WITH mallet in hand, Torquay diners are crunching through four courses during Front Beach Taphouse and Restaurant’s Crab March experience.
Owner Nick Cogger said they noted a recent craze of crab clubs popping up and decided to explore the experience.
“Crab clubs are popping up around Australia and they all seem pretty successful and look like a fun night; we have a chef that’s just come back from working in some of Dubai’s top restaurants so we floated the idea with him and our head chef,” Mr Cogger said.
“They came up with a menu and we got all the equipment sent in, the mallets and the bibs and table cloths and went from there.”
Mr Cogger said the reaction had been great having booked out the first Saturday night.
“You have the mallet and you get messy, it’s just a good reason to go out. It’s running every day in March for lunch and dinner, we’re asking people to book in the day before just to make sure we’ve got enough crabs for everyone,” Mr Cogger said.
“We’ll probably try and do it every year in March, its good after a busy summer season to see everyone in the community back out.”
For more information and to book your place, phone 5261 9752.