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Here’s a rare treat: A guided tasting of some of world’s top oysters and best oyster beverages curated by the incomparable Julie Qiu of In a Half Shell fame. It’s Oyster Omakase!
POP UP DAYS: Wednesday to Friday on March 18-20th and March 25-27th, 2015.
SESSION TIMES (30 MIN): 6-6:30PM, 6:45-7:15PM, 8:00-8:30 PM, 8:45-9:15 PM
SEATS AVAILABLE: 4 seats per session = 2 bookings per session. Very exclusive
LOCATION: The “oyster bar” at Chal Chilli at 124 Lexington Ave between 28th and 29th Street.
INCLUDED PER PERSON: 6 oysters (3 East Coast varieties) + 2 curated “mystery pairings” + small gift.
“Aww Shucks is always a highlight of my year. There are few other places in the country–and none in Vermont–where you can find such an extraordinary selection of top oysters, served with skill and exuberance by true oyster fanatics. Pair that with always surprising and spot-on perfect oyster wines, and you get the kind of evening that lingers in the memory…well, until the next Aww Shucks comes around!”
Aww Shucks is Bluebird Tavern’s annual celebration of the oyster! This is an all-you-can-eat oyster event featuring over a dozen varieties of east and west coast oysters. If you are an Aww Shucks Alum, you know what you are in for – if it’s your first time prepare for an oyster feast!
Rowan Jacobsen, the James Beard Award winning Author of “A Geography of Oysters” returns as our special guest and oyster guide for the evening’s events.
The four raw bars will be accompanied by an array of passed oyster inspired treats crafted by Bluebird Vermont Executive Chef Michael Clauss and Bluebird Tavern Chef Eric Martelle: oyster po’boys, baked wellfleets with horseradish aioli and potato vodka, oyster cakes with smoked bacon and dark maple, jellied oyster with lemon creme fraiche and american caviar, grilled fat tire with creemed leek and oyster. The oyster inspired menu will be accompanied by ice cold glasses of Muscadet and Chablis selected by our partners at Dedalus Wine Shop, along with beer and cocktails selected by Bluebird Tavern.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$99/Oyster Fanatic (Gratuity & Tax Included)
Let’s shuck some oysters, drink some Farnum Hill Extra-Dry cider, and hang out at the latest New York Oysterlovers gathering. 2:30-4:30, Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue.