In Season and In Style, this Fall it’s All About Sustainable Seafood with the South Carolina Aquarium

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The Old Village Post House Makes this Season’s Seafood Selection Succulent

South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program

Fall into the season with the Old Village Post House at the next South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Dinner taking place Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef Frank Lee and Chef de Cuisine Forrest Parker have created a delicious six-course dinner sure to tantalize the taste buds of even the most experienced foodie!

Offerings include:

  •     Kimberly’s stone crab with lemon remoulade paired with Raventos i Blanc Cava Reserva, Spain 2009
  •     New Bedford scallop ceviche with avocado, plantain crostini, Blue Dog micro cilantro paired with Raventos i Blanc Cava Reserva, Spain 2009
  •     Shrimp and lobster imperial steamed flounder with ginger-scallion gai lan, lap cheong-lettuce fried rice and XO butter sauce paired with Zestos Malvar, Spain 2011
  •     Cornflake crusted sunburst trout with dry ice corn grits, local shrimp, lime zest-cotija salad and chorizo oil paired with Louis Metaireau Muscadet, Loire Valley, France 2011
  •     Grouper roasted on salt with Alan Benton’s bacon-potato cake, Kilt bitter greens and warm porcini vinaigrette paired with Chateau Grande Cassagne Rosé, Costieres de Nimes, France 2011
  •     Banana pudding tiramisu with liqueur dipped nilla wafers and couverture chocolate with coffee service

This sustainable seafood dinner at the Old Village Post House is the perfect excuse to grab a date and nestle into Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village for a dinner you’ll never forget! The Old Village Post House delights in the quality of their producers and is devoted to a skillful preparation that brings joy to both the maker and guest. They believe that the tastiest fare is even better with noteworthy wines and the warmest hospitality. The South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative representative Whit McMillian will be on hand sharing information with guests on sustainable seafood and what species are the best choices when eating out and at home.

Tickets are $70; taxes and gratuity are not included. Old Village Post House is located at 101 Pitt Street in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Reservations can be made at (843) 388-8935.Ten percent of proceeds will go to the South Carolina Aquarium.

For all media inquiries, please contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660 or kdittloff(at)scaquarium(dot)org

About the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative:
Designed to promote the use of local and sustainable seafood in South Carolina’s restaurants, the Sustainable Seafood Initiative helps ensure that consumers have fish for the future by teaching our partner chefs about sustainable and local seafood, assessing their menus, and encouraging consumers to dine at our partner restaurants. The Sustainable Seafood Initiative pragmatically balances the needs of the environment with the world population’s need for seafood. We believe that we can lessen the impact we have on the oceans by making wise seafood choices and encouraging improvement of fishing and fish-farming methods. The Sustainable Seafood Initiative is made possible through the generosity of sponsors; especially our Champion sponsors The Boathouse at Breach Inlet, Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar and Hank’s Seafood Restaurant.

About The Old Village Post House:
A neighborhood tavern and inn nestled in Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village. In feel and décor, it’s as comfortable as your best friend’s home—from the original worn pine floors to our lively tavern. The Old Village Post House is located at 101 Pitt Street at Venning. It is a property of Maverick Southern Kitchens, owners of Slightly North of Broad (Charleston, High Cotton (Charleston and Greenville) and Charleston Cools! (Charleston. For more information visit http://www.oldvillageposthouse.com.

About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most-visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 50 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is open Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Toddlers (3 and under) free; Youth (4-12) $14.95; Adults (13+) $24.95. The Aquarium plus the 4-D Theater experience is free for Toddlers, $19.95 for Children, $29.95 for Adults. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit scaquarium.org. Memberships are available by calling (843)-577-FISH.

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