This March, the San Diego Oceans Foundation is hosting Sustainable Seafood Week, a yearly event that encourages diners to frequent local businesses that practice seafood sustainability. Since 1984, the San Diego Oceans Foundation has been a volunteer focused organization aiming to educate the public on protecting the ecosystem and marine life, as well as inspire solutions for a sustainable future. During the week of March 10-15, 2013, many of San Diego’s esteemed restaurants will be donating proceeds from certain sustainable dishes to the organization. Check out the list of participating venues below and pick one or spend a night at each!
What better way to support seafood sustainability than to sit seaside while enjoying creative Californian cuisine? This year, George’s California Modern will be donating 15% of proceeds from the sales of Grilled Local Sardines and Pacific Oysters to the San Diego Oceans Foundation. Featuring cedar, marinated mussels, Aroi Ika, wild fennel, and whipped cream, the Grilled Local Sardine appetizer will satisfy the appetite and contribute to a good cause. Well known for scenic ocean views and a seasonal menu using fresh, local ingredients, George’s California Modern is the place to be during Sustainable Seafood Week!
The first seafood and oyster bar in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Blue Point remains dedicated to serving the finest seafood dishes. In honor of Sustainable Seafood Week, Blue Point will donate 20% of Faroe Islands Salmon sales to the San Diego Oceans Foundation. Served seared, this gluten-free entrée includes herbed couscous, steamed broccolini and olive-sundried tomato relish. Prior to diving into this entrée, sample other seafood specialties such as the Shrimp Cocktail or Famous Lobster Bisque. With an antique bar and oversized, comfortable booths, settle into Blue Point for a wonderful night in support of seafood sustainability.
For a global influence in seafood sustainability, Baci Ristorante will be participating by serving authentic old world Italian dishes. With a sophisticated dining room and enchanting patio, Baci Ristorante offers something for everyone. By ordering a special Sea Urchin dish, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the San Diego Oceans Foundation. Aside from seafood fare, order a plate of Toretllini con Prosciutto for a complete culinary experience. So come lavish in hearty Italian classics while supporting a sustainable future!
Nestled on Shelter Island, Humphreys is a San Diego landmark. Floor-to-ceiling windows highlight stretching views of the bay, boats, and beyond while guests dine on premium seafood and steak. As a top seafood destination, Humphreys will be supporting Sustainable Seafood Week by donating 15% of the proceeds from the Shetland Salmon entrée. Served with sautéed root vegetables and black truffle, this dish is organic and sustainable from the shores of Scotland. With unparalleled views in a luxurious dining room, stop in to Humphreys to enjoy international seafood and support a local organization!
The Terra American Bistro is proof that you don’t have to be near the ocean to support seafood sustainability. Located in La Mesa, this eatery prides itself on serving sustainable products all year round and Sustainable Seafood Week is no exception. Featuring a menu of small plates, salads, sammies, specialty bowls, and flatbreads, any appetite can leave satisfied, seafood lover or not. By ordering either of the two Sustainable Seafood Week specials of Smoked Fish or Grilled Salmon, Terra American Bistro will donate a proceed of sales to the San Diego Oceans Foundation, further cementing its sustainable practices. With fresh, regional ingredients incorporated into flavorful cuisine alongside local beers and California wines, Terra American Bistro is an East County haven for Sustainable Seafood Week.
With options located all over San Diego County, it is easy to find a place where you can enjoy scrumptious seafood and support the San Diego Oceans Foundation. Make a reservation today!
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