Talk about a Designer Crab Feast! Unbelievable food, beautiful presentation, impeccable service, and all for two very great causes near and dear to my heart! At $55 per person, the dinner Chef Tony and his crew at Sea Thai Bistro in Montgomery Village prepared last night was truly a fabulous Thai feast, starting with the Dungeness Crab Soup with Winter Squash (Kabocha I believe), Coconut Milk, Shiitake Mushrooms, fresh lemon grass and cilantro. Beautiful, so beautiful.
Next was Dungeness Crab Fried Rice with Cherry Tomatoes, Onions and Sun-dried Bing Cherries. Again, beautiful and the cherry tomatoes were ever so slightly warm from the hot rice, that it was like a sugary-tomato explosion in my mouth!
Then we got down to the serious Crab! Chili-garlic-butter Spiced Dungeness Crab with Spring Onions! Uber-Unbelievable. The crabs were huge, perfectly cooked and the sauce clung to the shells like a perfect Bordelaise Sauce hugs a grilled filet! There was just enough spice to tantalize the taste buds, but not so hot that it interfered with the delicate flavor of the crab.
The wine was a Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. It was fruity and crisp and cleansed the palate with each sip. Every spicy bite of crab dabbed in the sauce was a whole new taste sensation. And that brings up a really good point, whenever I dig into crab, I get a little bored after a few legs. Drawn butter and lemon juice only go so far, but a fabulous sauce can take you through the whole crab and make you question whether you want another one!
To finish out the evening, Chef Tony sent out a decadently-delicious chocolate cake square that sure tasted like Grand Marnier and fabulous chocolate, it also had a raspberry and strawberry coulis and vanilla bean ice cream (organic).
Upon leaving, our server Anthony, made sure he thanked us for coming in to the restaurant and participating in such an important cause in our community. Whenever I see an employee of a restaurant take pride in what the owners are passionate about, it makes me feel really good to support them. Thank you to Sea Thai Bistro, Chef Tony Ounpamornchai, and your wonderful staff for giving us the opportunity to share in your passion of helping out our community and serving food from your heart!
Sea Thai Bistro, 2323 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone: 707– 528-8333