Pacci Ristorante is going eco-friendly with its new EarthCare program, featuring new innovations like sustainable seafood dishes that are in accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. The Seafood Watch program prepares a list of seafood to "Avoid" for Pacci to abide by, and the restaurant trains its waitstaff to be knowledgable about seafood choices.
The sustainable seafood dishes offered include sea scallops with wild mushroom risotto and sweet pea nage, P.E.I. mussels with garlic, basil, cherry tomato, corn butter, and crostini, shrimp fettuchini with creamy pancetta sauce, sweet peas, and fried eff, Alaskan halibut with corn, fava beans, heirlook cherry tomatoes and olives, and frutti di mare (seafood stew) with basil and lobster broth.
In addition, by January 2010 30% of the restaurant's wines will be eco-friendly, and in-house purified water will be available through a partnership with Natura® by this July. Each bottle sold will include a contribution to The Nature Conservancy. Other EarthCare initiatives include back-of-the-house recycling, fryer oil reuse, and low-flow plumbing.
For more information about Pacci Ristorante, call (678) 412-2402 or visit www.PacciAtlanta.com.