SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The annual Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Competition resurfaced for its nineteenth 12 months.
This free occasion was hosted by the Metropolis of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Industrial Fishermen of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Harbor Retailers.
Guests traveled from throughout to get a style of the ocean.
“There was a $250 lobster tail. We have been tempted, however we determined to get some any individual else fortunate sufficient to get it,” mentioned Carpinteria resident Mike Reese.
“We’re visiting from Chicago. And the spotlight was simply seeing all of the contemporary fish and the seafood and the completely different sorts of meals that we do not get at festivals again within the Midwest,” mentioned Bridget McDonough.
William Gabriel got here to have a good time his fortieth birthday by indulging in his favourite seafood.
“That is like the primary Harbor Competition for like three years, so we’re glad to have the ability to have made it right here,” mentioned Gabriel.
Gabriel extremely recommends that individuals enterprise out of their consolation zone and check out the stay sea urchin.
William Gabriel, Visiting from Los Angeles
“It’s like a delicate, buttery consistency.”
“Simply take a spoon and you are taking every a kind of yellow items out like a chunk of avocado,” mentioned Pierre Charaest, who bought a whole lot of sea urchins right this moment.
Olivia Carpenter is simply 11 years previous, however she’s been concerned with the household enterprise of promoting lobsters for years.
“I really like when everyone “Ooohs and Ahhhs” once I catch one,” mentioned Carpenter.
Olivia’s grandfather labored as a lobster fisherman for many years.
Now, Olivia and her sister Jennifer are persevering with her grandfather’s legacy by representing his firm SB Seafood on the pageant.
“I all the time love working with him at this pageant I’ve carried out since I used to be like 5, and I simply take pleasure in doing it,” mentioned Carpenter.
Patti Werner shares her secret recipe for the proper lobster dinner:
“Cowl it for 20 minutes. Take it out. Minimize it down the center, open it up, rinse with out a bit. Get a gallon of melted butter. You prepared? And there you go.”
Many guests mentioned that the spotlight of their day was making an attempt the stay lobster.
The one from SB Seafood went for $28 a pound and was bought out inside only a few hours.
For extra details about the Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Competition go to harborfestival.org.