Dino‘s Dean Gold is the latest D.C. chef to embrace one of the hottest trends in the sustainable seafood movement. Tonight, he’s serving up snakehead—-the invasive species from Asia that is overtaking Chesapeake-area rivers and “a fish you can feel good about depleting,” as Volt‘s Bryan Voltaggio told the Baltimore Sun last summer. Gold is serving the nicknamed “frankenfish” wrapped in prosciutto with an Iranian saffron and mussel stew. How’s it taste? “Suggestive of eel, cod,” says Gold. “Quite firm, not as oily.” He’s expecting the special to run tonight through Thursday, or longer if he can get his hands on more of the notorious swimmer. The price is $27 per plate.
Coming up: on Thursday, the Penn Quarter farmers market reopens for the season while the series of boozy pre-parties for the Mar. 31 Artini fundraiser for the Corcoran Gallery of Art continues at Smith Commons. Also: tickets are now on sale for this weekend’s Uncurbed DC’s series of food truck dinners, featuring fare from DC Empanadas, DC Slices, Takorean, The Rolling Ficelle and Curbside Cupcakes. Get yours here.
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