Prior to headlining the stage at Port Eliot Festival in July, alongside the likes of Nathan Outlaw and Gizzi Erskine, Katy Davidson ‘The Oyster Lady’ will be joining us at The Arc, Hawksfield on Sunday 16th July for a lazy afternoon of Oysters and Wine from 2pm.
Those that attended our Champagne Flight Club last year will know just how passionate Katy is about her work. For those less familiar with the oyster evangelist, she has converted thousands of oyster doubters at festivals and events around the world and is a leading expert in her field. Katy is currently working on her first recipe book dedicated solely to oysters and setting up the inaugural London Oyster Week to raise awareness of oysters and raise funds for oyster education and restoration projects.
Between 2-4pm, Katy will be taking you through a “hands on” masterclass in the art of oyster shucking and passing on her top tips for maximising the pleasure of eating them. There will be plenty to go round so a great opportunity to enjoy them in both their classic fresh state with clever accompaniments during ‘class’ and cooked on the BBQ too, following the main event. We will, of course, be picking out some suitable wines to match these racy little bivalves throughout the afternoon.
As well as learning all about shucking and eating Oysters, you will be taught how to make (and drink!) Katy’s favourite ‘Shipwrecked Mary’ cocktail to pair with the shellfish delicacy and get to take home your shucking knife to show off your new skills to family and friends.
The Arc will be closed to the public throughout the masterclass but will reopen again once the main event has finished at 4pm. Katy will then be running an Oyster BBQ (OPEN TO ALL) with the ARC serving wines by the glass to enjoy alongside.
Spaces for the masterclass are limited to 16 so book early to avoid disappointment.
Priced at just £60pp, tickets are available via Katy here >>> **BOOK NOW** Spaces can also be reserved in person at the ARC, Hawksfield (cash only).
Ticket price includes: Hands on Masterclass, Wine Tasting flight, ½ dozen oysters per person, Shipwrecked Mary cocktail, Shucking Knife, Q&A with The Oyster Lady
*A % of all profits goes towards oyster education and restoration efforts.