Celebrate Seafood events are a great way to learn more about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood and the steps you can take to protect the oceans. 2013 events will included documentary screenings, dinners, cooking classes and forums. Check back often to see what's in store in this new year!

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Seafood Dinner at Tomasso Trattoria Enoteca

When: February 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
Where: Tomasso | The Crossings, 154 Turnpike Road, Southborough, Mass.
Cost: $75 per person, $70 per Aquarium member (includes wine pairings)
Reservations: Please call 508-481-8484


Crudo of fluke with Taggiasca olives, tangerine and pancetta powder
Warm crab over carrot budino with creamy crab sauce
Apulian Grano Arso spaghetti with spicy calamari-tomato sauce
Pan-seared Acadian red fish with steamed Wellfleet clams, romanesco cauliflower in caper-oregano pesto






Previous Events in 2014

Celebrate Seafood Dinner at Row 34

When: January 27, 2014, 7:00 pm
Where: Row 34, 383 Congress St, Boston, MA
Cost: $80 per person, $75 per Aquarium member


Raw Bar: Island Creek oysters, Row 34 oysters and others
Second Course: Farmed Arctic char lox, fried rye bread, walnut pesto, pickled gold beets
Third Course: Pan-roasted wild wreckfish, risotto, shaved baby fennel, blood orange
Dessert: Fried apple hand pies with caramel sauce

Guests enjoyed a four-course seafood dinner with wine and beer pairing, created by award-winning Chef Jeremy Sewall. Aquarium sustainable seafood experts, oyster farmers and fishermen took part in the evening. From the same team behind Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34 is a workingman’s oyster bar: an approachable and convivial neighborhood-focused restaurant and bar that continues the team’s mission of celebrating New England’s rich seafood traditions and the farmers, fishermen and lobstermen who inspire them.

Previous Events in 2013

Sustainable Sushi Class

Date: February 28, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education

The New England Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Program and Aquarium Executive Chef Bill Bradley team up with the Boston Center for Adult Education for a hands-on sustainable sushi class. With the know-how to make sustainable sushi at home, you’ll be wrapping and rolling your way to more vibrant oceans and more delicious dinners!


Sustainable Seafood Dinner at City Landing

Date: April 8, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: City Landing, 255 State St., Boston
Reservations: 617-725-0305

The New England Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Program partners with City Landing’s accomplished chef, Bill Brodsky, for an evening of wine, food and conversation. The four-course dinner will feature curried mussels, seared Arctic char and caramelized black cod. Members of our Conservation team will be on hand to talk about the featured species and offer information about the important connection between the ocean and your plate.


Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Tomasso Trattoria

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: 154 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 
Reservations: 508-481-8484 or tomassotrattoria.com

Tomasso Trattoria is hosting the next Celebrate Seafood dinner event with a four-course, traditional Italian dinner from Executive Chef Joshua Brown. Members of our Sustainable Seafood Programs will be on hand to talk about the featured species and offer information about the important connection between the ocean and your plate.

Massachusetts Aquaculture 101: 
A Teach-In On Our Seafood Farms

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium 

Did you know that oysters, scallops, fin fish, clams and shrimp—all delicious and sustainable sources of healthy proteins in our seafaring state—are farmed right here in Massachusetts? Join us to learn from producers, researchers, chefs and officials about the role aquaculture in our state will play in the future of our food system. Keynote address by Barton Seaver (pictured at right), chef, author of For Cod and Country and sustainability fellow in residence at the New England Aquarium.

Sustainable Seafood Dinner
Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

When: September 24, 2013, 7:30 pm
Where: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
25 Charles Street, Boston, MA 
Cost: $65/person, $55/Aquarium members 
Reservation: 617-723-7575

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro (BHHB) and the New England Aquarium are co-hosting a delicious evening to raise awareness of the challenges facing the oceans and the benefits of sustainable seafood. For just $65 per person, $55 for New England Aquarium members, guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind, multi-course dinner from Executive Chef Josh Lewin with communal seating that will satiate the palate while satisfying the soul. For an additional $30, guests can enjoy an optional wine pairing with each course.



The New England Aquarium has resources available to help you identify ocean-friendly seafood choices.
Learn how to pick ocean-friendly seafood species and a variety of great recipes.

Elizabeth Fitzsimons
Outreach Coordinator, Sustainable Seafood Programs