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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Savor Bristol Bay Dinner Series with Fortune Fish & Gourmet (Chicago)
Bristol Bay Fishermen Join Author Paul Greenberg, Chefs Collaborative, and Fortune Fish & Gourmet
to Host Dinner at Ampersand @ Kinmont, July 21
of the "Savor Bristol Bay Dinner Series," the event will feature fresh
Bristol Bay sockeye salmon and Paul Greenberg's latest book, "American
Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood"
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA), Chefs
Collaborative, and Fortune Fish & Gourmet are bringing Bristol Bay's
salmon and story to Chicago for a rare Alaska salmon dinner event at
the Ampersand @ Kinmont in Chicago. During the dinner, 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.
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
WHERE:Ampersand is located inside Kinmont Restaurant, 419 Superior Street in Chicago
for the four-course dinner with wine pairings is $100.00, which
includes a copy of Greenberg's book, or $75.00 without book. To purchase
tickets, visit www.ampersandpopup.com
WHO:Paul Greenberg is the author of the New York Times bestseller and James Beard Award-winning Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and a regular contributor to the New York Times.
He has been featured on NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered and
has lectured for Google, Harvard, the U.S. Senate, and many other
institutions. He is currently a fellow with The Safina Center and Pew
Fellow in Marine Conservation. Find Paul on Twitter @4fishgreenberg
Fish & Gourmet is a Bensenville, Ill.-based seafood processor and
distributor providing white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs,
elegant hotels, and independent, gourmet retail stores with the finest
quality, fresh, live, and frozen seafood and gourmet foods. Fortune
Fish & Gourmet's key associates have more than 150 years of combined
experience in the seafood and gourmet business, with a worldwide
supplier base ranging from individual fishermen and small family farms
to multi-national aquaculture and agriculture firms. Headquartered only
minutes from O'Hare International Airport's cargo docks, Fortune Fish
& Gourmet has the world's markets at its fingertips. Fortune
handles more than 8,000 seafood and gourmet products, selected to exceed
the high standards embraced by their quality driven customer
base. Fortune currently services customers in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Mi chigan with a fleet of over 43
refrigerated vehicles and nationally through its Flying Fish program.
Since 2001, Fortune Fish & Gourmet has brought innovation to seafood
and gourmet food distribution, consistently raising the bar for
integrity, quality, sustainability, and service. To learn more about the
company, visit www.fortunefishco.net