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The third course is Rainbow Trout accompanied by braised artichokes, apple wood-smoked bacon, oven-roasted tomato, aged balsamic and black truffle. All these exotic ingredients may sound busy, but flavors blend well with light flavor of fresh trout.
While I'm tasting and photographing artistically presented dishes, my husband's entrée arrives. He's picked grilled wild Salmon. Braised leeks fan out from salmon. All is drizzled with a Manila clam vinaigrette.
Rick Moonen has a passion for ocean conservation and sea, which he calls "our last wild frontier," but he won't serve any seafood that's farm-raised. His is a strong belief that our favorite seafoods must be eco-managed in such a way that natural seafood populations continue to be sustainable. In his New York restaurant, concerned about dangers of over-fishing, he took Chilean Sea Bass off his menu at height of its popularity. Moonen has testified several times for environmental and sustainable policy issues in Washington, DC and New York. As a founding member of Chef's Coalition, he brought together 2,000 chefs nationwide to fight for purity of food. He is a founding member of Seafood Choices Alliances and an active member of Wildlife Conservation Society, Seaweb, and a chef's advisory board member of Ecofish. He has also served as a spokesperson for American caviar, an environmentally sound alternative to Caspian Sea varieties.
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By Carolyn Proctor, Las Vegas Correspondent. Read Jetsetters Magazine at www.jetsettersmagazine.com
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