Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Oceanaire Partners with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Supporting Sustainable Fisheries

Alaska Halibut (Photo: Landry's Inc.)

From our friends at The Oceanaire Seafood Room...

The Oceanaire Serving Alaska Halibut and King Crab for Limited Time

Local seafood restaurant partners with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to offer freshest, seasonal delicacies

The Oceanaire Seafood Room is proud to announce its partnership with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) only serving guests the freshest seasonal, seafood delicacies from Alaska's waters. Upholding ASMI’s superior reputation and proven track record of sustainable fisheries, The Oceanaire encourages area-residents to come enjoy Alaska Halibut and Alaska King Crab available now for a limited time only.

“The Oceanaire has always made mindful, sustainable seafood choices that help ensure future generations the bounty of the ocean for years to come,” said Wade Wiestling, vice president of culinary development at The Oceanaire. “Our executive chefs and seafood experts are leading the way by making a commitment to limiting at-risk species on its menu. Restaurants and seafood is our livelihood so we have to make sure we are being respectful to the ocean’s health.”

Alaska King Crab (Photo: Landry's Inc.)

Known as “America’s favorite fish”, halibut is one of the most prized seafoods from Alaska’s waters and its ease of preparation yields spectacular results. Alaska Halibut is prepared a number of ways including grilled, roasted, sautéed, or poached. It is prized for its delicate sweet flavor, snow-white color and firm flaky meat. The Oceanaire has developed several signature preparations this season including Grilled Halibut T-Bone Steaks with Haricot Vert & Caviar Butter, Tempura Fried Alaska Halibut Cheeks, and Pan-Seared Alaska Halibut Fillet.

King Crab is the most sought after and flavorful crab that is only harvested during winter months in the frigid waters of Alaska. Due to their enormous leg size, Alaska King Crab yields very large pieces of meat and is considered by experts to be among the best crab available. At The Oceanaire, 100% certified Alaska King Crab is purchased directly from the ice waters of the Bering Sea from straight from fishermen on “Arctic Hunter” fishing vessel. The restaurant offers this legendary Alaska King Crab by the pound and can be cracked and served by experienced staff.

Located at 1201 F Street NW, The Oceanaire offers over 25 species of seafood and shellfish tailored to local market tastes. Only top-of-the-catch fish from the most reputable suppliers are served and each is carefully crafted to ensure the restaurant’s high standards of quality and flavor are exceeded in every dish. For more information or to make reservations, please contact (202) 347-2277 or visit www.theoceanaire.com.

Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.