The dinner, which celebrates sustainable and creative seafood choices, will feature Marinated Fluke Crudo, Butter-Poached Lobster, and Olive-Oil Poached Rainbow Snapper. Chefs Becker and Semidev will also prepare Milk Chocolate and Apples Cups for dessert.
A Baltimore native, Chef Chris Becker graduated from the Baltimore Culinary Institute and was noted as one of the top “Chefs to Watch” byBaltimore magazine and identified as one of “Ten Professionals Under 30 to Watch” by b newspaper. He has moved up the ranks by spending time in the kitchens of The Brass Elephant, Linwoods, and The Wine Market in Locust Point. Chef Becker combines both traditional and modern techniques, creating elegant dishes that reflect his intense devotion to his craft.
Born and raised in New York, Chef de Cuisine Omar Semidev graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. He had great opportunities to work under Chef Brian Bistron at Braeburn Restaurant and later on studied under Chef Michael Anthony at Gramercy Tavern. After making the move to Baltimore, Chef Semidev held his first position at The Wine Market as a sous chef, working under Chef Becker.
After fostering a strong collaborative working environment between the two, they have joining together again at Fleet Street Kitchen.
This unique series features educational cooking demonstrations by well-known local chefs followed by seated dinners overlooking the Aquarium’s coveted view of the Baltimore Harbor. Previous guests chefs have included Bryan Voltaggio (VOLT), Jason Ambrose (Salt), Timothy Dean, Thomas Dunklin (B&O American Brasserie), Chad Wells (Alewife), Jessie Sandlin, Jill Snyder, John Shields (Gertrude’s), Antonio Baines (Tapas Teatro), Tamesha Warren (The Oval Room), and Galen Sampson (The Dogwood).
Each dinner is themed around sustainable seafood choices that are available in this region. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and cooking demonstration led by the guest chef, followed by a fine dining experience that includes the sustainable course paired with perfectly matched regional wine. The evening will conclude with a stroll through the Aquarium. Guests will leave with complete recipes and information about where to purchase sustainable seafood locally.
Fresh Thoughts: A Sustainable Seafood Dining Series
with Chef Chris Becker and Chef Omar Semidev
of Fleet Street Kitchen
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
$79 for members, $99 non-members
For reservations, please call 410-576-3869.
INFO: Visit www.aqua.org
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