June 8th, 2018

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Celebrate the ocean and all it provides during a daylong "responsibly sourced seafood" and craft beer extravaganza at Chef Ryan Martin's 180º @ the DRB paired with the finest craft beers from M.I.A. Beer Company to benefit the Sea Delight Ocean Fund, on June 8th from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm at 180º @ the DRB located at 501 N.E. 1st Avenue, Miami, FL  33132.

"We are expanding our “Taste of the Sea” annual fundraiser to include smaller and more intimate events to create awareness about seafood sustainability and the health of the oceans. This year we join a global celebration of our oceans by bringing to Miami “Taste of the Sea” to support World Oceans Day on June 8th. This daylong "responsibly sourced seafood" and craft beer showcase is dedicated to celebrating ocean ecosystems, as well as sharing information about land-to-sea connections and the role people play in assuring the health of the world's ocean for future generations,” shares Adriana Sanchez, President of the Sea Delight Ocean Fund.

"We are excited to collaborate again with Ryan Martin of 180º @ the DRB and welcome a new collaboration with Eddie Leon of M.I.A. Beer Company, who are generously donating 50% of the proceeds to the Sea Delight Ocean Fund, to continue our strong efforts for sustainable seafood and ocean conservation," boasts Sanchez.

"I'm always thrilled to support the Sea delight Ocean Fund and to host their Taste of the Sea fundraising event in honor of World Oceans Day," says Chef Martin. "It's a great opportunity to support our seas and add my global flavor profiles to create mouth-watering seafood dishes that pair deliciously with M.I.A. craft beers," shares Martin.

At the Taste of the Sea celebration, attendees will savor a variety of the finest in "responsibly sourced seafood" paired with craft beers selected to blend with the flavors and essence of each fish dish. These special tasty pairings include:

  • Spicy Tuna Poke - $14.00

Yellowfin Tuna - diced raw tuna - green inion - sesame seeds - soy sauce - ozeki sake - sriracha - miso - mango avocado salsa paired with:

M.I.A. Big In Japan Sake Beer (10% ABV)   $8 full pour

  • Octopus Ceviche - $16.00   

Octopus - red onion- cucumber - jalapeno - cilantro - lime juice - yuzu koshu - yuzu juice - yuzo tobiko paired with:

M.I.A  Yachtzee Saison (5.5% ABV)   $6 full pour

  • Fried Snapper Sandwich -  $16.00

Crispy Fried Snapper - jicama apple slaw, jalapeno - horseradish garlic aioli paired with:

M.I.A. Neon White IPA (7.5% ABV)  $7 full pour

  • Steelhead Trout  - $18.00

Trout sous vide at 117º in an Asian marinade comprised of sesame oil, sake, brown sugar, and soy paired with: 

M.I,A,. Amberghini Amber Ale (5.5%)  $6 full pour

"There is nothing better than paring a crisp cold craft beer with a delicious gourmet seafood dish to raise funds for the Sea Delight Ocean Fund, while celebrating World Oceans Day, said Eddie Leon, Co-Owner of M.I.A. Beer Company.

Taste of the Sea hosts many fundraising and educational events throughout the year and has just started a #loveforlocals campaign to take these events on the road to local chefs and restaurants showcasing delicious responsibly sourced seafood and raise awareness for those chefs and restaurants who are looking to collaborate with the Sea Delight Ocean Fund.

About Sea Delight Ocean Fund:

The Sea Delight Ocean Fund, Inc. (501(c)(3) status pending) was founded in 2012 as an organization to administer the existing sustainability projects led by Sea Delight, LLC., and assist with the development and funding of current and new initiatives. The Sea Delight Ocean Fund’s focus is education, strategic planning, and management of international and multicultural teams and projects, as well as fostering partnerships with members of the seafood industry and other conservation groups to assist in the proper development and implementation of marine conservation efforts. www.sdoceanfund.org



Organization Name
Sea Delight Ocean Fund
Organization Type
Conservation Organization
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
    Ocean & climate,Marine biodiversity,Marine pollution
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


180º @ the DRB located at 501 N.E. 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.
501 N.E. 1st Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132 United States
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