Go Fish Shuttering, becoming Brassica

Sustainable seafood driving Pawlcyn's revamp

Cindy Pawlcyn’s Go Fish restaurant in St. Helena will close by late August, morphing into Brassica, another Pawlcyn venture focused on Mediterranean food.

It’s not exactly a shocker. Many noted the irony of Pawlcyn becoming the poster girl for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program — the Bible sustainably sourced seafood — while hawking sushi. “It was important for me to transition from a purely seafood-centric menu as an advocate for (the aquarium’s) Seafood Watch program, supporting sustainably sourced seafood,” Pawlcyn said.

In the last few weeks, sushi has been removed from the menu and the restaurant will introduce some preview dishes from the Mediterranean menu. The restaurant will undergo a brief revamp before reopening in late August.

Pawlcyn also operates Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena and Mustard’s Grill in Rutherford. She is Partner Chef at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.