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Oysters 101 with Julie Qiu of In A Half Shell

Love oysters, but don't know much about them? Come up your half-shell game by learning all about oysters and how to truly appreciate them. 

In this workshop, you'll get to:

  • Learn about different oyster species and varieties

  • Taste two different types of oysters (4 pieces total) with two beverage pairings

  • Get a primer on how to shuck an oyster

  • Learn the basics of buying, storing, and tasting oysters

Additional oysters can be purchased for $2.50/pc after the event. 

PLEASE NOTE: Ruby members, there is a oysters/beverage fee of $28, payable at the start of the workshop. Nonmembers, this is included in the price of your ticket. 

About Julie Qiu

Julie Qiu is an international oyster expert and the founder of In A Half Shell. As an Oyster Sommelier, Julie has been featured by VogueFood & Wine, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Edible, NPR, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. Based in Brooklyn, New York (but will travel anywhere for oyster adventures), Julie shares her knowledge and love of oyster culture through original digital content, bespoke events, masterclasses, and products designed for like-minded oyster enthusiasts. She is the organizer of the New York Oyster Lovers Meetup group and co-author of the 33 Oysters on the Half Shell tasting journal and New York Oyster Map. You can find her on Instagram at @inahalfshellblog.