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Fresh off the boat…

May 20, 2012


One of my favorite things about Culver City, besides the amazing art happening at the moment, has to be Surfas Restaurant Supply. Its one of those places I get excited just thinking about. The shelves are stocked with high-quality insane products like Guerilla Honey, Meat Gloo, crystals made from the Essence of Basil, and just about every sort of kitchen utensil/gadget you can imagine. Every time I visit Surfas I experience something new.

This visit was no exception, except I was not shopping on this sojourn, instead of taking home some exotic chocolate or french cheese, I took home the experience of getting to cook with Chef Mark Gold of Eva restaurant in the Surfas Test Kitchen along with Annette Eason from A Sustainable Kitchen of Venice, and amazing seafood from Seafood for The Future. Together they set up a free demo illustrating the importance of sustainable fishing and the impact it has on our planet, and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to assist.

We graciously received Giant Spotted Prawns,caught off the coast of Santa Barbara just hours before, so fresh they were still kicking, and a huge basket of muscles. Both were delivered by Kim from Seafood for the Future. The shellfish was loaded right off the boat into her car and then driven directly to Surfas. No fresher Seafood than that unless you catch it yourself!

The demo was a HUGE success! The food Chef Mark Gold cooked was somehow simple yet decadent, fresh, and super tasty. Kim from Seafood for the Future answered tons of questions concerning the ever confusing subject of fresh or farm raised and why, and Annette was able to connect the importance of sustainable fishing with green living. Not to mention an audience of fifty got to indulge on the freshest prawns I have ever tasted!

I had so much fun at this Demo, I cant wait until the next! To see more pictures of the Live seafood and Chef Mark Gold head to my Facebook page

Make sure to check the Surfas Los Angeles website for future FREE demos from A Sustainable Kitchen.

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