If you are vacationing on the West Coast, you should prepare your palate for a mouthwatering selection of tantalizing seafood caught fresh from the Pacific. Shellfish is particularly tasty and abundant in the Bay Area, and you will not want to miss these delectable options when you dine at the Raw Bar at Birk’s Restaurant in San Jose.
The oysters of the West Coast are small, sweet, and tender, making them the perfect appetizer served on the half-shell. You might garnish your selection of freshly caught oysters with cocktail sauce, a squeeze of lemon, or a dab of horseradish, but they are also delightfully flavorful on their own.
Dungeness crab is a gem of the West Coast, because it is some of the most sweet and succulent crab available on the market. These crabs are caught primarily off the coast of Washington and Oregon, as they thrive in the cold waters of the Pacific. This means that they do not have to travel far to land on your plate with a delightful dressing of citrus truffle oil, gem lettuce, and celery leaves.
While most farm-raised fish and seafood is at best considered a suitable alternative to wild-caught seafood, the shrimp farming facilities of the U.S. West Coast have created highly sustainable and eco-friendly sources for these sweet and tasty crustaceans. Served chilled with a side of cocktail sauce, they are an excellent start to a meal of steaks and seafood.
For a look at the complete menu at Birk’s Restaurant featuring the best shellfish the Pacific has to offer, visit us on the Web. We have been a San Jose institution for nearly 25 years, serving exceptional steaks, seafood, and local wines carefully selected to please the most sophisticated palates. Call (408) 980-6400 to make a reservation today!
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