What is a Seafood Boil?

One of the best parts about summer is getting to enjoy some of your favorite summer dishes at get-togethers with friends and family. While BBQs are popular over the summer, you can’t beat a seafood boil. However, you might not get as many chances to enjoy this as you might want. At Bank+Vine, we know that many people love a good seafood meal over the summer, which is why we’ve brought back our popular seafood boil dinners. Every Wednesday starting June 15, you can join us for a three-course seafood boil that has everything you could want.

Haven’t been to a seafood boil before? Here’s all you need to know!

How Long Have People Been Having Seafood Boils?

Seafood boils are popular during the summer months, especially in New England and the South. These are often large gatherings, as the food is typically prepared in large quantities, and has likely been occurring for centuries. Many believe that exiled Acadians who originally lived in what are now the Maritime provinces in Canada brought seafood boils to Louisiana. Acadians who settled in Louisiana would later be known as Cajuns, and seafood boils are still an important part of Cajun culture and cuisine today. 

However, similar practices also existed in New England, such as clambakes. Seafood boils are similar to clambakes, so it’s possible that one led to the other over time. 

How is Food Prepared at a Seafood Boil?

A seafood boil is exactly as it sounds. Food is prepared at a seafood boil by adding all of your ingredients to a large pot and boiling them in water with plenty of seasonings added. At some seafood boils, a plate might not even be necessary. It’s common to serve food at a seafood boil by pouring the pot out over a covered table and eating straight from what’s in front of you. We know this is a tradition many people love when attending seafood boils, and this is exactly the experience you’ll get at Bank+Vine. When attending our weekly event, it’s encouraged to come hungry and be prepared for an authentic experience where we provide each guest with all the tools necessary to get their hands dirty and dig in right off our wrapped tables as our Chef’s bring the boiling pot out to you and dump it to the center of your table! We’ll provide the bibs and you’re beyond encouraged to wear them! 

What Food Can You Find at a Seafood Boil?

As seafood boils take place all over the country, you might find different foods being served in different areas depending on what seafood is most popular. For example, crawfish may be popular at seafood boils in the South, but might be less popular at seafood boils in New England. Of course, you can get seafood from all over anywhere in the nation, but many have their own traditions. The seasonings used can also vary from location to location.

At our seafood boils every Wednesday, you can enjoy three courses featuring some of the best seafood you would expect from any good boil. Before we get to the main dish, you can start off with lobster bisque, served with oyster crackers. After this, you can indulge in classic seafood boil foods – lobster, crab legs, shrimp, mussels, clams, corn, and potatoes. Of course, you can’t forget our cheddar biscuits. Top it all off with strawberry cobbler and ice cream, and you have the perfect summer dinner every Wednesday.

Make Reservations for Bank+Vine’s Seafood Boils

We know that many people have been waiting for our seafood boils to return. Now that summer is back, you can look forward to enjoying this amazing meal with us each Wednesday!

Don’t wait to make your reservations! Contact us at 570-901-4040 today.

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