Sustainable Seafood Expo & Chef’s Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Last weekend I wrote about our fabulous holiday party held at Brouwerij West in Warehouse No. 9 at the Port of Los Angeles.  Due to the overwhelming local response and interest in the new brewery and Crafted, I decided to share another event that I attended at Crafted a little while back. Crafted is right next door to Brouwerij West, located  in Warehouse No. 10. The event was the 2nd Annual Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef’s Table Dinner, hosted by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Friends.

Mermaid Linden

The Expo was designed to help consumers choose the right fish for their dish – one that’s healthy and good for the environment as well. Choosing the right fish can have a positive impact on the marine environment and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium leads the way in educating local consumers, chefs, and restaurateurs on this topic.

Chefs, Fishermen, Local Experts, and A Real Mermaid were on hand to explain fisheries, habitats, and species management to promote and sustain wild, diverse, and healthy ocean ecosystems that will last long into the future. Ongoing seafood sampling and educational opportunities were available at booths throughout the Expo. The dinner was a stunning al fresco farm-to-table dining experience, featuring locally sourced seafood and seasonal fare prepared by Chef Paul Buchanan of Primal Alchemy.

BROUWERIJ WEST is a SAN PEDRO BREWERY & TASTING ROOM  – Brewing Belgian-inspired craft beers in a restored massive WWII- era Warehouse No. 9 at the Port of Los Angeles.

CRAFTED AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES  is a large-scale permanent handmade artisan marketplace. The classically restored Warehouse No. 10 is home to more than 100 individual artists, crafters and food makers, each presenting their unique handcrafted goods in a vibrant patchwork of shop spaces.

Sustainable Seafood Expo

Savvy Choices for Seafood Lovers

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Chef Paul Buchanan

Red Coconut Curry, Halibut, Black Thai RiceSustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Chef Sam Choy

Spicy Ahi Poke in Aburaage

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

For the 1st Annual Sustainable Seafood Expo, I had the opportunity to interview “The Godfather of Poke” Chef Sam Choy on sustainability and poke here.

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Chef Pete Lehmar

Gladstones

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Whole Foods Market

Barramundi in Gazpacho with Bacon, Cilantro, and Sourdough Bread

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Chef Bernard Ibarra and Terranea Resort

Roasted Rockfish and Carrot Skewer, Cumin Lime Yogurt, Cilantro

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Prime Time Seafood

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Best take-away idea from the Expo:

Serve sashimi on a piece on slate over crushed ice. The fish is blissfully cold and pristine!

 

Chef’s Table Dinner

Chef Paul Buchanan

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Menu

Tray Passed Appetizers

Kabocha Soup: Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Kabocha Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Maple Whipped Cream

Stainless Steel Airpot

Best take-away idea from the Chef’s Dinner:

Large Capacity Stainless Steel Airpot to Serve Hot Soup!

Persian Cucumber: Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Persian Cucumber Cups with Applewood Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon & Dill Aioli

Red Thai Curry Laughing Bird Shrimp Spoons with Kaffir Lime & Sweet Peppers

Red Thai Curry Laughing Bird Shrimp Spoons with Kaffir Lime & Sweet Peppers

Family-Style Sit-Down Dinner

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Rustic Breads and Creamy Olive Tapenade

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Persimmon Salad: Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Local Greens, Fuyu Persimmon, Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds, Shaved Manchego, Balsamic Red Onions, Moscatel Sherry Vinaigrette

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Santa Barbara Shrimp: Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Paella: Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Market Catch Paella with Santa Barbara Shrimp, Mussels, and Yellow Fin Tuna

Market Catch Paella with Santa Barbara Shrimp, Mussels, and Yellow Fin Tuna

Lemongrass Cod: Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Lemongrass Cod: Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Lemongrass Marinated Black Cod with Red Quinoa, Kaffir Lime, Grilled Scallions

Farmers Market Oven Roasted Vegetable Platters, Seasoned Nicely & Cooked to Perfection

Farmers Market Oven Roasted Vegetable Platters, Seasoned Nicely & Cooked to Perfection

Sustainable Seafood Expo and Chef's Table Dinner at CRAFTED

Dessert

White Peach, Nectarine & Cardamom Cobbler with Toasted Pine Nut Crumbles, Whipped Cream & Mint

White Peach, Nectarine & Cardamom Cobbler with Toasted Pine Nut Crumbles, Whipped Cream & Mint

 

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Seafood Expo will take place at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Please visit the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium website here for details as we get closer to that event date.

And be sure to read about our Holiday Party at Brouwerij West in Warehouse No. 9 here:

Holiday Party at Brouwerij West in Warehouse No. 9

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