Sensible seafood

30 Sep

So here is what we did with our evening.  Ya know, besides watch DVR and Thursday night TV…

Delicious barbecue shrimp from Rockefeller's. So. Good!


Band that was playing all night. A combo of surfy, oldies and bongo drum.


Butternut squash crab bisque. This was our favorite soup of the night. Creamy, butternut squashy everything you'd want for a fall seafood bisque.

 This event was held at the Virginia Aquarium and was put on by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Isn’t it kind of cruel to eat seafood in an aquarium?  Whatever, it was good. 

It was a pretty cool night.  It was called Sensible Seafood Fest and had an emphasis on local seafood and restaurants.  They also had information on different local farms and CSA’s.  We partook in a CSA this year and were really happy with the different veggies and fruits we got to try all year-long. 

I think I may have partook in a liiittle too much wine, but it’s all good.  ‘

Oh! Other honorable mentions are the raw oysters with lemon granita from Boot in Norfolk and the She Crab soup from the Surf Club in Virginia Beach.  They also served local Albemarle wines (Red blend and Sauvignon Blanc).  A great evening and a really good way to sample different food from local vendors.


2 Responses to “Sensible seafood”


  1. Slip slidin’ away « The Last Corral - March 12, 2011

    […] ya know, I had to watch the kids.  It was pretty cool.  I had only been to the Aquarium for the Sensible Seafood Fest, which is a very cool event in itself.  I definitely want to go back and see the different animals […]

  2. Sensible Seafood Festival – Part II « The Last Corral - May 27, 2011

    […] Last night, Leanne and I went to the Virginia Aquarium’s Sensible Seafood Festival.  This was the second one they’ve had.  You can read about the first go around here! […]

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