Lowcountry Oyster Roast Featuring Local Sustainable Seafood at the Next South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Dinner

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Enjoy a taste of the sea while eating responsibly.

Get your gloves, shucking knives and taste buds ready to join us for the next Sustainable Seafood Dinner taking place at Kiawah Island’s Mingo Point on Saturday, October 12, 2013 starting at 4 p.m. The dinner, featuring local oysters and sustainably caught seafood, will highlight locally sourced ingredients paired with craft brewed beer for a night to remember. Executive Chef Brian McGowan has created seven dishes sure to tantalize your senses.

Offerings include:

  •     Freshly roasted wild harvested Folly River oyster clusters paired with the Palmetto Charleston Lager
  •     Cherry Point yellow fin tuna crudo, sustainable Osetra caviar, gold potato fries paired with the Palmetto Aftershock
  •     Seared White Marble Farms pork belly, proper butterbeans, and miso BBQ Atlantic calamari paired with the Palmetto Amber
  •     Hickory grilled Picanha steak, lobster mushrooms, truffle smashed potato, and lobster paired with the Palmetto Amber
  •     Seasons end local white shrimp, Ambrose Farms tomatoes and olives, bone marrow garlic toast paired with the Palmetto American Pale Ale
  •     Cast iron Cherry Point swordfish, Ambrose Farms beet salad with cauliflower and Meyer lemon paired with the Palmetto American Pale Ale
  •     White chocolate peanut butter moon pies, house made toffee, apple pie and ice cream paired with the Palmetto Espresso Porter

Mingo Point, located on the Kiawah River, is the perfect location to sit back and watch a beautiful sunset while enjoying the essence of sustainability. Live music will entertain outdoor diners as they sip on native alehouse specialties from Palmetto Brewing Co. A representative from the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood program will be on hand sharing information with guests on sustainable seafood and how to make sustainable choices when eating out and at home.

Tickets for the October 12, 2013 are $65 (taxes and gratuity are not included). Guests are invited to come by any time between four and seven p.m. Mingo Point is located at 876 Kiawah Island Parkway, Kiawah Island, S.C. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 768-2790. 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 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 Kiawah Island Golf Resort:
Located along 10 miles of pristine beach just south of Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is rated as one of the country’s top resorts by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Conde Nast Traveler magazines. It includes The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s ultra-luxury 255-room hotel and spa – and over 500 private villas and luxury homes, five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course – host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA and 2012 PGA championships. The resort also ranks as the number one tennis resort in the world by Tennis Resorts Online (http://www.tennisresortsonline.com), and features an award winning recreation and nature program. Kiawah Island’s beach was named one of America’s top 10 beaches by famed “beachologists” Dr. Stephen Leatherman (http://www.DrBeach.org). For more information, visit http://www.kiawahresort.com or call 800.654.2924.

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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