San Diego’s beloved James Beard Smart Catch Leader JoJo Ruiz is teaming up with WILDCOAST — an international non-profit started right here in San Diego whose mission is to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems — to bring together the worlds of sustainability and seafood for a culinary experience rooted in conservation in honor of World Oceans Day on Wednesday, June 8.
With a four-course prix-fixe menu sourced from local purveyors such as PureFish, a San Diego-based seafood distributor that holds sustainability and conservation to the highest standard, guests will have the chance to indulge in dishes that speak to the future of sustainable seafood. Think: "no-kill" caviar, line-caught tuna, Baja oysters and Santa Barbara black cod. Better yet, Chef JoJo will be exhausting his resources and using the scraps from the Tuna to create a Tonatto, which will dress the charcoal-grilled cauliflower served alongside the main entree.
Founder of PureFish, Shahin Mobine, will be joining the feast to discuss the importance of sourcing sustainable seafood, in conjunction with WILDCOAST co-founder and Executive Director, Serge Dedina, Ph.D., who will be speaking about WILDCOAST's conservation efforts. 20% of ticket sales will be donated directly to WILDCOAST's ocean conservation programs.
Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tickets can be purchased here.