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Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen to Present Dinner at Watermark Grill

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Chef Rick Moonen, recently seen on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” will host a dinner Tuesday at Watermark Grill Restaurant, 18740 Stone Oak Parkway.

The evening will showcase the restaurant’s new fully sustainable menu.

Moonen, owner of rm seafood restaurant in Las Vegas, will preside over a multi-course dinner starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m. He will also address the importance of sustainable seafood, a movement that he has promoted in print and on television.  An episode of the PBS Series “Chefs A Field” that he hosted on the topic of Alaskan salmon won a James Beard Foundation award. His book “Fish Without a Doubt” focuses on his  passion for the topic.

Watermark Grill’s push for serving sustainable seafood has led to the restaurant forming alliances with Seafood Watch, the Marine Stewardship Council, Sea to Table and CleanFish, all of which have helped in gaining access to sustainable seafood. The restaurant’s new sustainable menu options include replacing an Atlantic Cod with a Pacific Cod, and Monkfish with an Alaskan Halibut, as well as substituting farm-raised Salmon with wild Alaskan Salmon.

“We are committed to promoting sustainability and honored to have someone of Rick’s caliber visit our restaurant to share his knowledge while allowing our guests to experience it firsthand,” said Watermark Grill general manager Robert Fairbrother.  “As we strive to deliver smart and responsible dining options for our customers, we also are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity to sample the sustainable cuisine of one of America’s most respected chefs.”

The cost of the dinner is $65 a person, plus beverage, tax and tip. For reservations, www.watermarkgrill.com or call 210-483-7600.

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