Celebrate Dungeness Crab Fête at Left Bank!

As the cool winds of winter begin to soften and the waters of the Bay Area brim with the promise of bounty, a local culinary tradition makes its much-anticipated return. At the heart of this seasonal celebration is the Dungeness crab, a hallmark of regional cuisine and a symbol of the rich maritime heritage of the Northern California coast. This year, Left Bank, a bastion of French culinary tradition in San Jose, CA, invites you to partake in an exquisite homage to this beloved crustacean with our Dungeness Crab Fête throughout February and March.

The Star of the Season: Dungeness Crab

Before we delve into the delectable details of our celebration, let's appreciate the Dungeness crab itself—a species renowned not just for its significant size but for its sweet, tender flesh that has become a staple in the diets of seafood aficionados across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Named after the port of Dungeness in Washington state, these crabs are a testament to the sustainable fishing practices that define our region, ensuring that every bite supports the health of our marine ecosystems.

The importance of Dungeness crab to the Bay Area cannot be overstated. It's not just a seasonal delight but a vital component of the local economy, supporting fishermen and communities that rely on crabbing as a way of life. Moreover, the crab season's opening is a harbinger of the holiday season, bringing families and communities together in anticipation of the catch.

A Culinary Homage: Classic Bouillabaisse with a Twist

In honor of the Dungeness crab season, Left Bank is proud to feature our classic Bouillabaisse, a dish that embodies the essence of French coastal cooking and pays tribute to the bounty of our local waters. Priced at $38, this luxurious seafood stew is a symphony of flavors, featuring succulent Dungeness crab, mussels, prawns, and tender cod, all lovingly simmered in a saffron-infused broth.

But the Bouillabaisse at Left Bank is more than just a stew; it's a culinary experience. Served with a side of rouille, a garlic and saffron-infused mayonnaise, each spoonful is a journey through the depths of the sea, enhanced by the warmth of saffron and the richness of the seafood. This dish is not just a meal; it's a celebration of the sea's bounty, crafted with care and respect for the ingredients that grace our tables.

Join Us in Celebration

As the Dungeness crab season unfolds, we invite you to join us at Left Bank in San Jose for a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Whether you're a long-time lover of Dungeness crab or eager to discover this regional delicacy for the first time, our Dungeness Crab Fête offers the perfect opportunity to savor the taste of the sea in an ambiance that echoes the charm and elegance of a French seaside bistro.

Embark on a culinary journey that pays homage to the treasures of the Bay Area's waters, and let the flavors of our classic Bouillabaisse transport you to the rugged coasts of France, where the sea meets the soul.

At Left Bank, we're not just serving meals; we're curating experiences. Join us in celebrating the season of the Dungeness crab, a time when the community comes together to honor the traditions and flavors that make the Bay Area truly unique.