For those who live in the San Francisco Bay Area the start of crab season is highly anticipated. Dungeness Crab is our local delicacy, firm, sweet and so delicious! Christmas Eve and New Years Eve wouldn’t be quite as special without crab. Paired with Chardonnay or one of my favorite California sparkling wines, sourdough bread, drawn butter and a Caesar salad makes the perfect meal. To celebrate crab season, San Francisco restaurants have created special crab themed selections for your enjoyment. Enjoy your own crab feast served in a variety of tantalizing dishes at one of these restaurants:
Presidio Social Club: Founding Chef Ray Tang and Chef De Cuisine Jay Abrams are serving Dungeness Crab Benedict served on house-made brioche with asparagus and classic hollandaise.
Velvet Room at CLIFT: Executive Chef Thomas Weibull are offering Bay Scallops served with Dungeness Crab, bouillabaisse reduction, brioche and saffron aioli.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar: Executive Chef Adam Keough is serving
Dungeness Crab Omelette with spinach, Calabrian chilis, Meyer lemon, and chives.
Foreign Cinema: Chef/Owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark offer Dungeness Crab Frittata with goat cheese, sliced avocado, Green Goddess, greens, and Meyer lemon.
The Grill at Silverado Resort and Spa: Chef de Cuisine Pablo Jacinto serves Dungeness Crab Cakes with spicy aioli.
Acquerello: Chef de Cuisine Mark Pensa is serving Dungeness Crab with Calabrian chili, sea urchin, bottarga, and nasturtium and Lamb Loin with green peppercorn and kiwi-orange marmalade.
Oliveto: Chef Jonah Rhodehamel is offering Dungeness Crab Salad with avocado, Fuyu persimmon, Navel orange, pickled Cayenne pepper, and soft herbs.
One Market Restaurant: Chef/Partner Mark Dommen is preparing
Dungeness Crab “Chowder” with crab legs, potato, and Applewood smoked bacon.
LarkCreekSteak: Chef Ismael Macias is serving Pan Seared Petrale Sole with Dungeness crab, saffron butter, and crispy shallots.
The Tavern at Lark Creek: Chef Aaron Wright is offering Dungeness Crab Salad with ruby red grapefruit, avocado, baby greens, and tarragon.
Visit Fisherman’s Wharf where you can see crab unloaded from the fishing boats. Crab doesn’t get any fresher than this. Enjoy a casual meal at one of the outdoor crab stands or at one of the many seafood restaurants. Fisherman’s Wharf isn’t just for tourists, read about activities that appeal to locals.
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