Thursday, May 7, 2015

The New Met Bethesda Announces Its Soft Shell Crab Festival

From our friends at the MET Bethesda...

Fans Take Note, 30 Days and 30 Different Ways to Indulge in Soft Shells

From May 13th through June 11th, 2015, the new MET Bethesda will take part in the MET Group’s Tenth Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival serving the delicious crustacean 30 ways in 30 days. Hailing from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, soft shell crabs have tantalized the taste buds of seafood lovers across the globe. The MET has explored a variety of flavors and techniques that reveal the best of this culinary creature and will offer a special soft shell crab dish each night from mid-May to mid-June.

Guests will enjoy some very unique dishes including Soft Shell Monte Cristo, Corn Meal Crusted Crab with corn silk, favas and pea tendrils, Tempura Fried Crab with soy peanut sauce and cucumber noodles, and Chili Crab Pizza topped with fried crab, sweet chili and arugula. For the purist, soft shell crabs will also be available meuniƩre style daily along with a soft shell crab sandwich.

For more information on MET Bethesda, please visit; telephone (301) 767-1900.                      

WHERE:  Met Bethesda (second floor, next to the ArcLight Bethesda Cinemas) 7101 Democracy Blvd., Unit 3200, Bethesda, MD 20817

WHEN:  The Soft Shell Crab Festival will take place from May 13th - June 11th, 2015.

COST:  Prices vary. Soft shell dishes range from ($11 to $18 for appetizers and sandwich and $22 to $28 for entrees)

Samples include...

Soft Shell Monte Cristo

Corn Meal Crusted Crab
with corn silk, favas and pea tendrils

Tempura Fried Crab
with soy peanut sauce and cucumber noodles

Chili Crab Pizza
topped with fried crab, sweet chili, and arugula

About MET Group:
Met Bethesda is the fifth restaurant from Kathy Sidell and her award-winning Met Restaurant Group founded in 2004. A Metropolitan Kitchen and Bar which offers inspired American fare cooked over an open wood fired grill. Inspired by Sidell's extensive travel, upbringing and lifelong passion with food, cooking and hospitality, the concept is earthy yet sophisticated. Located on the mezzanine level at Westfield Montgomery, the upscale shopping complex in Bethesda, Maryland. Met Bethesda boasts an expansive dining room with 120 seats and a unique 40-seat full service bar prominently located in the center of the restaurant, with an additional private dining room that seats 24 guests. Met Bethesda is the perfect place to meet at the end of a long day to connect with family or friends, a wonderful place for a Saturday family lunch or a midweek business lunch, for a bite and a drink before or after a movie, romantic dinners, joyful gatherings and most importantly an oasis for the hungry shopper. For more information, visit