Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wicked Tuna Throwndown - Tonight at Alchemy Bistro

Last minute shout out about this event, happening tonight. I'm attending, so if you (sadface) can't make it you'll still get the long hand version of what went down AFTER I get back to my laptop. 

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Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Throw Down: 7:30 pm
Cost: $25
Location: Alchemy, 3 Duncan Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 978-281-3997

Here are some reasons to go to Alchemy tonight for this event:
1.It's raining.
2. It's Tuesday. 
3.Alchemy is toasty. 
4.Wicked Tuna is wicked cool. 
5.Throw-downs are exciting. 
6. These guys are famous. The guys from Wicked Tuna,  that is. I get to kvetch with them on their boat first. Not sure who, if anyone from the boats will be there. I assume they'll be joining us and that'd be wicked sweet.
7. I used to work for this restaurant group and I assure you, there'll be no shortage of fun-around-food here.
8. I'll be there.

About the Throw Down:

Alchemy's Chef Scott Jensen has challenged Chef Steve Morlino of Union Bar and Grille (where Jensen got his start) to a Wicked Tuna throw down! Both chefs will whip up their best dish using the famed tuna – yes, the tuna from the show – and guests will choose which chef comes out on top.

At the event, every guest gets a signature challenge cocktail made with Gloucester’s own Ryan & Wood spirits, a Wicked Tuna dish from each chef, and the opportunity to cast their vote for the winner.

About the Show:

Here's the dish on Wicked Tuna, in case you don't have a tv or have been abroad for the summer.
Airs on National Geographic Channel. Check their website for the schedule in your Time Zone.

Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there's a special breed of fishermen. For generations they've used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal.

Over the next 10 weeks, the most skilled fishermen will set out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000—they'll do whatever it takes to hook up.

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