Our friends at the Village Fishmonger have put together a fantastic weeklong series of events next week. (Founder’s Coin holders– don’t forget you get discounted tickets to the opening benefit!)
There is an exciting lineup of collaborative culinary and educational programming starting with an Oysters, Clams & Cocktails Benefit
on Monday, May 13th to kick off the week. There will be an opening introduction by Chef Evan Hanczor of Parish Hall
and then you’ll be able to mosey around to individual stations featuring 4-5 different shellfish growers and their mollusks, where you can talk to each of them one on one, hear their different stories and have your very head to head oyster taste test! Brooklyn Gin
, Sixpoint Brewery
, and Frederick Wildman
will be sponsoring libations to wash down all that oyster goodness and event proceeds will go towards funding the New York Harbor School
‘s Billion Oyster Project and they will be onsite to reclaim all those empty shells!
In addition to these events, some of the city’s notable chefs and restaurants, including ABC Kitchen, Amali, Arlington Club, Boqueria Flatiron and Soho, DBGB, Grand Central Oyster Bar, Grey Lady, Hunter’s, Jimmy’s 43, Kaia Wine Bar, Louro, Luke’s Lobster, Manzanilla, Parish Hall, Riverpark, STK Midtown, The John Dory, Upstate, ‘Wichcraft, Wong, will feature sustainable finfish or shellfish dishes on their menu throughout the week.
For many of these restaurants, serving ‘sustainably’ is already a part of their business philosophy, while for others – it may be their first experience with sustainable seafood products. The week celebrates both continued efforts as well as first steps by NYC restaurants towards sourcing responsibly-harvested seafood.
We hope to see you at some of the Sustainable Seafood Week
events to celebrate the awesomeness that is seafood and champion efforts to keep it a resource that we can continue to draw from for sustenance and pleasure!