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New Dining Series Supports Sustainable Seafood

Eating with the Ecosystem, a new dining series that supports sustainable seafood, announces its special upcoming dinners. Three area restaurants are participating: Nourish, in Lexington; The Local Table, in Acton; and Ten Tables JP, in Jamaica Plain. The dinner dates are February 28, March 26 and April 16, respectively.

“This is a new approach to sustainable seafood for New England,” says organizer Sarah Schumann. “Eating with the Ecosystem brings together marine scientists, fishermen, chefs and diners to craft locally appropriate, community-based models for sustainable seafood consumption based on deep understandings of New England’s three major marine ecosystems: Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank and southern New England waters.”

This dinner series engages diners in understanding the pressures facing local marine ecosystems and in building a regionally tailored, ecologically holistic model for sustainable seafood consumption, Schumann explains. “Many people care about sustainable seafood but are likely to have received mixed messages and are probably grasping for information,” she adds. “This is an opportunity for them to deepen their understanding while participating in a fun, educational and truly ground-up approach to defining what sustainability means.”

Locations: Nourish, 1727 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington (southern New England waters, February 28); The Local Table, 251 Arlington St., Acton (Gulf of Maine, March 26); Ten Tables JP, 597 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (Georges Bank, April 16). For more information, call 401-297-6273, email [email protected]  or visit