23rd Annual New Fish Festival

23rd Annual New Fish Festival


TWENTY-THIRD NEW FISH FESTIVAL

JR’s Route 22 from Essex will return to defend their 2007 title at the 23rd annual New Fish Festival on Wednesday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Gloucester House Restaurant, located at 67 Rogers Street (Route 127) in downtown Gloucester. Approximately 20 restaurants are expected to participate in this year’s event, guaranteeing that the buffet dinner will once again be a spectacular feast for seafood lovers.

Begun in 1985 to call attention to so called ‘underutilized species’ of fish, the New Fish Festival is a non-profit, joint venture of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, local fishermen, processors, Cape Ann restaurants, and cooking enthusiasts. In recent years, the menu has been expanded to include some of the more traditional species, offering Festival diners even more choices of seafood appetizers and entrees.

Admission to the New Fish Festival is $25.00 per person, which covers a wide variety of entrees and hors d’oeuvres, as well as salad and dessert. A cash bar will be available. Reservations may be made at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601. The Festival is an annual sell-out and advance ticket purchases are recommended.

SAMPLE NEW FISH FESTIVAL MENU FROM 2007

HORS D’OEUVRES
Sefatia Romeo / Addison Gilbert Hospital ‘ Anchovy Pizza
Gloucester House Restaurant ‘ Smoked Dip
Gloucester House Restaurant ‘ Mussels Marinara
Madfish Grille ‘ Olive Oil Poached Halibut
Sailor Stan’s ‘ Fish Chowder
The Willow Rest ‘ White Clam Sauce Pizza

ENTREES
Azorean Restaurant & Bar ‘ Portuguese Baked Haddock
Beach Street Bistro ‘ Pesce Spada alla Pizzitana
Casatova Fine Foods & Catering ‘ Filet de Sole Bourr’ et Cuit
The Coast Line Grille ‘ Blackened Catfish in a Curried Lobster Sauce
Elliott’s at The Blackburn ‘ Orange Oil Poached Tuna
Finz ‘ Catfish Tostada
The Grand Cafe At The Emerson Inn ‘ Rosemary & Pine Nut Crusted Hake, Tahitian Vanilla Bean Beurre Blanc
Jalape’os ‘ Hake Wrapped in a Blanket
JR’s Route 22 ‘ Cod Cheeks Saut’ed in Lemon White Wine Butter
The Landing at Seven Central ‘ Monkfish Medallions with Andouille and Sweet Corn Stew
Lobsta Land ‘ Jamaican Jerk Grilled Barramundi with Curry-Coconut Rice & Mango Coulis
Thai Choice ‘ Fried Flounder in Thai Chili Sauce with Onions and Peppers