Take a walk on the wild side and get a taste of the sea at the Toronto Zoo’s Seafood for Thought dinner on June 20.
The unique event A�is a fundraiser for the zoo’s conservation fund and will feature an elegant outdoor setting with seafood tastings, wine and beer pairings and, of course, close encounters of the furry kind, including giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao. Seafood for Thought will deliver an engaging and elegant way to discover how our choices protect the health of soil, water, and ocean wildlife.
The event will feature some of Toronto’s top chefs and culinary talent, including Ted Corrado, (Drake Hotel), Lora Kirk (Ruby Watchco), Jason Bangerter (O & B Canteen & Luma), Trisha Sheen (Crush Wine Bar),David Friedman (Red Fish), Giacomo Pasquini (Vertical Restaurant) and more!A�
A message from the Toronto Zoo:
Ocean fish are wildlife – the last such creatures that we hunt on a large scale. And while the sheer size of the oceans is awesome, there are many signs that we have found their limits. The Zoo’s goal is to raise awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources to ensure a future with abundant ocean wildlife. Nearly 75% of the world’s fisheries are either fully fished or over fished. Sustainable sources are those that can exist over the long-term without compromising species survival or the health of the surrounding ecosystem. Seafood Watch (a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium) and Ocean Wise are programs supported by the Toronto Zoo that educate how, through better practices, we can create healthy, abundant oceans for everyone! But there is still much to be done.
As a leader of conservation, the Toronto Zoo, Canada’s premier Zoo, is committed to helping spread the message on preserving our natural world. Seafood For ThoughtT is one example of our commitment to sustainability. Almost 75% of the world’s fisheries are fished to capacity, or overfished. You can make a difference by coming out and learning how to make wise seafood choices to save our ocean wildlife.A�Tickets and full details are available online atA�torontozoo.com.