From Texas to the Midwest, Meet Chef Shane Flynn

Shane Flynn, Chef Partner We are lucky to work with a number of highly skilled leaders with incredibly diverse backgrounds. As the newest chef-partner among the ranks, Chef Flynn gets the honor of being the guinea pig for this kind of feature.  I have known and worked with Shane for almost a decade and was…

The Ins and Outs of Florida Stone Crab Season

by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary Florida Stone Crab season is upon us, and for Truluck’s it always brings an air of excitement similar to Christmas morning. For just about 30 years, the Florida stone crab has been the cornerstone of Truluck’s, and the reason is simple:  they are absolutely delicious. There is no dish…

The Ups and Downs of Stone Crab Season

We’re Extremely Particular About the Claws We Serve Only when our trusted fishermen and packers have a good day on the boat, will we have a robust Stone Crab supply to serve our guests. Since we only work with a select few just as committed to quality and sustainable practices as we are, when their…

A Conversation with Javier Pagés, President of the D.O. Cava

A Conversation with Javier Pagés, President of the D.O. Cava and Dave Mattern, Truluck’s Director of Beverage Javier Pagés has presided over the Regulatory Council of the CAVA Protected Designation of Origin since 2018. Over his long career, he has held important positions and gained considerable experience as a CEO, director, and president. He also…

Yucatan Stone Crab

Yucatan Stone Crab By Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary It’s no secret that we are pretty crab focused here at Truluck’s, and Florida stone crab is a major part of our identity. We never serve frozen stone crab so you can imagine the void that’s left when May rolls around, the season ends, and everyone…

Black River Caviar

Black River Caviar: Our Limited Time Delicacy by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary We write a lot about the different seafoods that we serve at our restaurants. They are all enticing in their own respect, but caviar is one of the most unique. The greats treat caviar like a true passion project and have deep…

Unmatched Seabass:  How Our Chilean Seabass Won Me Over

Unmatched Seabass:  How Our Chilean Seabass Won Me Over by Chef Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary I have a confession: I don’t love seabass. Many years ago, I had an experience that put me off of the deep-water white fish for years. But this is a great example of when the ingredient is not respected,…

Raise a Most Special Glass with Champagne Coravin

Raise a Most Special Glass with Champagne Coravin  By Truluck’s Beverage Director, Dave Mattern Let me ask you: is there anything better than great seafood and a bottle of spectacular Champagne leisurely enjoyed with friends and family? Of course, the mere mention of Champagne invokes a sense of celebration, as if something momentous has occurred…

South African Cold-Water Lobster

The Rolls-Royce of Lobster by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary   I guess that we should get this out of the way first: it’s my belief that South African lobster tail is the best lobster dish that you’ll ever taste. Nothing else even comes close. Now, with that in mind, let’s chat about them in…

All Rise. The King is Here.

Pristine and Purposeful: Learn the Full, Meaty Story Behind Our Alaskan Prime King Crab Legs This story starts off in the cold, bitter, salty waters of the Alaskan/Russian coasts where for a 10-day period in October, our trusted boats and crabbers hand-select brawny, massive Prime King Crabs from their hauls to ship our way for…