Kerry Heffernan from Chef Kerry Heffernan Brings Sustainable Seafood to The Daily Meal (Slideshow)

Chef Kerry Heffernan Brings Sustainable Seafood to The Daily Meal (Slideshow)

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Jane Bruce

Kerry Heffernan

Chef Heffernan explains his concept of sustainable ingredients to guests.

Jane Bruce

Montauk Oysters

The oysters from Montauk were freshly caught and juicy.

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Montauk Shellfish Company

The folks from Montauk Shellfish Company talk about their oysters.

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Tonight's Menu

Heffernan shows off a plate of porgy in front of the night’s extensive menu.

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Bluefish Wings

Looking at these bluefish cheeks and collars, we could have sworn they were chicken wings.

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Tequila Grapefruit Drink

Guests took part in this grapefruit-lime tequila libation.


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Crab Tomato Crostini

For this crab tomato crostini, chef Heffernan caught the crab himself.


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Grits

Here are some Southern-style grits topped with Italian coppa.

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Porgy

For a while, Heffernan said, people were afraid to touch porgy, but here he provides a refreshing porgy crudo salad.

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Bigeye Tuna

The seared bigeye tuna with lovage and garden pepper compote was a big hit.

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Mallard Duck

This mallard duck is smaller than most Long Island duck species, and therefore more tender and flavorful.

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Whelk Shell

This carnivorous whelk was most likely 35 or 40 years old when it was caught.

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Whelk Broth

Whelk makes for some rich, briny clam broth, especially in old age.  

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Jars by Dani

The night was capped off with some cupcakes in a jar brought by Jars by Dani.

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