)
artichoke and tasso ham salad, hollandaise, poached egg, crouton

Maryland Soft Shelled Crabs ($32)
green bean, cucumber, almond and shaved fennel salad

Steamed Red King Crab Tasting ($34 / $68)
Barents Sea, Hokkaido Bay, Bering Sea

Maryland Blue Crab Ravioli ($29)
shaved asparagus, butter-braised leeks, lemon zest

Open since 2000, the Waterfront Seafood Grill located on Pier 70 in Seattle, features outstanding fresh seafood accompanied by sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Winner of the Washington State Wine Commission Restaurant of the Year, the restaurant is open Sunday - Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., bar open 4 p.m. until close; Friday - Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m., bar open 4 p.m. until close. Follow us on Twitter at @Waterfront70.

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