Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bounty Of The Bay Dinner in Annapolis

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Boatyard Bar & Grill will co-host the Bounty of the Bay Dinner from 6 to10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28 in Annapolis.

“The Bounty of the Bay Dinner is a celebration of Maryland Seafood and our State’s watermen,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin. “By supporting local watermen, farmers and restaurants, not only are we are supporting our State’s economy, but our food doesn’t have to travel far to get our table, which means fewer carbon emissions and a fresher product.”

Through The Bounty of the Bay, DNR and its partners are working to highlight the State’s down-home delicacies and the hardworking men and women behind them. Dinner will include the standard Maryland fare, but also highlight overlooked dishes such as yellow perch.

The dinner comes on the heels of the successful From the Bay, For the Bay Dine Out, which took place in early October. More than 170 restaurants from Pennsylvania to Virginia donated $1 from every dinner Maryland seafood dinner sold during that week to the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a non-profit organization working to rebuild the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population. DNR, the Oyster Recovery Partnership and the participating restaurants raised more than $20,000 to help restore Maryland’s native oyster.

The Bounty Of The Bay Dinner will include a raw bar and a five-course meal featuring Maryland oysters, crab meat, striped bass, and yellow perch. Tickets will be limited to the first 125 guests who make a reservation. The dinner is $49 per ticket and includes all food, tax and gratuity.

To RSVP or for more information call the Boatyard Bar & Grill at 410-216-6206.

source: MD DNR

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