A Sustainable Seafood Salon & Feast

Fish friends: Slow Food Russian River has a ~SLOW FOOD SEAFOOD SALON~ coming up: "Making–and Savoring–Smarter Seafood Choices/Everyday Practices to Support Good, Clean and Fair Fishing," designed to draw public attention to the increasingly urgent issues facing seafood resources and addressing how consumers can make seafood choices that sustain the biodiversity, and culinary treasures, found in our local waters.

Here's the schedule for the day:

Part I: Panel Discussion at the Ferry Building
One Ferry Building, 2nd Floor

Join a panel of seafood industry experts and stakeholders in discussing how we can contribute to creating a world in which our oceans' ecosystems are evolving and producing in a truly sustainable manner. Guests will enjoy samples of sustainable seafood creations presented by San Francisco's Hayes Street Grill, Bodega Bay's Seaweed Café and Healdsburg's Barndiva Restaurant, and wines from Organic Vintners.

The Panel
Patricia Unterman, co-owner, Hayes Street Grill; restaurant critic, chef, and food writer

Tom Worthington: Co-founder and partner, Monterey Fish Market
Sheila Bowman: Outreach Coordinator, Seafood Watch
Steve Fitz: Local, sustainable sand dab fisherman from Half Moon Bay
Zeke Grader: Executive Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)

Part II: A Sustainable Feast and Fundraiser celebrating our local sustainable seafood hosted by Hayes Street Grill and Slow Food Russian River
320 Hayes Street (between Gough and Franklin)

Hayes Street Grill chefs, led by Patricia Unterman and Rob Zaborny, will present a dinner showcasing local Bay Area sustainable seafood, strategically paired with organic wines from Organic Vintners. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Slow Food USA's RAFT (Renewing America's Food Traditions) programs in support of sustainable seafood initiatives.

A Sustainable Seafood Salon & Feast

Sunday, July 23, 2006
Panel Discussion (only) $45
Sustainable Feast at Hayes Street Grill (only) $130
Panel Discussion and Sustainable Feast $145