Sustainable Seafood with a Spanish Flair at the Next South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Dinner

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The South Carolina Aquarium and The Atlantic Room at Kiawah partner for the next sustainable seafood dinner.

Fresh seasonal ingredients, sustainable seafood, and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. That’s what you can expect at the next South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Dinner taking place September 6th, 2013 at The Atlantic Room at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. Executive Chef Jonathan Banta is putting a modern Spanish twist on the five-course dinner featuring wine perfectly paired with each dish.

Offerings Include:
-- Ajoblanco: Chilled almond soup with smoked Carolina trout paired with Jaume Serra “Cristalino”, Cava, NV
-- Brandada De Bacalao: Salt cured flounder, potato, pickled chilies, parsley, and lemon paired with Bodegas Ontañon “Vetiver Blanco”, Rijoa, 2011
-- Paella: Carolina Gold Rice, saffron, mussels, clams, shrimp, and Calico scallops paired with Bodegas Ontañon “Vetiver Rosado”, Rijoa, 2011
-- Seared Cherrypoint Wreckfish: Chorizo, crispy Brussels sprouts, heirloom potato croquette, and romesco sauce paired with Bodegas Ontañon “Vetiver Tinto”, Rijoa, 2010
-- Arbequina olive oil cake: Marcona almonds, local fruit and berries, mint syrup paired with Gonzales Byass, Palo Cortado, Jerez, NV

Join us for an exquisite dinner on one of Charleston’s premier island towns, Kiawah Island. Grab a date, sit back and let Chef Banta take care of all of your culinary needs. The Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Coordinator Shelley Dearhart will be on hand sharing information with guests about the best sustainable seafood choices. The dinner takes place at The Atlantic Room located at 1002 Ocean Course Drive, Kiawah Island, on September 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $75 plus tax and gratuity, 10% of the proceeds will go to the South Carolina Aquarium, to make a reservation call (843) 266-4085.

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 Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course:
With grand sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course is Kiawah's signature seafood restaurant...and more! Diners will find a menu comprised of fresh seasonal ingredients, delicious uncomplicated preparations and what Chef Jonathan Banta calls "the taste of the season" dishes, adding modern American twists on seasonal seafood selections from seas near and far. The Atlantic Room is a proud member of the Sustainable Seafood initiative that ensures the health of worldwide fisheries. Chef Banta's creations are perfectly complemented by an extensive wine list featuring the classics as well as new and exciting selections.
The Atlantic Room also provides an intimate private dining room adjacent to the main dining room. A spacious veranda with two fireplaces is just steps from the ocean and provides the perfect setting for post-round celebrations. The Atlantic Room is open seven days a week for dinner. The Ryder Cup Bar is open from 11:00am until dusk.

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 6 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 Memberships are available by calling (843)-577-FISH.


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