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Brooklyn Oyster Riot
Sep 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $95
Join us at the Brooklyn Oyster Riot, the launch event for New York Oyster Week this year, on Thurs, Sept 11 at the Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden! The event will be showcasing some of the finest oysters and shellfish in the world, as well as the stories of those who grow, forage and distribute them. Come meet your oysterman and ask questions as he hands you an oyster that he carefully cultivated from seed to half-shell!
2014 BROOKLYN OYSTER RIOT INCLUDES
Punch card tasting ticket (up to 3 oysters from each vendor) featuring oysters from the East and West Coasts (that’s 30 oysters)
A tasting menu of passed plates featuring eco-friendly seafood and other food items, created by Charlie Krause
10 +/- Oyster varieties from near and far
10 +/- Oyster Farmers, Divers & Shucking Champions showcasing & shucking their oysters, interacting with guests and telling their stories
OPEN BAR featuring 5 +/- Wines, Beers & Cocktails, including an exclusive Oyster Stout brewed by Blue Point Brewery for NY Oyster Week and Finlandia Vodka. Drinks will be curated to pair with specific oysters and oysters in general.
Enjoy the event surrounded by natural splendor at the Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
MEET THESE OYSTERMEN & SHELLFISH FARMS
Taylor Shellfish featuring Shigoku oysters, Shelton, WA (Meet Tom Stocks)
Montauk Shellfish featuring Montauk Pearl oysters, Montauk NY (Meet Mike & Mike)
Forty North Oyster Farms featuring 40N° Shore Point oysters, Mantoloking, NJ (Meet Matt Gregg)
Atlantic Cape Fisheries featuring Cape May Salt oysters, Cape May, NJ (Meet Ned Gaine)
Barnstable Oyster featuring Barnstable oysters, Barnstable, MA (Meet Kevin & Tamar)
Duxbury Bay Shellfish, Duxbury, MA (Meet Paul & Matt)
American Mussel Harvesters, Kingstown, RI
Wild Oyster Diver Ryan Medwig of Long Island, NY (Meet Ryan Medwig)
Meet the restauranteur, chef and speed shucker John Bil, proclaimed by the NYT as a “shellfish shaman” and by Josh Ozersky as “ungodly fast!” He is a renowned Canadian oyster shucking champion and consultant for many top restaurants, including M. Wells Steakhouse (NYC), Flex Mussels (NYC), Joe Beef (Montreal) and Catch (Toronto).
more to be announced soon.
ENJOY A TASTING MENU BY CHARLIE KRAUSE
Blue Crab Cakes, Tartar Sauce
Potato Samosas, Cilantro-Yogurt Raita
Sesame Chicken, Plum
Beef Empanadas, Chimichurri
AND TO GO WITH YOUR OYSTERS
Blue Point Beer will be offering several brews including the 2014 Oyster Stout, made with real NY oysters.
Wines by various local, regional, national and international producers
Finlandia Vodka Cocktails