Durham chef Amy Tornquist, Walking Fish Cooperative and Community-Supported Fishery are hosting a dinner devoted to eating an array of sustainably harvested strange seafood from the North Carolina coast.
The five-course meal will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Tornquist’s Durham restaurant, Watts Grocery.
Although the menu has not been finalized, Tornquist hopes to get some of these species for the meal: knobbed whelk, sting ray, sea asparagus, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel or spade fish. Although the other four courses are up in the air, the dessert will involve figs picked by the co-op fishermen from their yards on the coast.
The meal costs $70 per person or $100 per person with wine pairings. Proceeds will benefit Saltwater Connections, a project of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island.
To make a reservation, call 919-416-5040.