Dinner & A Movie — Seafood-Style

Clam chowder, full of sustainable clams, will be served tomorrow at the Yankee Pier Lafayette event. (Photo courtesy of Yankee Pier)

Head to Yankee Pier in Lafayette tomorrow at 6 p.m. for just that, as well as a lesson in sustainable seafood.

The evening will get started with a screening of the international documentary, “The End of the Line,” which made its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film by Rupert Murray is the first major documentary to focus on the crisis facing today’s oceans because of overfishing.

Yankee Pier is joining with other restaurants around the country to host the “Fish ‘n’ Flicks” screening to urge consumers to choose sustainable seafood and to forgo critically endangered species such as bluefin tuna and beluga sturgeon.

The screening will be followed by a sustainable seafood dinner at 7 p.m., which includes classic New England clam chowder, Florida popcorn shrimp cocktail, barbecue-glazed artic char, and pan-roasted Hawaiian mahi-mahi.

Price for the dinner and movie is $39 per person. For reservations, call (925) 283-4100.

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  • sustainable seafood means lower in the food chain, yes? I’m afraid I’m very ignorant in these matters…

  • Hi Sophia: Sustainable seafood often are the species that are lower on the food chain such as sardines and clams. In general, it’s seafood that are plentiful in numbers, and have not been over-fished to the brink of extinction. It’s also seafood that is caught in a way that does little damage to the natural environment. And when it comes to aquaculture, sustainable farmed seafood are ones which are raised without doing detriment to other species or surrounding areas. My go-to-guide for knowing which fish is sustainable and which isn’t is the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Seafood Watch Guide.” You can check it out here: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx

  • hmmm, I want to see it, but I’m afraid I have my head in the sand… it’s all about the sushi.

  • I look forward to hearing your opinion on the film – its on my list to see to, but I’ll probably wait until it comes out on DVD, as my works gotten hectic lately.

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