Walrus & Carpenter Low Tide Oyster Picnic for Oyster Lovers Jan 8th & Feb 7th
The object is to provide a benchmark by which all subsequent oyster-eating experiences will be judged. The picnic" will be on legendary Totten Inlet at low tide in the dark and cold in the middle of the winter, and if you're lucky, with an icy gust of wind off the bay to season the experience. More than a little crazy, yes?
Lewis Carroll's "Walrus & The Carpenter", a tale about how the Walrus and the Carpenter lure the oysters for a walk, "a pleasant walk. a pleasant talk, upon the briny beach" and then proceed to eat every one, provided the inspiration. The winter temperatures are perfect for the oysters as well as the wines. Lantern light, freezing weather, plump, sweet oysters just rousted from their beds and opened on the spot, award-winning "oyster wines" drunk out of Reidel stemware, a bonfire...just the right mix of magic and madness. When the tide starts coming in, it is time for a cup of Xinh Dwelley's hot oyster stew before getting back on the bus.
The Oyster Bus departs Elliott's Oyster House at 6:30 PM returning before midnight. The cost of $125 per person, which benefits the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, includes the round trip bus trip to Totten Inlet, entertainment, all the oysters you can eat (4 species), award-winning wines, low tide, shucking lessons, Puget Sound Restoration Fund and Taylor resource people to answer questions and Xinh's oyster stew.
Taylor Shellfish Farms (View)
Shelton, WA 98502
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|