Rose infused citrus spritz with mango chunks and crushed wild berries and sweetened with passionfruit puree and agave. Shaken and strained, and garnished with a lemon wheel.
The Heirloom Pear
Green pears and marinate in white wine. Add mint, 2oz green apple puree. Shake over ice, strain, topped with prosecco. Pour in kedem Chablis and garnished fresh pear heart.
Refreshing craft cocktails from new Upper West Side hot spot Arba. With a Mediterranean-focused menu and variety of kosher and gluten free offerings, Abra fashions seven signature cocktails with flavors of apricot, fig, lavender and pomegranate each with different vitamins and various health benefits.
The 4th annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival celebrates National Seafood Month on the iconicSanta Monica PieronSaturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from4-7 PM(VIP access at 3PM). The event features tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs, live music, the popular oyster shucking competition, sustainable seafood VIP Lounge and more. This seafood-loving food fest is100% free of single-use plasticsand benefitsHeal the Baywho help to keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean.
“We are delighted to be part of this year’s OFF THE HOOK,” said Apryl Boyle, Associate Director of Heal the Bay Santa Monica Aquarium, “This event brings together the best restaurants and seafood dishes while also helping to draw awareness for sustainability and ocean friendly lifestyle practices.”
This year’s festival will feature Santa Monica’s top chef’s showcasing dishes with their underwater ingredients such asoysters, baja kanpachi, ahi handrolls, shrimp mac and cheese, lobster rollsand more. Participants include Chef and RestauranteurJason FulliloveofBarbara Jean, Barbara PollastranifromHeroic DeliandGovind ArmstrongfromThe Lobster,and bites from other amazing restaurants such asBOA,Sushi Roku,Herringbone,Red O,Blue Plate Oysterette,1212 Santa Monica,The Albright,T MBI Craft Indian Kitchen,Del Frisco’s Grille,Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken,Enterprise Fish Co.,Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.,TrashFish Box,Jimmy’s Famous American Tavernand more.
The OFF THE HOOK Oyster Shucking Competition, sponsored by The Albright,is always a crowd favorite where competitors battle it out for “Best in Shuck.” TheHeal the Bay Santa Monica Aquarium, located directly under the Pier, will also be offering free entry to VIP ticket holders.
Tickets are $50.00 in advance for general admission, which include tastings, access to beer and wine garden, spirits tasting, live music, games and more and VIP tickets are $85.00 in advance and include early entry at 3 p.m. and access to the Sustainable Seafood VIP Lounge with curated cocktails and specialty seafood dishes from FIG, Barbara Jean, and Omega Blue Seafood.
OFF THE HOOK is proudly sponsored byPeroni/Blue Moon, Odwalla, The Albright, Getaround, Kevita, Fresh Wata, Kikori Whiskey, Cheeky Plates, Get Around, Eco Eats Party Ware, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Buy Local Santa Monica, Santa Monica Daily Press, LA Weekly, Angeleno, ATOD MagazineandYelp.
A portion of proceeds will benefit Heal the Bay to help preserve our local oceans, waves, and beaches for future generations. Tickets are available now www.offthehookseafoodfest.com.
ABOUT HEAL THE BAY:
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy. Learn more at www.healthebay.org.