House of An Tops Taco Tuesdays with Crab Tuesdays

September 11, 2011

Forget Taco Tuesdays when you could have crabs instead – Crab Tuesday from the House of An restaurants. Elegance and style with cuisine worthy of a multi-county Southern California commute! Brave the journey behind the Orange Curtain next Tuesday and indulge in Roasted Crab from Crustacean in Beverly Hills when it travels to AnQi Gourmet Bistro and Noodle Bar in South Coast Plaza. But do make reservations 714/557-5679 – by phone, no online reservations are available.

The Crustacean website is an experience in itself. (Spoiler alert: the site may be in a flash animation format not supported by smart phone/mobile devices.)

“Crustacean Beverly Hills has been lauded ever since by the press worldwide for its’ awarding winning Euro-Vietnamese design featuring the now famous “Walk on Water” entrance – a serpentine aquarium that winds through the cocktail lounge of the restaurant, guiding guests to the French Colonial splendor of the main dining room.”

Elizabeth An, CEO, shares her culinary vision:

“My philosophy of cooking is based on the healthy principles of Eastern medicine and the healing properties of herbs, spices, and roots. The balance between the taste factor and its healthy principle is what I call my culinary philosophy of “The Yin & Yang of Cooking. This philosophy is reflected in all my dishes, and naturally, in all of my sauces.”

AnQi represents the latest development from the House of An, and declares a new state of “bistronomy.” The mouse tracking behaviors in signature red is diverting and the navigation inconsistent but the promise of dining on crab next Tuesday promises to be a red carpet experience. Why merely be happy when you can be “red”? Red Hour at AnQi happens each Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with patio service only – half off well drinks and a tempting menu of sushi and appetizers.

Why wait? Let’s meet the crab and get into a red mood now:

The An Famous Roasted Crab™ is made with fresh, whole Dungeness crabs that weigh an average of two and a half pounds.  They may be ordered in the shell ($48) or shelled ($53) for easier eating. The Ans’ preference is in the shell. “They’re finger licking good,” declares Elizabeth An, Chief Executive Officer of House of An. “It’s the best way to enjoy them—just pick them up and dig in,” she added.


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