The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) has opened ticket sales for its annual Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest, to be held Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The evening will feature unlimited food and drink tastings from some of the region’s top restaurants and aquaculture farms, with proceeds benefiting oyster restoration.
Chesapeake Bay enthusiasts will eat, drink and mingle while enjoying vibrant and creative small plates. Last year’s menu included crab baked oysters, stout glazed pork belly, Peruvian red snapper ceviche, cilantro lime rockfish tacos, snakehead potato cakes, and oyster mac and cheddar, to name just a few. Participating restaurants and chefs for this event will be announced in late August.
The evening will also include live music, a silent auction, specialty drinks and the freshest, tastiest oysters grown in local waters. Early bird tickets are available through July 31 at $80 for an individual and $150 per pair.
The event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, which showcases the region’s rich industrial and technological heritage. The museum is located at 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230.
ORP is the region’s largest nonprofit dedicated to large-scale restoration of oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay. ORP is still accepting sponsors and silent auction items for the 2016 Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mermaidskiss.org.