Over the last decade Catalina Offshore Products has joined California’s renowned food artisans in showcasing the state’s finest culinary ingredients at the annual Celebrate the Craft. This year was no different as we not only displayed our fresh fish, but many of the participating chefs and restaurants served tastes using a variety of our sushi-grade seafood.
Throughout the event, which was held Oct. 6 at the beautiful Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, visitors strolled and sampled premier wines and brews, small plates and desserts. Each dish was created with natural ingredients and careful craftsmanship. Amid a park-like setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the scene was quintessential California.
As the festivities wound down, a lucky few came to Catalina’s table inspired by recipes they’d sampled and walked away with whole fish, crab claws and uni to enjoy at home. Our fearless leader Dave Rudie masterminded the giveaway as he answered questions about our displayed sea bass, groupers, crab, green and purple sea urchins and more. He was overhead saying, “This is much more fun than packing it all up to bring back to the plant!” That generosity also extends at our fish market where we celebrate the craft of seafood year round. Walk in on any given day and you just might find a guest chef or our fishmonger Tommy Gomes cooking up the freshest catch, offering tastes and recipes!