INVASIVE SPECIES DINNER AND SCREENING 

FEBRUARY SATURDAY 27TH 2016
7:30PM - 9:30PM
DEAUVILLE BEACH RESORT

 


STOP INVASIVE SPECIES ONE BITE AT A TIME  PAIRED WITH CRAFTED BEERS BY CONCRETE BEACH BREWERY

 

  • Menu created and presented by Chef Pedro Luis Restrepo Ortiz
  • Films by Kerrin Sheldon and Elaine Sheldon

*Featuring Special Guests: Tiffany Noe (Writer, forager and urban farmer) and Eric Billips (Owner Isla Morada Dive Center, Lion Fish Hunter) 

 

The lionfish presents a serious threat to Florida's marine life. They have overtaken the ocean, destroying coral reef and fish populations in their wake. Although the lionfish are beautiful and sell for as much as $200 per fish in New York City as pets, they are detrimental to the native ecosystem. On top of that, they are hard to catch.  Luckily, they are also delicious.

FilmGate Interactive is proud to announce our first CUISINE AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES DINNER, designed to inform citizens about Florida's fragile ecosystem with a screening, curated feast and a pairing of craft beers by local brewery Concrete Beach. The Lionfish Dinner, freshly caught by Islamorada Dive Center owner Eric Billips and his crew, will be accompanied by berries, fruit and vegetables of invasive species, sourced out by local forager Tiffany Noé.

 

Humans are the only natural predators for the lionfish and we invite you to help the ecosystem one bite at a time!

MENU:

APPETIZER

Lionfish, marinated in pomegranate juice, placed on top of fresh sliced avocado, with diced red onion cilantro and sea purslane, accompanied by slices of toasted old fashioned bread.

Beer: Concrete Brewery Stiltsville

ENTREE: "INVADER ON THE ISLANDS"

Grilled lionfish over special local "sauce poivre". Red berries, Brazilian peppers, spiced rum and heavy cream. With slices papaya and Florida pellitory leaves on top. Pick one of the 3 special mashed as sides. (Mashed potato, mashed sweet potato and mashed plantain) 

Beer: Concrete Brewery Mas Hops

DESSERT: MOUSSE DUET

Berry and mango mousse, spread on chocolate cup, with Russian cigars. 

Beer: Concrete Brewery's Common Amber Lager