Texas State Aquarium Hosts Unique Lionfish Cooking Course and Tasting Event

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April 4, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – On Tuesday, April 15, forget the stresses of tax day and join the Texas State Aquarium for a fascinating and exciting evening as we present “Incredible Edible Lionfish!”, our Sensational Sustainable Seafood cooking program for the month and a very unique dining experience. The event will be held in the Aquarium lobby from 7:00-10:00 p.m. 
 
This very special edition of our monthly Sensational Sustainable Seafood cooking class will offer you the opportunity to be one of the first people in the Coastal Bend to sample lionfish, which will be prepared as part of a cooking demonstration and competition between local chefs from Tavern on the Bay and Doc’s Seafood & Steaks. 
 
In addition, guest speaker Jorge Brenner from The Nature Conservancy will explain the history of how this beautiful but venomous species was introduced to the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico and what efforts are being made to regulate its population. 
 
Don’t miss this very special night at the Aquarium! Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members and include chef tastings, appetizers, a flaming dessert from Water’s Edge Catering, and a fascinating educational program. Also available will be a cash bar, door prizes, and a silent auction with proceeds supporting education and control of lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico. To reserve your seats, call (361) 653-2654 or email jgrumman@txstateaq.org.

 

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