9.19.2006

To Do: Support Sustainable Seafood

Sustainable seafood will be the topic of the evening when some of the area's top chefs join forces at Agraria on Sept. 25 for the Slow Food Sustainable Seafood Gala. At $250 a ticket, the event is pricey but considering the roster of chefs, it could be money well spent.

Chef Barton Seaver of Café Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar will lead the event, joined by Cathal Armstrong (Restaurant Eve and Eamonn's), Todd Gray (Equinox), Ris Lacoste (formerly of 1789), Ricky Moore and pastry chef Robert Underwood (Agraria), and Robert Wiedmaier (Marcel's). Each chef will prepare one course, and Cowgirl Creamery will provide the cheese course. The ticket price includes a multi-course meal, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings.

Philippe Cousteau, founder of EarthEcho International and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, will be the guest speaker for the evening.

Click here for tickets and more information. Proceeds from this event will support Slow Food's sustainable seafood initiatives in the United States.

For an excellent resource for keeping up on what seafood to buy and what to avoid, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch site.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

On a related note, I went to Agraria on Friday night and was under-whelmed, to say the least. Service was not awful but not good, and the food was very mediocre. The space is cool, but neat surroundings only do so much.

Amanda said...

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they'll get back on their feet after what was a really rough opening. I think the concept has a lot of potential.

Was it crowded when you were there?

Anonymous said...

It was not packed, but there was a good crowd. Unfortunately, with so many other options around town (though none with such a unique concept), I doubt I'll give Agraria another chance.