Bristol Bay Fishermen Join Author Paul Greenberg, Chefs Collaborative, and Fortune Fish & Gourmet
to Host Dinner at Ampersand @ Kinmont, July 21
Part 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" 
WHAT: The 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.

Greenberg 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 Act.

The four-course dinner will include:
  • Crispy Salmon Skin Chip-Creme Fraiche, Everything Spice, Pickled Onion
  • Quick Cured Salmon- Cucumber, Blueberry, Lemon Pepper
  • Roasted Salmon - Tropea Onion, Sour Cream, Salmon Roe
  • Elderflower Bavarois -Gooseberry, Fennel Shortbread

WHEN: Monday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ampersand is located inside Kinmont Restaurant, 419 Superior Street in Chicago

DINNER: Cost 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
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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
and on the web at paulgreenberg.org.

Ampersand @ Kinmont Restaurant: Ampersand is a small, ever-changing, pop-up restaurant/bar and test kitchen space, located in Chicago.

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) represents Bristol Bay's 1,850 commercial salmon driftnet fishermen. Visit www.bristolbaysockeye.org
 for more information, and follow Bristol Bay Sockeye @bbsockeye and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bristolbaysockeye).

Chefs Collaborative works to fix our broken food system by engaging chefs in a network that inspires and educates them to change how they source, cook, and serve food. Visit www.chefscollaborative.org
 for more. You can also follow Chefs Collaborative on Twitter (@chefscollab) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/chefscollaborative).

About Fortune Fish & Gourmet
Fortune 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
 or call 630.860.7100.