Experiencing a culinary delicacy doesn't get much better than Crab Tuesdays at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. It's a rare weekly foodie event hosted by celebrity Chef Helene An, the matriarch and executive chef of all An Family restaurants.
She travels from Beverly Hills to cook her famous garlic roasted crab that she perfected at Crustacean in Beverly Hills and San Francisco decades ago, served with her legendary garlic noodles. (Even AnQi's Chef Ryan Carson doesn't know her garlic roasted crab and garlic noodle recipe.)
An prepares the meal in her secret kitchen that only family members and chefs who have worked with the family for more than a decade can enter. The crab Tuesdays experience is limited, so it's best to reserve your Dungeness crab order a minimum of 24 hours in advance.