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Soft Shell Crab and Summer Savory Brown Butter Vinaigrette

A French champagne pairs beautifully with the soft shell crab. Chef Eubanks likes Piper-Heidsieck with a nice Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier composition.

Mediterranean Branzino

Chef Eubanks likes a Sancerre for the main course. Try to pair the Mediterranean Branzino and asparagus with a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir.

Rhubarb Tart

The rhubarb tart can be paired with two very different options. A warm, foamy cappuccino complements the sweetness of the tart, but if you want to match the flavor, look for a Moscato D’Asti.

While New York City can be very fast-paced and flashy, BLT Fish stays grounded and comfortable. The décor and atmosphere is a lovely mix of colors, soft leathers, and comfortable chairs. Nothing is too masculine or too feminine.You can add contradictions like this to your décor in a very simple way. Find fun candlesticks or lamps that mimic the large chandeliers hanging in BLT Fish. Add pops of warm color with floral. While this might be a special occasion get-together for your group, make your guests feel kick-off-your-shoes comfortable and right at home.

Start the evening with a cocktail for everyone, maybe a bitter Aperol Spritzer to ready the palate, and then Chef Eubanks recommends setting up a buffet for dinner service. No one is in the kitchen doing all the work, and the group isn’t at the table waiting for dinner. It’s a fun and interactive way to get everyone involved.

Check out our Coastal Fare Board on Pinterest for examples of these suggestions.