Eating with the Ecosystem presents Scales & Tales, a Seasonal Fundraising Dinner Series

Eating with the Ecosystem has announced that they are partnering with Eat Drink RI to present a series of educational dinners at local restaurants to promote their mission of creating a place based approach to sustaining New England’s wild seafood. These upscale, seasonal dinners will be fundraisers for their Scales & Tales Mobile Food Boat program.


The Scales & Tales Mobile Food Boat is a skiff (a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat) that the team is converting into a mobile education platform, complete with a cooking demo station. Eating with the Ecosystem plans to run free, educational events at farmer’s markets and other public locations showcasing the Food Boat. The goal of these programs is to educate consumers about our local seafood, fisheries, and ecosystems.


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The “Scales” part of the dinner series relates to the meal, where guests will enjoy a multi-course experience, paired with wine, beer, or cocktails. The menu will consist of seasonal and abundant local seafood produced by our marine ecosystems. The “Tales” portion of the evening is an education component, with fishermen and scientists sharing stories and digging deeper into Eating with the Ecosystem’s mission in relation to the marine species being served.


Each dinner is $90 per guest, all inclusive, and begins at 6pm with a welcome cocktail reception, followed by a multi-course seated dinner with drinks. To purchase tickets, please visit


The 2017 Scales & Tales Dinner Series


Monday, June 12th | Statesman Tavern, Bristol | Chef Chris Kleyla

Tuesday, August 29th | Nicks on Broadway, Providence | Chef Derek Wagner

Monday, October 23rd | Easy Entertaining, Providence | Chef Ashley Vanasse


About Eating with the Ecosystem

Eating with the Ecosystem is an educational effort to design and promote a place-based approach to sustainable seafood for New England. By fusing the ecological knowledge of marine scientists and commercial fishermen with the culinary creativity of the region’s most innovative chefs, the project advances a dining paradigm that channels a deep understanding of the special places in the ocean that produce the seafood we enjoy. Their “recipe for resilience” entails balancing seafood consumption across the marine food web and nurturing marine ecosystems as wild food sources, with the participation and expertise of the entire local seafood value chain.


About Eat Drink RI

Created in 2010 by David Dadekian, Eat Drink RI is one of the top media, marketing and event production companies in the region for all things culinary. houses the most up-to-date local food & drink event calendar and culinary job listings, in addition to covering local food events, chefs & restaurants, the beverage industry, and locally produced artisanal products. Eat Drink RI produces and promotes several all-local culinary events, including an annual 4-day Festival in Providence celebrating the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Dadekian is a RI Foundation Innovation Fellow and is currently working to create a central culinary market for all Rhode Islanders.


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