Plums celebrated local farmers and the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative with their Fourth Annual Locally Grown Wine Dinner on Tuesday, June 12 before a sold out crowd. St. Helena’s Dempsey Farms was highlighted, and Megan Westmeyer from the Sustainable Seafood Initiative in
Charleston spoke about environmentally friendly seafood and discussed the evenings seafood selections and why they were wise, sustainable choices. Sustainable seafood refers to fish that are caught or farmed with consideration for the long-term viability of their species and for the ocean’s ecological balance as a whole. The dinner was paired with wines from Ben Arnold, and began with an amazing organic vodka cocktail infused with lime, basil and cucumber. Ben Arnold Representative John Julius described each wine selection and how it complemented the evening’s seafood selections.
(By the way, I’ve heard the word-of-mouth on the new Plums in Bluffton is great! Congratulations, Lantz!) Oh and save the date — Plums (Beaufort) is having a beer dinner to benefit The Independence Fund on July 12. Photo by Paul Nurnberg of Nurnberg Photography.