Seattle Spotlights Alaska Herring with Alaska Herring Week
From June 19 through June 25, a sea of the region’s best restaurants and grocers will showcase unique dishes and products featuring one of Alaska’s unsung, yet delicious, seafood heroes during the third annual Alaska Herring Week. Given the tremendous response to Alaska Herring Week in 2016, the number of participants has doubled to nearly 60, providing seafood aficionados and foodies an even wider array of opportunities to try these exclusive Alaska herring creations.
The participating culinary experts and chefs, many of whom are James Beard Award winners, jumped on board to support Alaska Herring Week and shine the spotlight on this “underloved,” wild, abundant and sustainable fish. Alaska Herring Week is an opportunity to taste this delicious and healthful fish, while supporting the fishermen that bring Alaska herring from sea to table and a fishery dedicated to providing a sustainable food supply.
Restaurants and grocers throughout the Seattle area are on board for Alaska Herring Week, including:
Art of the Table
Central Coop Deli
Central Coop Meat & Seafood Dept.
Damn The Weather
Freshy’s Local Market
Freshy’s Seafood Shack
Hitchcock Deli – Bainbridge
Hitchcock Deli – Georgetown
Issian Japanese Stone Grill
Le Grand Bistro Américain
Le Petit Cochon
Old Ballard Liquor Co.
Osteria la Spiga
Porkchop & Co.
Purple Café & Wine Bar – Woodinville
Ray’s Boathouse & Café
Sky City At The Needle
SLAB Sandwiches & Pie
The Harvest Vine
The Walrus & The Carpenter
The Whale Wins
Wild Salmon Seafood Market
Alaska herring is one of the largest, most abundant and sustainable fisheries in the world, but has largely disappeared from U.S. menus and fish markets. The Alaska Herring Development Project, a program of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, coordinatesAlaska Herring Week to re-introduce the fish into the Seattle area’s culinary scene. This year, participants will receive Alaska herring courtesy of North Pacific Seafoods, which produces the herring fillets in Naknek, Alaska.
For more information on wild Alaska herring, and a complete list of participating Alaska Herring Week restaurants and grocers, visit alaskaherringweek.com or the official Alaska Herring Week Facebook and Twitter pages, and join the conversation using #alaskaherringweek.
Alaska Herring Week was founded in 2015 by Lexi of Old Ballard Liquor Co., and is coordinated by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and co-sponsored by Ocean Beauty, Northern Air Cargo, Carlile Transportation, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Alaskan Brewing Co.
Information on additional Alaska seafood species is available on wildalaskaseafood.com.