|Mike Kunath, Brendan O’Farrell, Ken Hatch|
Husband Ken Hatch has been working with Brendan O’Farrell, Per Heggeland, Mike Kunath and others on a fresh water salmon project that has been in the works for over twenty years. They are involved in a company called SweetSpring which has selectively bred Coho salmon to live their entire lives in fresh water and have earned Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch highest ranking of “Super Green, for any aquaculture raised salmon.
Brendan is on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association, so prevailed upon his “fish friends” to join him last weekend for their First Annual Alzheimer’s Association Food for Thought Chef and Wine Dinner entitled “Nantucket Nights.” It was actually a fun party which included a silent auction before dinner and a short live auction during dinner. But the best part was the featured chefs and restaurants which provided the food at individual stations spread out around the edges of the ballroom. Guests were invited to visit each of the stations and select items from each one. The food ranged from fresh sashima and sushi to pasta to duck confit to seafood chowder to watermelon salad and a range of many other delectables.
The featured chefs and restaurants included:
As we sat down for dinner, the emcee, Jim Dever of KING 5 Television’s Evening Magazine asked people to stand depending on how Alzheimer’s may have affected their lives. By the time he asked who was already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, who was a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s sufferer, who was related to someone with Alzheimer’s and who wanted to help find a cure, he had everyone in the ballroom standing.
Debbie Hunter, the brave surviving wife of an early onset Alzheimer’s disease victim, Chris Hunter, shared her story of sacrifice and heartbreak as she and her children lived through the ravages of the disease on their family. They all vow never to forget Chris Hunter and to continue to work towards a cure.