Trattoria Lucca and Slow Food Charleston hosting special 'Eat the Lionfish' dinner

Trattoria Lucca and Slow Food Charleston will host a special dinner January 30th to promote the 'Eat the Lionfish' sustainable initiative, promoting the effort to reduce populations of the invasive species in waters along the East coast.

Owner and chef Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca will be joined by Mike Lata of FIG in Charleston and Celina Tio of Julian in Kansas City, MO, who was a recent semi-finalist on The Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef reality cooking show.

The three chefs will prepare a four-course dinner at Trattoria Lucca, featuring the lionfish, with wine pairings. The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with a prosecco reception and presentation about the lionfish by Vic Depuis, a local lionfish hunter and adamant supporter of Charleston’s “Eat the Lionfish” grassroots campaign, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $75 for Slow Food members, and $89 for non-members (alcohol, tax and gratuity are included). Reservations are required and seating is limited, so call (843) 973-3323 to reserve a table.

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