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Reel Big Fun: Take a Fishing Trip With Local Chefs

Photo from a previous fishing trip by Meeno Peluce via Ladles and Jellyspoons
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The open sea, fishing gear, and some of Los Angeles' most well-known chefs will make for a fun and delicious adventure later this month, and you can hop aboard. To celebrate the launch of L.A.-based writer Lucy Lean's new cookbook "Made in America," some of the city's top culinary talent will be headed out for a Sunday afternoon fishing trip, and the public is invited to buy a ticket and come along.

Chefs featured in the beautiful new book are slated to be on the trip, including: Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto (Providence), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Brendan Collins (Waterloo and City), Andrea Cavaliere (Cecconi’s), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Brian Moyers (BLT Steak) John-Carlos Kuramoto (Michael’s Restaurant) and Mariah Swan (BLD and Grace).

Though reeling in the food of the sea is the goal, while on the trip, you'll be eating food from the book. The chefs will be bringing with them a taste of "Made in America," as Lean tells us: "be it from their own recipe in the book or a classic American dish they want to share: Burgers, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Grilled Cheese, Doughnuts, Pizza, Cobb Salad, Mushroom Soup, Mac n Cheese - the menu is going to be out of this world and all made in America."

To get your "permission to come aboard" so to speak for this fishing feast, there are a few VIP tickets available for purchase for $150 each. And, as a great extra, the ticket prices includes a copy of "Made in America" signed by Lean and all the chefs in the book on board. (Psst: the holidays are coming!)

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A little more important info: You'll need a rod (available to rent on the boat) and a fishing license (purchase a one day fishing license online for $14), sunscreen, and cash to buy drinks (beer) on the boat. Leave the bananas at home; Chef Cimarusti says they're bad luck!

Here's a look at one of Lean's GoFishLA's previous trips this summer:

Go Fish LA from Lucy Lean on Vimeo.