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Seek out this summer seafood

Ceres' Table Chef Giuseppe Scurato unpacks a Skuna Bay salmon.

Ceres' Table Chef Giuseppe Scurato unpacks a Skuna Bay salmon.

Things are a little fishy in Chicago this month.

  • British Columbia’s pristine Skuna Bay is the home of one of the best-run salmon farms in North America. Ceres’ Table in Uptown hosts a Skuna Bay salmon dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Chef Giuseppe Scurato will match the Canadian salmon with fresh local ingredients and pair it with wines in a four-course menu. Skuna Bay Salmon’s head farmer, Stewart Hawthorn, will be on hand to talk about his fish. The dinner costs $50 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations are required.

  • Learn to roll your own when Shaw’s Crab House Sushi Chef Naoki Nakashima an authority on Japanese cuisine, leads a sushi class at noon Saturday, July 21, at the Schaumburg restaurant. The $39.99 class begins with warm towels, steamed edamame and cold Sapporo. Nakashima will demo the popular Rainbow Roll and discuss his Grand Sushi Plate of 10 varieties of maki, and students will make their own tuna and yellowtail nigiri. Students will also get tea and desert, plus recipes and a bag of rice to take home. Reservations are required.

  • Through Aug. 31, Riva Crab House on Navy Pier serves $1 oysters in its upstairs bar and dining room from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There’s a six-piece minimum and a beverage purchase required.