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Crab Cakes for Appetizers or Brunch!

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Crab Cakes for Appetizers or Brunch!
Story and photos (C) 2009 by Christopher J Davies

I noticed that Costco is now selling Chicken of The Sea, Super Lump Crab in their deli section. The cost for a 1 LB container is only $14.99, which is enough to make 12 decent size crab cakes. Having lived on the East Coast for most of my life, I have encountered too many crab cakes that contain excessive filers such as onions, celery and peppers. It is my opinion that these fillers overpower the the wonderful natural taste of the crab.

In the store, I discovered the manufacturers recipe was not full of filer type ingredients. So I decided to test out their suggested recipe. Both Darcy and I have added this to our list of favorites!






Delicious Crab Cakes

1- 16 oz (1 LB) cup of Crab Meat
1 beaten Egg
2 tbs. Mayonnaise
1 tbs. mustard prepared( we used Grey Poupon)
1 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbs. dry mustard (we used Oriental Hot Mustard)
1 tbs., seafood season (we substitute with Louisiana Cajun Seasoning)
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Capital Grille's Exceptional Tuscan Wine and Food Feast

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The Capital Grille's Exceptional Tuscan Wine and Food Feast
By Christopher J. Davies
Photos (C) The Capital Grille

Darcy and I just had the pleasure of visiting the Capital Grille Restaurant in Denver's historic and trendy LoDo neighborhood. The restaurant is located in the heart of Larimer Square.

While the Capital Grille has been on my short list for amazing steaks, seafood and service, this meal was a very special occasion as we were set to try the Capital Grille's five course, Italian-fare dinner, a promotion that goes on at all of the 35 Capital Grille's restaurants across the US, until April 5, 2009. The five-course dinner is offered at the recession buster price of $49 per person, which is definitely well-worth the cost!


















George Miliotes
Best of all, the dinner offers an exclusive opportunity for diners at The Capital Grille to preview the premier vintage of Banfi Vintners 2005 BelnerO Sangiovese di Montalcino, a delicious Sangiovese made from unfiltered cuvée of speci…