Credit: Haley Hill
Credit: Haley Hill

The Marine Room and San Diego’s Top Chefs Gear Up to Host a 5-Course Sustainable, Seafood Dinner for Charity

Support Sustainable Fishing Practices and Reserve Your Seat to This Waterfront Dinner in La Jolla!

Set on the scenic shores of La Jolla, The Marine Room offers patrons an elegant dining experience and a front-row seat to dramatic waves. Floor-to-ceiling windows give way to views of the Pacific, while the menu features innovative seasonal creations and, of course, fresh, wild-caught seafood of all kinds.

Sustainable Seafood Dinner Charity by The Marine Room
Credit: The Marine Room

At the helm of this iconic, time-honored restaurant sits Executive Chef Mike Minor, who’s brought about a culinary renaissance in the La Jolla Shores neighborhood with inventive dishes like his Creekstone Farms dry-aged prime New York steak with an Oaxacan spice demi-glace and Tuna Tartare Cones–a starter of raw yellowtail tuna with serrano-soy glaze that’s served in mini gold foil-wrapped wafer cones and finished with beluga caviar.

Sustainable Seafood Dinner Charity by The Marine Room
Credit: The Marine Room

This month, guests can get a taste of Minor’s talents, along with other renowned local chefs, at The Marine Room’s A Conscious Catch fundraiser on June 13 from 6-9 p.m. This sustainable dinner will feature creations from The Marine Room’s Chef Minor and Chef de Cuisine Alex Pailles as well as Bravo TV “Top Chef Masters” alumn Rick Moonen, owner and Chef Travis Swikard of Callie, Executive Chef Carlos Anthony of Herb & Wood and Matsu owner and chef William Eick.

The menu will feature locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, thoughtfully selected to support our local seafood purveyors and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint. Each course will be paired with a wine from Grgich Hills Estate, a pioneer in regenerative organic agriculture.

Guests will begin their evening with a welcome cocktail from Beeside Balcony’s mixologist Naomi Lackey, followed by a round of passed appetizers prepared by Chef Minor and Chef Pailles. Chef Eick will start off the savory portion of the meal with scallops prepared with artichoke and taberu rayu (a Japanese version of Chinese chili oil). The second course will feature ora king salmon prepared by Chef Swikard, while Chef Anthony will devise a third course of grilled sea bass. And to finish things off on a sweet note, Puffer-Malarkey Collective Executive Pastry Chef Laura Warren will present a grand finale dessert of chocolate cremeux with sesame, fish sauce foam, chocolate crumble and furikake cashews.

A Conscious Catch will not only please the palates of everyone in attendance, but this sustainable dinner will also directly benefit the Walter Munk Foundation For the Oceans, a legacy of “daring exploration and discovery through scientific research, education and ocean conservation.”

To reserve your seat, click here!


The Marine Room
2000 Spindrift Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

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