Off The Hook Santa Monica Seafood Festival 2015

The inaugural Off The Hook seafood festival took place at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, October 17, 2015.  Benefiting Seafood for the Future, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s nonprofit seafood sustainability program, the event featured food from over 20 restaurants and drinks from Shock Top, a major sponsor, and other wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverage purveyors.

My favorite bites of the event were Canon Club‘s fresh-fried oyster po’ boy, The Upper West‘s Southeast Asian inspired scallops, and Del Frisco’s Grille‘s ahi tuna tacos.

Other highlights included The Farm of Beverly Hills‘ gougeres and tartare, The Lobster‘s seafood corndog, and FIG‘s tuna poke and raw oysters.