NEWPORT BEACH – Bluewater Grill is making its second Tuesday tasting in October a decidedly “Down Under” affair by pairing Australian seafood favorites with hand-selected wines from New Zealand.
The “Bluewater Down Under Tasting” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the six Bluewater Grill, Bluewater Boathouse and Bluewater Avalon restaurants in California and Phoenix, combining Bluewater’s popular blackened barramundi with salt and pepper calamari and Oyster Bay sauvignon blanc and pinot noir from New Zealand’s Marlborough County.
An Australian Aboriginal term for “large-scaled river fish,” barramundi is also known as “Australian seabass,” and it is popular throughout Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. Bluewater’s variety from its “Grilled Favorites” menu offers a white, flaky consistency and mild flavor and is served with chipotle dirty rice and sweet corn and avocado relish.
The fish is sustainably harvested at a facility certified by the European Union, Friend of the Sea, World Wildlife Fund, Marine Stewardship Council and other organizations.
Bluewater’s salt and pepper calamari, inspired by the famous Australian pub food, is served with sweet chili sauce and is popular on the restaurant’s small-plates menu.
The cost of the special tasting event is $34.95 per person. In addition to the Oct. 10 events in Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, Temecula, Coronado, Avalon and Phoenix, customers can order the two featured items and wine off the menu throughout October.
For menus, locations, hours of operation, phone numbers and other information about Bluewater restaurants in Southern California and Arizona, visit www.bluewatergrill.com.