Only in this region do soft shell crabs appear on menus during the first full moon in May … and we are bringing them to you in the spirit of "le ... nouveau est arrivé!" (but paired with craft beers!) and with all the proper accompaniments at Buena Vista Conference Center, a 19th century grand mansion built by Delaware and US Statesman John Middleton Clayton between 1845 and 1847. Come out to this reception-style tasting with cocktail seating, food stations and regional beer pairings.
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First Tasting Station by Chad DiFebo
Cornmeal-Dusted, Fried Soft-Shell Crab Nestled Over a Bed of Shaved Asparagus and Fava Beans Tossed in a Pancetta Ravigote. Finished with a Sweet Corn Puree and Garnished with Corn Shoots
Paired with Eastern Shore Hefe-Weizen
Second Tasting Station by Erik Niel
Panko Crusted Crab with Cucumber Peanut Salad and Charred Peach (or Pear) Barbecue Sauce
Paired with 3rd Wave Apricot Wheat
Third Tasting Station by Dave Banks
Soft Shell Claw and Blistered Chili, “Shiitake, Tobiko-Sushi Sphere”
Paired with 16 Mile Old Court Ale
Fourth Tasting Station by Imran Ashton
Pepper Blue Crab
Paired with Twin Lakes Greenville Pale Ale