For the second year, NY Greenmarkets and NAMA have joined forces to kick off the Seafood Throwdown season in the New York City area. In this Iron Chef-inspired program, Chef Nate Courtland of iCi Restaurant in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn will face off against chef Rebecca Weitzman of Park Slope’s Thistle Hill Tavern in a heart-pounding race to transform a mystery seafood and what they can get from farmers market vendors into culinary delights. The event, which will take place from 11am to 1pm on July 16th, aims to promote the link between locally caught seafood and the health and reslience of the world’s oceans.
Judging this spectacular competition will be Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn’s deputy editor and James Beard award-winning writer, Rachel Wharton, Blue Moon Fish’s Alex Villani, and GrowNYC’s own David Hurd, director of the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education. Matt Timms, famously known for his rollicking Takedown series will MC the event giving the play-by-play of all the action.