Events / Special Event

JBF x SXSW Presents the Future of Food: Aquaculture Plated

Sat, March 14, 2020

6:30 PM
Eden East Farm
Price: $150 This event has been cancelled.

Join the James Beard Foundation, SXSW, and Riverence for an intimate dinner exploring the delicious potential of sustainable seafood.

The evening will showcase Riverence’s and the James Beard Foundation Smart Catch program’s commitments to environmentally responsible aquaculture through a multi-course meal, along with a conversation with Emmy Award-Winning Writer/Producer and Riverence Founder David E. Kelley and JBF Award Winner Andrew Zimmern.

6:30 P.M. Reception
7:15 P.M. Dinner


Sonya Coté
Eden East, Austin

Laura Sawicki
Launderette, Austin

Callie Speer
Holy Roller, Austin

JBF Award Winner
Andrew Zimmern
Lucky Cricket, St. Louis Park, MN

Please note that this event takes place outdoors on a farm, under an open-air tent, so kindly dress accordingly. Due to the limitations, menu changes cannot be accommodated at this event.

All reservations are non-refundable, and must be made in advance.

All beverages are complimentary at this event.



Sonya Coté, Eden East
Superior Fresh Salmon Poke with Sweet Onions, Everything Seeds, and Farm Vegetables

Fair Trade Shrimp and Mushroom Blended Burger

Freshly Shucked Island Creek Oysters

Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé 2018

Farm Lemonade > Tito’s Handmade Vodka with Rosemary

When Life Gives You Lemongrass > Tito’s Handmade Vodka with Lemongrass Cordial and Mint


JBF Award Winner Andrew Zimmern, Lucky Cricket
Riverence Trout Gravlax with Brown Bread, Crème Fraîche, and Herbs

Callie Speer, Holy Roller
Pacifico Striped Bass with Fermented Black Bean–Chile Sauce and Broccoli Rabe

Sonya Coté, Eden East
Smoked Seasonal Vegetables with Romesco, Molasses, and Chèvre

JBF Award Winner Andrew Zimmern, Lucky Cricket
Grilled Riverence Steelhead Trout with Almond Chermoula 

Brennan Vineyards Lily 2017 

Brennan Vineyards Super Nero 2016


Laura Sawicki, Launderette
Carrot Cake with Pure Luck Chèvre Mousse, Candied Fennel, Carrot–Ginger Butter, and Coconut Ash Caviar

Sonya Coté, Eden East
Housemade Marshmallows with Cricket Chocolate Bark and Graham Crackers


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Event Sponsors

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