Proceeds to benefit local shellfisheries
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Harbor View Hotel and the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group will host Romancing the Oyster, a fundraising dinner dedicated to this classic Vineyard staple. Starting at 6 p.m., guests will gather in Water Street, Harbor View’s fine-dining restaurant, and savor the bounty of the sea as Executive Chef Nathan Gould prepares a selection of delectable dishes that celebrate cultured and wild oysters.
Tickets are priced at $45 per person or $80 per couple and can be purchased online. Proceeds from the event will go to the Shellfish Group, a non-profit organization that works to preserve the Vineyard’s traditional shellfisheries, and the Edgartown Shellfish Growers’ Association.
“Oysters are such an important part of Martha’s Vineyard’s food culture and economy, so we’re really looking forward to teaming up with the Shellfish Group to raise funds towards the continued growth of this industry,” said Gould.
About Harbor View Hotel
A beloved fixture on the Vineyard since 1891, the Harbor View Hotel offers luxury guest rooms and suites in the heart of historic Edgartown. From its broad veranda, the hotel boasts spectacular views of Edgartown Harbor, the Vineyard’s premier sailing and yachting location, where guests can set sail on a variety of boating adventures arranged through Harbor View Hotel’s own waterfront concierge. In 2012 Harbor View Hotel was named one of the “Top 50 U.S. Resorts” in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” issue, “Best Hotel on the Vineyard” by Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and was named “Best Resort/Hotel” by Cape Cod Magazine’s Gold Awards. The Harbor View is a member of Historic Hotels of America and is managed by Scout Hotels. For more information call (800) 225-6005 or visit www.harbor-view.com.
About The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group
The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc. (MVSG) is a consortium of the Shellfish Departments of the six towns on Martha’s Vineyard. For over thirty five years, the Group’s community-based resource management program has sought to preserve and expand the Island’s traditional shellfisheries. Key to this effort has been the operation of a solar-assisted shellfish hatchery, the application of innovative aquaculture technology and a continuing vigilance to improve and maintain the good surface water quality crucial to a viable shellfish industry.