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.
The Annual Gathering for San Diego County Food Vision 2030 takes place every fall, featuring inspirational speakers, interactive sessions, open space for dialogue and networking, and local food.