Sure the Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park is one fine two-day party featuring Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, and Dierks Bentley performing, but the festival also has a mission attached to it.
Our oceans are delicate ecosystems that are in trouble, but research and smart conservation practices can make radical improvements. The festival includes the Guy Harvey Conservation Village, that brings together the top scientists and conservation organizations to show you how we can save our seas.
One of the most important things we can do is to embrace sustainable seafood practices. With that in mind, Guy Harvey and Miami-based Sea Delights will be showcasing sustainable seafood throughout the festival with chef demonstrations and sampling.
"Green Gourmet" chef presentations will be at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
On Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m., chef Andres Avayu of Piccolo Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale will prepare and provide a tuna BLT. The sandwich starts with tuna, handline caught and and sourced from a fishery improvement project in Indonesia, then places it on basil flat bread, before being topped with semi-spicy tomato jam, butter bibb lettuce, and pancetta.
It's a great snack with a message.