Lionfish Fest Photo Gallery

The Heights Foundation and Lee Reefs hosted “Lionfish Fest – Feast on the Beast” on Sunday, May 4 at The Heights Center, Celebrated local chefs presented a unique twist on Florida fare – delectable lionfish from Gulf waters.  Guests had the opportunity to vote for their favorite dish and the event included door prizes, fun auction items, a signature tropical drink and live music, as well as displays about Lionfish and our reefs.   Mitch and Billy of ScubaNation television were on hand showing their underwater videos.   Katie Walls of WINK News emceed the event.

Participating chefs/restaurants included: Crave Culinare, Firestone, Red’s Pine Island & Red’s Cape Coral , Sea Dog Brewing, Three Fisherman, & The Timbers.

The goal was to raise awareness of the invasive lionfish and the importance of conservation of our local reefs.  All proceeds of the events benefit Lee Reef’s Marine Management Fund and The Heights Center.  Event sponsors include Dean’s Dive Center, Interior Plantscapes,  The News-Press Media Group, Pearl Brands, Reef Safe Suncare, Scuba Nation, Sea Dog Brewing Company, Shipyard Brewing Company and Zookeeper.