Fleet Street Kitchen chefs kick off aquarium's dining series


National Aquarium

resumes its Fresh Thoughts series on Sept. 25 with Chris Becker, executive chef, and Omar Semidey, chef de cuisine, of the soon-to-be opened Fleet Street Kitchen.

features educational cooking demonstrations by well-known local chefs, followed by seated dinners. Previous guest chefs have included

Bryan Voltaggio



), Jason Ambrose (Salt), Thomas Dunklin (B&O American Brasserie), and Chad Wells (Alewife). The evening will conclude with a stroll through the Aquarium. Tickets are $99.

A graduate of the Baltimore Culinary Institute, Becker has worked at the Brass Elephant, Linwoods and the Wine Market, where he worked with Semidey. Fleet Street Kitchen, the latest project from the Bagby Restaurant Group (


), is scheduled for a late summer/early fall opening.