5 Healthy Seafood and Wine Pairings

Try new fresh seafood – wine matchings to enrich your dining experience with the Oyster Bar upgraded menu, Chuckanut Drive!

The benefits of eating seafood

Pleasant weather signals a natural urge to sit outside, sipping a glass of fine wine with a light meal. The terrace of Oyster Bar calls for relaxing and enjoying beautiful spring views.

Undoubtedly, our new healthy seafood dishes will add new dimensions to your gathering.

Here are just some positive effects of the newly created dishes:

  • Provide important nutrients. High in proteins and low in calories, our new seafood dishes are rich sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin complexes. They decrease the risk of heart attack and strengthen the immune system.
  • Protect from cancer. Selenium is another essential element that helps prevent cancer. It produces special enzymes for creating resistance to the development of cancer cells.
  • Boost brainpower. Our brain consists of omega-3 fat. So, to support its effective functioning, it is essential to provide more fatty acids. Additionally, they help to avoid memory problems and dementia.

Refreshing and light, the selected wines will frame the flavors of the meals and enrich their tastes.

Notably, the grapes harvested for wines are from regions with mineral-rich soils. As a result, the wines reflect similar mineral tones of seafood dishes and enhance their health benefits.

Additionally, to preserve valuable vitamins and minerals, the Oyster Bar team chooses the healthiest cooking methods – steaming, roasting, or seasoning it with marinade.

#1 Raw Oysters from $2.95 & Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Château la Noe France 2018, $ 34

This white wine is a classic pair for oysters. Thanks to its vivid fruit notes, it highlights the tender sweetness of the oysters’ buttery meat. Locally harvested, our oysters are always fresh.

Working like a squeeze of lemon, the energizing acidity of Muscadet helps enjoy the incomparable taste of crisp oysters.

#2 Fresh Alaskan Halibut $ 29.00 & Sauvignon Blanc Chateau Ste. Michelle – Horse Heaven Hills Columbia Valley 2017 $ 33

The oven-roasted fish has a delicate meaty texture and is served with a Swiss chard crust and finished with local black truffle cream and fresh chives.

With its musky touch, the sauce enhances the gentle fillet and crispy coating of the halibut.

Aromatic citrus of dry white Sauvignon Blanc with ‘green’ herb notes further highlights the flavorful ingredients by its racy acidity.

#3 Maine Lobster Tail (one – $ 35.00, two – $53.00) & Chardonnay Dona Paula Argentina 2010 $ 38

Praised for its tropical flavor and lively acidity, white Argentinian Chardonnay is an ideal companion for creamy lobster meat.

The wine also works wonderfully with the original spicy dressing – yuzu honey butter and gremolata made from finely minced parsley, garlic, and lemon zest.

With notes of red apples and tart pear, Chardonnay has low amounts of sugar, making it a truly healthy option.

#4 Steamed Mussels $18.00 & Pinot Gris Backyard Vineyards B.C., Canada 2018 $ 43

For this dish, we select locally harvested fresh mussels, steam them quickly and season them with white wine and a herbal mix.

In the end, we add a touch of saffron tomato cream that softens the fragrant bitterness of fresh thyme, leeks, and fennel.

So, everything you need to enjoy the meal is a bright fruit nuance to spice up the meal.

Famous for its refreshing citrus flavor and zesty acidity, Pinot Gris is an excellent choice. With floral, raspberry, and redcurrant aromas.

Thanks to the strong lemon, lime, and nectarine hues, it will work well with the saffron tomato cream and enhance faintly sweet mushroom-like fluffy, tender mussels.

#5 Fresh Gulf Coast Blue Prawns $ 34.50 & Riesling Schloss Vollrads QbA Rheingau 2016 $ 43

Sauteed with snap peas, charmoula butter, and preserved lemon is served on a nutty bed of harissa couscous.

Choosing the best wine for this meal, you can pair it with the crispy prawns or the buttery fixings.

Although Cabernet and prawns are a classic pairing, we suggest accompanying the rich dressing the intensive white Riesling from Rheingau.

With bright melon, nectarine, and pineapple notes, this medium-bodied acidic wine is perfect with this balanced seafood meal.

Consider experimenting and mixing the wines and meals from this set – they are interchangeable.

Explore our weekly upgraded menu, the award-winning wine list, and pastime ideas in the area around the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive! Call to make early reservation 360-766-6185


*Prices noted in this article are subject to change.