There’s nothing quite like good seafood. With its delicious flavors and nutritious content, seafood has always had a special place in the hearts of food enthusiasts. What was once a regional offering is now easily available even in areas far from the ocean!
So, if you’re looking to indulge in scrumptious seafood dishes, Bank+Vine is the place to be. There’s something for everyone!
10 Classic Seafood Dishes to Savor in Wilkes-Barre
Ready to try some exquisite seafood only at Bank+Vine? Here are ten classics you should try at our seafood restaurant.
1. Petite Seafood Plateau
Want a little bit of everything? Our petite seafood plateau comes with six oysters, six mussels, tuna crudo, shrimp ceviche, scallop crudo, cocktail sauce, and lemon. It’s a delicious, appetizing platter, ideal for anyone who wants to try several different types of seafood at once. Dip each seafood in the rich cocktail sauce, top it off with a squeeze of lemon, and voila! You have the perfect bite.
2. East Coast Oysters
Oysters aren’t just delicious, they’re highly nutritious too. And if you think all oysters are the same, think again. While West Coast oysters are on the sweeter side, the ones from the East Coast are bigger, saltier, and chewier. At our seafood restaurant, we pair East Coast oysters with a cucumber mignonette for the ultimate savory finish. No wonder it’s one of the most exotic seafood in Wilkes-Barre to date.
3. Red Snapper
A white saltwater fish with flaky soft meat, the red snapper has a sweet, nutty taste. Because it’s mild and low in fat, it goes best with fresh herbs and lemon. Ironically, it’s not fishy at all, making it the ideal choice for multiple seafood dishes.
We serve red snapper with Lancaster corn, lime, and a creamy avocado mousse that ties the whole dish together. Wines to pair with this classic seafood dish include Rose Bordeaux, Chardonnay, or a light Pinot Noir.
4. PA Brook Trout
The PA brook trout, affectionately known as the ‘brookie’, is unique to say the least. For starters, it’s Pennsylvania’s official state fish. Also, it’s the only salmonid (trout/salmon) native to the streams and rivers of PA.
Brook trout is a fan favorite, thanks to its delicate texture and one-of-a-kind flavor. The meat has just the right amount of sweetness and is juicy to boot. Our PA brook trout, with steamed bok choy and hazelnut brown butter, is a dish that should feature on your bucket list of seafood in Wilkes-Barre PA.
5. Swordfish Milanese
Preparing something Milanese means dipping thinly dredged slices of protein–beef, pork, fowl, fish, veal–in eggs and seasoned breadcrumbs, and frying them. This age-old, well-loved cooking technique turns swordfish into something that melts in your mouth.
We combine our swordfish Milanese with a caper remoulade and lemon-sea salt combo to create a must-try among seafood cuisines.
6. PEI Mussels
Craving some heartwarming seafood in Wilkes-Barre? Order some delicious Prince Edward Island (PEI) mussels. Fresh PEI mussels are a power food and an excellent source of protein, iron, and Vitamin B12.
We serve this dish with a delectable side of chorizo, garlic, white wine, and frites. It’s one of those seafood dishes you have to try yourself to believe.
7. Spanish Octopus
Octopus is another staple of seafood cuisine. While it is not exactly pretty, it has an extremely mild and subtle flavor. It’s moist, light, and a bit chewy, but oh-so-delicious.
When it comes to cooking, our Spanish octopi are charcoal-grilled to perfection. Additional flavor enhancers like confit potatoes and Nduja sauce take this popular seafood dish to a different level.
8. Bay Scallops
You can’t go wrong with fresh bay scallops! This seafood is naturally sweet and has a very mild taste. And if that wasn’t enough reason to love scallops, it’s completely safe to eat raw. Truth be told, raw scallops are more of a delicacy than their cooked counterparts.
Sounds interesting? Give the bay scallop crudo at our seafood restaurant a shot. We add our spin to this classic seafood dish by serving it with an heirloom tomato gazpacho and crispy bacon on the side.
9. Gulf Shrimp
Any ceviche made with seafood is bound to be heavenly. But when you throw buttery Gulf shrimp into the mix, it becomes even more divine. Gulf shrimp naturally taste and feel a lot like lobster, so you know you’re in for a luxurious treat before you even take a bite. We serve a delicious shrimp ceviche with AquaPazza, avocado, and lime for a remarkable combination.
10. Yellowfin Tuna
Of course, yellowfin tuna is a part of our seafood dishes! This fish has a medium-mild flavor with a firm texture. As a bonus, it isn’t overtly fishy and tastes impeccable when raw. Our seafood restaurant makes a mean yellowfin tuna crudo, complete with porcini mushroom crema and preserved lemon. All three elements create a flavor profile you’d want to write home about!
Try the Best Seafood in Wilkes-Barre PA at Bank+Vine!
Has all this talk of seafood left you hungry? Satisfy your cravings with a trip to Bank+Vine. We offer some of the best seafood in Wilkes-Barre PA, including an entire platter of oysters, mussels, shrimp, and scallops prepared to perfection. It’s a treat for the eyes, nose, and tastebuds – the holy trifecta!
Find joy in good food at our seafood restaurant. Contact us to make a reservation today!