Where to get the freshest fish or seafood is a hot topic in landlocked Kansas City.
Other stories included an oyster class at Jax Fish House, a profile of exotic fish and seafood prepared with Mexican flair by chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos and a look at KC Shrimp Co., an aquaculture venture in Oak Grove, Mo.
Falcon and several of the chefs featured in the section will star at The Kansas City Zoo’s fifth annual Seafood Soiree, an educational tasting event with cooking demonstrations.
The indoor/outdoor event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
(Hint: Consumers can also pre-order and pick up product from the wholesale distribution center in Riverside.)
Chef John Smith will demonstrate how to properly prepare and cook homegrown shrimp from KC Shrimp Co.
The event will be held in Helzberg Penguin Park and co-sponsored by Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, an educational nonprofit that coaches consumers on how to ask for sustainable seafood when they grocery shop or dine out.
Seafood Watch also offers a handy app that helps consumers keep track of endangered fish or seafood.
Tickets for Seafood Soiree are $35 per person for zoo members or $45 per person for non-member.