Sustainability initative by Hyatt Regence Curacao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina, which has decided to hunt, cook and serve the fish that destroy the coral reefs.
WILLEMSTAD – Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa & Marina has recently announced its initiative to help control the lionfish population by hunting, cooking and serving up the tasty fish that is wreaking havoc on the island’s coral reefs. Through his innovative culinary imagination, award-winning Chef Norbert Roesch has turned these marine pests into edible masterpieces.
Due to lionfish being highly unattractive to sharks and larger predators, the lionfish population surrounding Curacao has recently boomed allowing the feisty fish to gobble up vast amounts of young fish and pose a significant threat to the island’s coral reefs. In addition, lionfish have a venomous spines that can sting swimmers, but is denatured when the fish is cooked. In an effort to end the destruction of Curacao’s beloved coral reefs, Chef Norbert is now offering lionfish specials at SHOR American Seafood Grill, the resort’s fresh seafood restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Guests can choose among grilled lionfish, stuffed lionfish with crab meat, lionfish ceviche and seared lionfish.
“We are pleased to announce that we are doing our part in controlling the lionfish population, saving our coral reefs and protecting our guests,” said Chef Norbert. “Not only do our guests enjoy the flavors of the light and flakey white fish, they are enthused about the initiative and thrilled to be part of the solution.”
Chef Roesch is also stimulating the local economy by buying the caught lionfish from local divers twice a week. The lionfish initiative goes hand-in-hand with Hyatt’s industry-leading philosophy, Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served., promoting the message of creating healthy people, a healthy planet and healthy communities.
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