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Celebrity Snakehead Dinner to benefit Oyster Recovery Partnership

The Baltimore Sun

Author, chef and National Geographic Fellow Barton Seaver joins eight chefs from Maryland and D.C. for this invasive species dinner benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Chefs include Baltimore's Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen) and Chad Wells (Alewife).

The dinner, at Rockfish in Annapolis, will feature the chefs' take on the notorious Northern Snakehead, the Blue Catfish and other invasive species. Seaver's book, For Cod and Country, will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds donated directly to the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

The other chefs include Scott Drewno (The Source by Wolfgang Puck), Kyle Bailey (Birch & Barley), Victor Albisu (BLT Steak) and Dennis Marron (Poste Moderne Brasserie) in Washington, D.C.; Michael Stavlas of Hellas Restaurant and Lounge in Millersville and Jimmy McCarthy of the host restaurant, Rockfish.

Joining Seaver as featured guests and speakers will be Steve Vilnit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service; Austin Murphy, organizer of the Potomac Snakehead Tournament; John Rorapaugh and Greg Casten of ProFish, Ltd. and Stephen Abel, executive director of the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

Tickets to the event, which includes a cocktail reception at Rockish's raw bar, are $100 and can be ordered by  contacting Sarah McDonald at Rockfish.

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