Minnesota Zoo Host 6th Annual Fish Bites Seafood Sampling Event
Apple Valley, MINN – September 17, 2012
Foodie Sue Zelickson to receive Zoo’s first “Fish Smart Champion” Award
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm.
– October is National Seafood Month and the Minnesota Zoo is celebrating with its 6th annual “Fish Bites” event on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
During the event, Twin Cities’ top chefs will prepare sustainable freshwater and ocean dishes for sampling accompanied by sustainable wine provided by Lakeville Liquors. The event will be emceed by Brian Turner, the host of Cities 97’s Acoustic Sunrise and Sunset.
Restaurants participating in this year’s “Fish Bites” event include: The Oceanaire Seafood Room; Sea Change; Masu Sushi & Robata; FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar; Heidi’s Minneapolis; The Butcher and The Boar; Birdhouse; Luci Ancora * Ristorante Luci and Lancer Catering.
Local foodie Sue Zelickson will receive the Zoo’s first “Fish Smart Champion” award at the event for her on-going support of the Zoo’s mission and sustainable seafood initiatives.
Tickets for Fish Bites can be purchased in advance at mnzoo.org. All funds raised will support the Minnesota Zoo’s conservation efforts.
About Fish Bites
Fish Bites is designed to raise greater awareness about the importance of buying sustainable seafood – seafood that is either wild caught or farm-raised that cannot only sustain current populations but thrive over the long term while not damaging the environment. Fish Bites is just one way the Minnesota Zoo raises awareness about buying seafood from sustainable sources.
About Sue Zelickson
You will find Zelickson’s culinary insights in her "Sue Z Says" column in Minnesota Monthly Magazine. She is a James Beard Broadcast Media Award Winner and judge's local and national chef and cooking contests. She has edited nine fundraising cookbooks and is the founder of the local Kids Cafe, an after school cooking and dining program, and the Women Who Really Cook networking organization.
The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).