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Big Jones to host Trash Fish Dinner with Chefs Collaborative, featuring the best seafood you’ve never tried
On Monday, May 20, executive chef Paul Fehribach in conjunction with Chefs Collaborative will be joined by nine of Chicago’s premier chefs to present a Trash Fish Dinner at Big Jones. The event benefits Chefs Collaborative, a national network of chefs working to make sustainable practices second nature in restaurant kitchens. The dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by an eight-course, family-style dinner at 7 p.m. Seafood for the evening will be provided by event sponsor Fortune Fish and Gourmet. The cost of the dinner is $125 per person, inclusive of tax, gratuity and alcohol. Tickets are required and can be purchased by calling 617-236-5200 or online at chefscollaborative.org/events.
The featured chefs will showcase lesser-known fish species in each course, like dogfish, smelt, speckled trout and triggerfish. These sustainable fish, often known as “trash fish,” have traditionally been left off the menu by chefs, discarded by fishermen as bycatch, and are virtually unknown to the general public.
The Trash Fish Dinner chef lineup is as follows:
Hosted by chef Paul Fehribach – Big Jones
Erling Wu-Bower – Avec
Paul Kahan - Blackbird
Bruce Sherman - North Pond
Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris - Prairie Grass Café
Laura Piper - Trattoria No. 10
Michael and Patrick Sheerin - Trenchermen
Paul Virant – Vie; Perennial Virant
The Trash Fish Dinner sponsors are as follows:
American Harvest Organic Spirit
Environmental Defense Fund
Fortune Fish and Gourmet
Monterey Bay Aquarium and Seafood Watch
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