September 16th, 2017 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Celebrating Georgetown’s Fishing Heritage & the Future of the Fisheries
Georgetown, Maine has been an important fishing community for hundreds of years. Over those centuries, the maritime community has expanded and contracted and expanded again depending on changing tastes, the state of the fisheries, and the environment that sustains them.
Recently, members of Georgetown’s diverse maritime community have engaged in multiple efforts to map out a sustainable future – from researching harvesting invasive species, diversifying from traditional lobstering into aquaculture and moving from harvesting to farming – realizing that no one approach is a magic bullet. All with an eye to support the next generation and extend Georgetown’s future as a great place to live with an active fishing community.
Presented by Robinhood Free Meetinghouse and the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association, Sea the Future aims to tie together Georgetown’s heritage as a fishing community with present day attempts to adapt our fishing practices and customer palates to the realities imposed upon us by the changing nature of our fisheries, environmental changes and economics.
Join us for a Delicious and Educational Night!
- Georgetown’s Story – Experts from Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association and representatives from Georgetown will kick off the day with a panel discussion on the changing nature and approaches to the sea focusing on Georgetown’s efforts to adapt.
Marissa McMahan, Senior Fisheries Scientist, Manomet
Tommy Bolster, Farm Manager, Robinhood Cove Oyster Farm
Chad Campbell, Georgetown Harvester, Chair Shellfish Conservation Committee
Monique Coombs, Director of Marine Programs, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
- Bounty of Georgetown: Following the panel will be a four course prix fixe dinner prepared by Chef Ali Waks Adams the Executive Chef of the Brunswick Inn and Chef Partner of Butter & Salt Pop-Up. The dinner will focus on marine life raised, caught, or harvested in Georgetown – with a few sustainable options from farther afield thrown in! Clams, oysters and whatever the sea produces that week will be on the menu.
Dinner Tickets are $55 a person and include tax and gratuity. Wine, beer and cocktails will be available for sale.
Amuse – Robinhood Cove Oyster – foraged apple mignonette
1st – Whipped Smoked Mackerel – crostini, Robinhood Cove seaweed
2nd – Quahog Clams Casino – bacon, gochujang, scallion salad
3rd – Cioppino – assorted fish, steamers, tomato broth, fennel, green crab roe aioli
4th – Black Tea Poached Pears – chocolate bergamot sorbet