What You'll Get
- $45 for one admission to a two-hour oyster shucking, tasting, and pairing workshop with Crystal Cun
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The event will be held at a private Park Slope location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Basics facts about oysters—Where do they come from? How do they differ from one another?—can be as murky as the waters they inhabit. During this two-hour workshop, seafood expert Crystal Cun demystifies the oyster, answering common questions and giving a hands-on demonstration on how to shuck your own mollusks. In between the 101 lesson and shucking practice, you’ll develop an understanding of oyster flavor profiles with a tasting of 5 distinct varieties (2 of each) from the East and West Coasts.
Crystal covers the essentials of oyster geography, history, and aquaculture techniques.
Sample 5 types of oysters (2 of each) from the East and West Coasts and learn to identify each by their distinctive flavors, textures, and degrees of salinity. You’ll take home handouts on oyster species and flavor profiles.
Watch Crystal’s oyster-shucking demonstration before taking a crack for yourself.
Sip a select wine or beer as you learn about which beverage best matches with each type of oyster.
Oyster Whisperer, W&T Seafood
Crystal Cun’s love of oysters and shellfish isn’t confined to her post as communications coordinator at W&T Seafood. She’s just as likely to be spotted on an oyster farm, wading into the sea to pluck bivalve delicacies from the waters. This mixture of on-the-job and in-the-field experience makes her the ideal candidate for illuminating the world of seafood for diners and chefs alike.
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