of the Sea Event Debuts at Sea Center with Lobster Delights
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History presented a new and
unique event on Thursday, October 19, at the Sea Center on Stearns
Wharf. The "Bugs of the Sea . . . Live Long and Lobster!"
event included a focus of lobsters known as "bugs of the
sea" and offered guests an opportunity to explore ecology,
fishery, research and conservation activities surrounding these
delicious, nocturnal sea creatures.
Chef Pete Clemens Lobster Risotto
what seemed to me to be possibly the most beautiful balmy evening
on record at St earns Wharf guests of SBMNH had the opportunity
to savor sips and bites that included specialty cocktails like
"Rock Lobster" divine "Lobstertini's" or
wine & beer along with gourmet lobster treats prepared by
Chef Pete Clements who served lobster risotto, Chef Scott Wallace
who served smoked lobster bisque, and Chef Michael Hutchings
who delighted guests with his lobster corn dogs on a divine
dip, decorated with tiny blue whales.
Gourmet Lobster Dog by Chef Michael Hutchings
presenters included UCSB researchers Joseph Curtis and Adrian
Stier, Julie Bursek, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary,
lobster fisherman Thomas Dabney, and Tyler Haven and Tommy Wilson,
Sea Center aquarists who all gave guests individual answers
to their questions and provided wonderful information. This
was a very informative and delicious evening at the sea - hope
they do it again soon!
Sea Center or Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History information
please visit: www.sbnature.org.
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
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does travel and food reporting on KZSB1290 radio, and contributes
to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
publications. Her first children's book C.C. Charles was published
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