Seafood is the New Black

A Fish Called Avalon. Foto: Roberto Koltun.

Bye bye bluefn & hello and blue crab cakes – seafood is the new “it item” at restaurants throughout the city…

  • Beginning this week, 660 at the Anglers introduces its Front Porch Supper Series. Invest $26 and enjoy a “taste of New England” via a bucket of seafood. Pick from Chesapeake Blue Crab (crabs, mussels, clams, corn, red potato & Old Bay), Low Country Shrimp & Sausage (shrimp, crawfish, andouille sausage, corn & red potato) or New England Lobster (1 1/2lb Maine lobster, mussels, clams, corn & red potato) boils. Wash it all down with $3 Narragansett Lager, a Rhode Island import.
  • Ocean Drive mainstay A Fish Called Avalon expands its seafood-heavy menu with 11 new dishes. Highlights include blue crab bisque, calamari fritto misto, grilled salmon with quinoa primavera salad, sautéed Key West snapper with grilled asparagus and pan-roasted Florida grouper with asparagus-bacon succotash.
  • Blue Door at the Delano brings seafood to breakfast with its new a la carte weekend brunch. Look for lobster beignets with saffron aioli and blue crab cakes and eggs with sauce Choron. Wash it all down with $20 bottomless Bloody Mary’s.
  • Sushi Samba dromo is joining the sustainable seafood bandwagon with a ban on bluefin tuna. The voluntary move is in response to a recent UN conference, in which a request to ban international exports of Atlantic bluefin tuna was declined. The fish (most common on sushi menus) has been declared endangered and is expected to near extinction within 10 years. Intrigued? Get more info and sign a petition to ban exports here.