2nd annual Water St Cafe Crab Fest preview

It was such an honour to be the very first guest to have a taste of the 2nd annual Crab Fest at the iconic Water Street Cafe in Gastown. And the eating buddy today is Regina from PigOurYvr.

2nd annual Crab Fes
2nd annual Crab Fest
2nd annual Crab Fes
2nd annual Crab Fest
Water St Cafe
Water St Cafe

This year the crab-a-licious menu include the luscious BC Dungeness Crab Bisque ($12), the fluffy French-inspired Crab Napoleon ($23.50), the sweet & delicate West Coast Crab Cake ($15), the gorgeous BC Dungeness Crab Club Salad ($33.75), and the legendary Surf & Surf ($46.75) featuring 1/2 crab & local halibut. And you can add 1/2 BC Dungeness Crab to any dish here for $25.

BC Dungeness Crab Bisque
BC Dungeness Crab Bisque
Crab Napoleon
Crab Napoleon
West Coast Crab Cake
West Coast Crab Cake

 

BC Dungeness Crab Club Salad
BC Dungeness Crab Club Salad
Surf & Surf
Surf & Surf

For brunch lovers, a couple classics are coming back on the menu as well, including the Fresh Crab Benny ($27.25) featuring BC Dungeness Crab, local free range eggs, crushed fresh avocado, and house-made Hollandaise sauce, as well as the Crab Cake Benny ($17.50) complemented with preserved citrus, fresh fennel slaw, and a house-made special sauce

Fresh Crab Benny
Fresh Crab Benny

For such the sweet, succulent and delicate crab meat,  Matua Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc ($49/bottle) from New Zealand and Black Hills Viognier ($57/bottle) from BC are recommended for the pairing, fitting the plate for something crisp to match the seafood sweetness.

2nd annual Water Street Cafe Crab Fest
2nd annual Water Street Cafe Crab Fest

Water Street Cafe

300 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6
(604) 689-2832 or waterstreetcafe.ca

Water St. Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

* All food and beverages tasted in this post were complimentary. Opinions are on the reviewer’s own.

 

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