3rd Annual RI Quahog Week Coming Up

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and its partners will kick off the Third Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week with a special launch event this month. Quahog Week, which runs March 26 to April 1, highlights the importance of Rhode Island’s wild harvest shellfish to the state’s history, traditions, and economy. As part of the week, participating restaurants and markets will feature quahog-inspired menu items and deals, and Quahog Week partners will hold special events.

WHERE:           Save The Bay
100 Save The Bay Drive
Providence, Rhode Island                  

WHEN:             Monday, March 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

At the launch event, local shellfishermen will be on hand to educate guests about their profession. Guests will enjoy a raw bar and creative preparations of the quahog, courtesy of participating local restaurants. A short speaking program also is planned. The event is free, but space is limited. RSVP to Adam Hadley at adam.hadley@dem.ri.gov.

Quahogging has a rich history locally, supporting the livelihoods of hundreds of fishermen year-round as well as serving as a treasured pastime for Rhode Island families. Demand for these delicious local clams swells in the summer months due, in large part, to the popularity of clam cakes and stuffies. But they also make the perfect fare for winter chowders and other dishes. Quahog “Restaurant” Week shines a light on our favorite local clam and its many uniquely Rhode Island preparations. Restaurants and markets interested in participating are encouraged to sign up by contacting Adam Hadley at adam.hadley@dem.ri.gov. For more information on planned programming or to sign up as a Quahog Week partner or participating venue, visit www.seafoodri.com.

For more information about Quahog Week and/or a list of participating restaurants and markets, visit www.seafoodri.com or @RISeafoodRocks on Facebook. Join the conversation in social media, using #QuahogWeek.