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Sustainable Seafood: Panel Discussion & Tasting Event

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Join Slow Food NYC for our annual celebration of sustainable seafood, as we dive into a dynamic (and delicious!) discussion about the critical connections between environmental sustainability, human health, and the state of our oceans.

Hosted in collaboration with our partners at Natural Gourmet Institute and James Beard Foundation under the Enlightened Eaters program along with Sea to Table, the evening will kick off with a panel discussion led by local seafood experts, followed by an interactive hour of cooking demos and seafood tastings, from New York oysters and sea vegetables to underutilized fish full of flavor and story.

Panelists include:

Philip Dimin, NYC/NE Restaurant Sales Manager, Sea to Table

Will Horowitz, Founder, Ducks Eatery & Beyond the Shoreline

Peter Malinowski, Director, Billion Oyster Project

Michael-Ann Rowe, "Fishionista" & Producer of Off the Beaten Palate

After our panel discussion, you’ll enjoy ocean-forward hors d'oeuvres specially prepared by the Natural Gourmet Institute and wine provided by Indie Wineries, as you meet & greet with the local sustainable seafood experts around the room. 

Interactive demos and seafood dishes include oyster shucking by the Billion Oyster Project team, sea vegetable appetizers by Natural Gourmet Institute, Lobster 101 pop-up by the Fishionista, & unique fish dishes featuring the local catch by Sea to Table and prepared by Chef Gustavo Frias of The Brooklyn Kitchen and Chef Alex Sorenson, founder of Blank Slate Kitchen.

Enlightened Eaters is an educationally minded series of readings, workshops, discussions, and other programs focusing on health, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental issues. All event proceeds support Slow Food NYC’s Urban Harvest food education programs for NYC schoolchildren.