SBMM Maritime Tastings

October 16, 2013 – October 16, 2013

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
What: Enjoy presentations by Fishermen and Scientists, as well as tastings by local Chefs.
When: Wednesdays, October 16 and 23, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Why: To celebrate local seafood and fishermen
Cost: $20 (members), $30 (non-members)
RSVP: (805) 962-8404 x115

The museum will be hosting three nights of fresh seafood presentations and cooking demonstrations during the month of October. Local fishermen and seafood producers will give a short presentation on how they harvest fresh seafood, followed by a presentation by scientists/experts on the catch, and a demonstration by local chefs on how to prepare each item.

Uni will be featured on October 16th, with presentations by local uni diver Bill Hooten; marine biologist Dr. Pauline Yu of UCSB’s Hofmann Laboratory; and Chef Justin West of Julienne in Santa Barbara.

Mussels will be featured on October 23rd, with presentations by local mariculturalists Bernard Friedman of Santa Barbara Mariculture and Doug Bush of Cultured Abalone; marine biologists Dr. Gretchen Hofmann and Dr. Morgan Kelly of UCSB’s Hofmann Laboratory, and Chef Michael Hutchings of Michael’s Catering.

Each presentation will also feature tastings from local wineries and businesses.  Guest appearances will be made by SBMM’s partner organizations, the Ty Warner Sea Center and Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, to discuss sustainable seafood events and efforts. Tickets are $20 for Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and American Institute of Wine and Food members, and $30 for non-members. For ticket information please contact the Museum Store at (805) 962-8404 x115.

This series is being held in collaboration with the American Institute of Wine and Seafood and the Ty Warner Sea Center, and these events are part of Santa Barbara’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Epicure promotion. On October 10th the Ty Warner Sea Center will hold their annual Sensational Seafood Event on Sterns Wharf (not included in the Maritime Museum series).