Bristol Bay Dinner Series to Host Author Paul Greenberg, 6/30
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) and Chefs Collaborative are bringing Bristol Bay's salmon and story to New York City for a rare Alaska salmon event. Guests will have a chance to enjoy multiple courses of fresh Bristol Bay sockeye salmon - flown in from the remote waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska - while New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg (Four Fish) discusses his newest book, "American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood."
In American Catch, Greenberg shows how we destroyed our food relationship with our oceans, and sets out to understand how that breach might be mended. To do so, he explores three quintessential American seafoods: the New York oyster, Gulf shrimp, and the Alaskan sockeye salmon.
Greenberg specifically highlights Bristol Bay, Alaska's sockeye salmon fishery and investigates the proposed Pebble Mine project, which threatens the future health of Bristol Bay's salmon. For the last ten years, commercial salmon fishermen, Alaska Native tribes, chefs, jewelers, and others have been fighting to save Bristol Bay's salmon fishery from the Pebble Mine. In response to these requests, the Environmental Protection Agency is currently weighing protective measures under the Clean Water Act.
All guests will receive a copy of American Catch. There will be time for book signing following the dinner. Executive Chef James Kim will be serving fresh sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska. Menu will include:
- Amuse Bouche: Chilled Cucumber and Melon Soup with Spice-Cured Sockeye Salmon and Olive Oil
- First Course: Sockeye Salmon Tartare with Ponzu, Flying Fish Roe and a Fried Quail Egg
- Entree: Seared Sockeye with Brown Butter Roasted Fingerlings, Asparagus, Capers and Crème Fraiche
Monday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.
Grand Banks, Pier 25, New York, NY 10013, (212) 960-3390, http://www.grandbanks.org
Limited seating available - cost is $100 per seat and can be purchased by visiting http://www.grandbanks.org/events/american-catch. Tickets include dinner and a copy of American Catch; beverages and gratuity not included.