Tuesday, March 28, 2017

JB Hook's Wine & Seafood Pairings

Wine pairing is an important part of any meal. At the best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have an expansive selection of wine to ensure you have the perfect pairing for your meal. To help make your selection a little bit easier for the next time you dine at Lake of the Ozarks' best seafood restaurant, here are a few of our popular dishes and wines that complement them.

Salmon Du Jour

Our Salmon Du Jour is the chef's daily signature creation that's prepared with the finest quality ingredients. Pinot Noir stands up to the richness of the salmon while still being light and bright enough to be paired with fish.

Oysters

At JB Hook's, we serve East Coast oysters with cocktail sauce and horseradish. While there's very little out there that doesn't taste great with a few bubbles, oysters in particularly pair well with champagne. The textural contrast of the bubbles to the smooth, velvety texture of the oysters is what makes this the perfect pairing.

Hook's Stuffed Lobster Tail

Our signature one pound lobster tail stuffed with King crab & Panko bread crumbs, oven-broiled to perfection finished with Dayboat sea scallops & shrimp in a classic Scampi sauce. Lobster is one of the most decadent seafood dishes, and chardonnay is an excellent choice to be served with it. It's best to choose a chardonnay that has only light touches of fruit and oak. Dry, crisp white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc, can also go well with lobster dishes.


Seared Ahi Tuna

Fresh ahi tuna encrusted with white and black sesame seeds lightly seared, thinly sliced, chilled and served with wasabi and Red Thai Chili sauce. Because ahi tuna is so substantial, it can pair well with a medium-bodied red like Merlot.

Alaskan King Crab Legs

At JB Hook's, our King crab legs are steamed in spices and served with drawn butter. Since the flavor of the crab is mild, you'll want to choose a wine that does not overpower the taste. Chardonnay, Dry Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc are all good choices when it comes to pairing wine with crab.

Garlic Shrimp

Our garlic shrimp is sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine and finished off with a hint of lemon. Sauvignon Blanc pairs excellently with garlic, so that's the perfect place to start when wanting to pair this dish with the perfect wine. However, when pairing our other shrimp dishes, look for a light white wine with citrus notes. Shrimp has a delicate flavor that you do not want to over power.

Pairing your wine with seafood isn't a difficult task. The key is to think in terms of weight and substance. A light shellfish like shrimp, go best with equally delicate light white wines while a more meaty fish, such as tuna or salmon, go well with a more substantial wine. Remember to keep these tips in mind the next time you visit JB Hook's. Let us make your next meal your best meal and visit your favorite fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

4 Reasons Why You Should Dine with Us!

Whether you're just visiting the Lake or are local to the area, one thing is certain. You need to make going to the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks part of your plans. With a menu that would make even the pickiest of eaters say yum, you're bound to find something to sate anyone's appetite. Not only do we have the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are known for having the best happy hour at the Lake of the Ozarks too. But there's more, we have live music every week!


Without further ado, here are the 4 reasons why you should dine with us!

1. Tons of Live Music:
Music is to the soul what words are to the mind. After a long day at work or being out on the lake, relax and unwind with some great live music Monday-Friday. This spring we'll be featuring the following musicians for your listening pleasure (check out our events calendar to get dates and times):

Cindy Lawhorn
Jimmy K
Al Jolly
Michael V
Joe Farrell & the Continentals

2. Best Steak and Seafood at the Lake:
Simply put, the best steak & seafood restaurant at Lake of the Ozarks is JB Hooks. For lunch, we feature amazing salads, delicious sandwiches and wraps, as well as our shrimp and oyster bar! If you are joining us for dinner, you can look forward to fresh seafood, mouthwatering steaks, an assortment of pasta, pork, and chicken entrees, an incredible wine list, and flavorful appetizers. We also offer a kid’s menu, so bring the entire family!

3. The Lake of the Ozarks' Best Happy Hour:
Our happy hour specials are hands down, the best at the Lake. We feature buy one get one free Well drinks and House Wines (Including our incredible Homemade Sangria), and 1/2 price appetizers!

Happy Hour Times: 
Monday-Friday from 3 – 8 pm
Sunday from 11 am – 8 pm

4. Great Venue for Holding Events: 
We can also host events and large groups. If you're needing a venue to hold your next family or business get-together, give our event coordinator a call and let JB Hook's help you with all of the planning. We will handle the setup of the room, the cooking, the cleaning, the serving, and even the cleanup. All you have to do is tell us what you have in mind, then show up to our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant and enjoy yourself. Give us a call at 573-365-3255 so that we can get all of the planning started.

If you're looking for a great place to eat or just to relax and enjoy a drink with some fine music and friends, come visit us at the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. For fine dininJB Hooks. Come for a romantic dinner with your loved one, or an enjoyable outing with family and friends. Take in the beautiful breathtaking 14-mile panoramic view of the Lake and enjoy some fine dining with us!
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Things You Didn't Know About Some of the Seafood Delicacies We Feature

Most everyone knows that seafood is a nutrient rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Seafood is also the main food source for the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. But today JB Hooks would like to share some fun facts you may not know about some of the seafood we serve at the best fine dining restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Shrimp

  1. Humans aren't the only ones that enjoy eating shrimp. Fish, crabs, sea urchins, whales, and dolphins all depend on shrimp for a considerable portion of their diet.
  2. Shrimp color varies from one species to another and can be influenced by age, harvest season, living environment, and diets. The meat color of raw shrimp can range from white to shades of gray and light bluish tints covered by surface patterns of red, pink or dark gray. All shrimp turn a pink or reddish color when cooked.
  3. Shrimp is low in fat and high in protein and a moderate source of omega-3 fatty acids. Crustaceans including shrimp have more sodium and cholesterol than other seafood products. 
  4. Shrimp are able to rapidly dart backwards by flexing their body. This is a defensive response when threatened by predators who may want to eat them.

Oysters

  1. Oysters have high zinc content, which aides in the production of testosterone. Because of this many people believe oysters to be a natural aphrodisiac. 
  2. Oysters are a source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). 6 oysters would also more than meet the daily recommended intake of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorous.
  3. The verb 'to shuck', meaning to remove the shell from an oyster, was first recorded in 1881. 
  4. Oysters are hermaphrodites. Some oysters, such as Eastern, change their genders based on environmental, nutritional, and physiological stresses, and sometimes annually. They start out and mature as males, but will change to female later and sometimes reverse again. 

Lobster

  1. Lobsters were once considered the poor man's chicken. In Colonial times, it was fed to pigs and goats and only eaten by paupers. In the 1940s, you could buy a can of baked beans for 53 cents per pound and canned lobster for 11 cents per pound.
  2. Three and a half ounces of lobster only have 96 calories and about two grams of fat, so are a good source of protein that's not very fattening.
  3. Most people think that lobsters are naturally red in color. They can actually be many different colors, but turn red when cooked because heat destroys all pigments except red.
  4. Lobsters outgrow their shells. Each year a lobster will shed its shell and grow a new shell, during which time they are more vulnerable with no protection from predators. 
So beyond the health benefits of eating seafoods, you now also have some fun facts to share with friends as you enjoy some of the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. JB Hooks features an incredible shrimp and oyster bar. For a romantic dinner, business lunch, private party, or Lake of the Ozarks best happy hour, we invite you to visit us at JB Hooks!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

We Appreciate Your Vote For Best Of The Lake!

The Annual Lake Lifestyle Best of the Lake survey is now in the final round of voting, and JB Hook's is a finalist in 4 categories! We love our customers and appreciate that you voted for us. You have until March 10 to vote in the final round. Here are a few reasons why we think we are a Lake area favorite in the categories that we'e nominated in.

Best Seafood

Whether you're local or just visiting, there is one place to go when you want the best. JB Hook's has been serving the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks for many years now.  From our delicious shrimp and oyster bar to our mouthwatering seafood entrees, our menu is full of shrimp, lobster, crab, salmon and more! Our incredible chefs put their own spin on many classic meals, plus you can experience many signature dishes that are specially created for our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant.

Most Romantic

whether you're on a first date or celebrating an anniversary, our 14-mile panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks makes the perfect backdrop to any romantic occasion. At JB Hook's, we invite you to enhance your date night and create an unforgettable memory with your special someone. You will not be disappointed when you bring your date to JB Hook's. We have a wide selection of wines and cocktails, and our main courses will sure to be a hit with your special someone. Don't forget to order a dessert to share - a savory way to end your fine dining experience romantically.

Best Fine Dining

In addition to being nominated for best seafood restaurant and most romantic, we are also nominated for best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our menu features a wide selection of gourmet dishes, such as our Surf 'N Turf options, plus our pasts, poultry, and pork entrees. However, the fine dining options aren't just with our entrees. We have many savory appetizers, and our desserts are simply irresistible.


Best Happy Hour

We have a fully stocked bar and bartenders that are expert at their craft. We offer signature cocktails, after-dinner drinks, an impressive wine list, and our very own homemade red and white sangria. However, our Happy Hour options are what make us one of the best at the Lake! Our Happy Hour happens Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 - 8:00 PM and Sundays from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Our Happy Hour includes house wine and well drink specials, as well as a full menu of half-priced appetizers. We offer live music nearly every night of the week, so you can enjoy great entertainment during Happy Hour!


We are definitely feeling the love, and we are thankful that you took the time to vote and put us into the finals. Please take another moment to visit the Best of the Lake survey before March 10 to vote for who you think is the best of the best. Thank you!

The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255