Lumière to Host a Dinner With Author Paul Greenberg

The James Beard Award winning writer will discuss his latest book, American Catch

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Chef Michael Leviton of Lumiere will prepare a four-course menu built around Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. Photo provided

As part of his continued involvement with Chefs Collaborative, chef Michael Leviton (Area Four) will host James Beard Award winning author Paul Greenberg and the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) at Lumière in Newton. Leviton will prepare multiple courses of fresh Bristol Bay sockeye salmon – flown in from Bristol Bay, Alaska – a focal point of Greenberg’s newest book, American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood.

The evening will pair four-courses— three interpretations of sockeye salmon and a dessert—with a discussion from Greenberg, the New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish. Organized by the Chef’s Collaborative, a non-profit organization that helps educate chefs and food service professionals on sustainability, Greenberg’s stop at Lumière is part of a national tour focused on Alaskan Sockeye.

The book, which aims to uncover the unraveling of the American seafood supply, shares the story of how Americans stopped eating from their own waters. Greenberg examines the once plentiful supply of New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to shed light on American’s reliance on cheap, foreign resources.

Chef Michael Leviton’s menu includes:

Lemongrass and Shiso Cured Sockeye
with Beets, Baby Watercress and Ginger Vinaigrette

Hot and Cold Smoked Sockeye Terrine
with Lumiere Cream Cheese, Mustard Dill Sauce and Pumpernickel Croutons

Slow Roasted Sockeye
with Verrill Farm Corn, Tomatillo and Sweet Pepper Ragout, Tomato Butter and Sockeye Skin Chicharones

Summer Berry Pudding
with Goat Cheese Cream


$125 per person (includes copy of American Catch; wine, tax and gratuity not included), July 23 at 6:30p.m., 1293 Washington St., West Newton; 617-244-9199 or