Smithsonian Presents Celebrity Chef Alton Brown
The Smithsonian Associates, in cooperation with the National Museum of Natural History, will present a special culinary weekend hosted by Food Network star Alton Brown, Friday, March 20, through Saturday, March 21.
The weekend will feature three separate events focusing on sustainable seafood: an evening reception with seafood tastings, morning panel discussions with science and culinary experts and a four-course luncheon prepared by some of the country’s top sustainable seafood chefs.
The weekend begins with the seafood tasting event Friday, March 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the rotunda of the National Museum of Natural History. More than 25 of Washington’s best-known chefs will create seafood specialties for the evening, and many of the chefs will autograph cookbooks, available for purchase at the event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The evening will feature a selection of sushi, East and West Coast oysters, wild salmon, blue crab, smoked trout, yellowfin tuna, shrimp and scallops paired with accompanying wines. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the chefs who created the evening’s fare and to shake hands with Brown.
On Saturday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brown will preside over two lively panel discussions on the topics of sustainability and consumer choices in Baird Auditorium in the National Museum of Natural History. The audience will learn how to make informed choices about the seafood they consume in order to minimize their impact on the ocean environment. A selection of books by the morning’s speakers will be available for signing after the program. A four-course luncheon prepared by some of the country’s top sustainable seafood chefs is set to follow the seminar.
Date : 3/20/2009
Time : 6:00 p.m.
Location : National Museum of Natural History, 10th & Constitution NW
Ticket : Ticket prices for the tasting and book-signing event Friday, March 20, are $90 for general admission and $75 for Resident Associate members. Prices for the two panel discussions Saturday, March 21, are $75 for general admission and $60 for Resident Associate members. The luncheon on Saturday is sold out.
Contact/Ticket Buying Information : For tickets and additional information, contact The Smithsonian Associates at (202) 633-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
Post courtesy of Washington Life Magazine