Dungeness Crab Festival at Lark Creek Newport Beach

lark creek1Photo Credit: Richard Robert

Crab is my all time favorite seafood. I can eat it in any form. I like it hot, cold, with cocktail sauce, with butter. If it’s crab, it’s good! So when I heard about Lark Creek’s Crab Festival my eyes popped wide open.

For the month of February Lark Creek is  showcasing the West Coast’s local crab at the peak of its season. Chef/Partner John Ledbetter celebrates the occasion with a special menu featuring handpicked Dungeness crabs from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Northwest, and highlighting the sweet, delicate flavors of the crab meat. Ledbetter  says: “Dungeness crab, unlike other varieties, is seasonal, and the crabs tend to be larger and meatier, which is why I am particularly excited to feature them at Lark Creek Newport Beach,” Below is the menu for the Crab Festival Taking place the month of February.



Deviled Eggs

with Dungeness crab and chipotle aioli


Dungeness Crab Cakes

with shaved fennel, pickled papaya, and mizuna salad

Crab Roll

with celery root remoulade and hand cut fries

Dungeness Crab Street Tacos

with spicy slaw, tomatillo and avocado relish


Combo Louis Salad

with bay shrimp, avocado, boiled egg, and Louis dressing

Dungeness Crab Cocktail

half chilled crab with horseradish root cocktail sauce


Wood Fired Filet Mignon

with potato gratin, Dungeness crab salad, and parsley persillade

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