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SUSTAINABLE FISH BENEFIT DINNER IN BETHLEHEM

August 23, 2010

If you by chance find yourself in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this evening you’ll want to consider taking your evening meal at Starfish Brasserie (www.starfishbrasserie.com – 51 W. Broad Street) where they’re hosting a fundraiser for the Gulf Coast using sustainable seafood found in that region.

This more landlocked seafood restaurant helmed by Kristofor Sandholm is dedicated to promoting sustainable seafood and, after much conversation with their compassionate patrons, Sandholm and his staff felt compelled to do something for the fishermen on the Gulf Coast and to promote clean and safe fishing in the region. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. tonight the $50 four course meal will be served (including: seaweed seared yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi with lobster mushrooms, and drumfish with okra and more) with an option for adding on a wine course at just another $25 per person.

Sandholm says from the kitchen, “We are doing this because of our business being a sustainable seafood restaurant. Not only do I have strong feelings towards what happened in the Gulf but a large majority of our guests feel the same way. They started asking us questions immediately about our impact on seafood choices as soon as the tragic event took place.”

This one night special event has room for just 100 guests with all the proceeds from the dinner, and a silent auction, going to sea conservation organization, Oceana (www.oceana.org). Also on hand will be Sean Dimin, the co-founder of Sea2Table (www.sea2table.com), local musician Dan DeChellis, and guest chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi (www.miyassushi.com – New Haven, CT). Sandholm concludes, “We are hoping to bring in around 6500 to 7000 dollars for a donation to Oceana. Right now we are hoping and waiting to see what happens with the latest shrimp harvest from yesterday.”

To get more information about tonight’s dinner, the restaurant and the causes they support call (610) 332-8888, or email info@starfishbrasserie.com.

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