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Oyster Masterclass with an 'Ostrelier'

1 reviewNewquay, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Katy

3 hours
European
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will be welcomed in to the intriguing world of the oyster with a beautiful place setting prepared for you with your own tools and kit ready to go.

There will be different oysters dependent on availability and season and we will have piles of them chilling on the table in front of you ready for you to learn both oyster culture and hands on skills.

The main purpose of this experience is to teach you how to feel very capable around oysters, choosing, buying. storing, shucking, cooking and pairing with different flavours and drinks.

You will shuck many oysters under my expert guidance exploring the tastes as you go. I will guide you through different techniques for tackling the little differences that arise in oysters when shucking and how to get the most out of each oyster, including how best to present and serve.

We will eat raw, cooked and dip in to oyster mixology.

A little courtyard at the back of our venue means that, if the weather is fair, we can indulge in the wonderful experience of an oyster BBQ, one of the best ways to enjoy oysters.

As a participant on my Ostrelier Workshop Experience you will get free membership of The Oyster Academy and be entitled to special offers from our partners and get early notification of events and news.

Come be part of the Oyster Revolution, with The Oyster Lady.
You will be welcomed in to the intriguing world of the oyster with a beautiful place setting prepared for you with your own tools and kit ready to go.

There will be different oysters dependent on availability and season and we will have piles of them chilling on the table in front of you ready for you to learn both oyster culture and hands on skills.

The main purpose of this experience is to teach you how to feel very capabl…

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What's included

  • Food
    Oysters galore!
  • Equipment
    Oyster Knives
From ₹9,414
/ person
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Meet your host, Katy

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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There are no qualifications in what I do, yet, so I've been developing the first.

Like a Sommelier of wine, I am an Ostrelier of oysters and I want to share the most in depth and unique oyster experience delivered with style, passion and pleasure.

You will learn from a woman who has spent the past 30+ years immersing herself in all aspects of oyster culture., from a very young age and who is still young at heart with an unabiding passion that continues to grow.

I've worked on oyster farms, created oyster festivals and events, delivered specialist catering, consultancy and masterclasses, visited oyster farms around the globe, developed recipes appeared on live primetime TV, in National and International Press and much more, all to encourage more people to eat this sustainable delicious and unique shellfish.
There are no qualifications in what I do, yet, so I've been developing the first.

Like a Sommelier of wine, I am an Ostrelier of oysters and I want to share the most in depth and unique oyster experience delivered with style, passion and pleasure.

You will learn from a woman who has spent the past 30+ years immersing herself in all aspects of oyster culture., from a very young age and who is still young at heart with an unabiding passion that continues to grow.

I…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at my friends gorgeous Bar and Micro-distillery, 55 Yards, which he has given us private access to. We will have the space to ourselves and it is perfect for getting deeply immersed in our oyster activities in an intriguing venue amongst the gin botanicals and copper stills.

There is plenty of space, toilets and a yard where we'll site our BBQ.

We'll also be able to taste a nip of Yards Gin with our oysters!

1 review

Don
February 2020
Fabulous oysters and expert teacher, Katy taught me not only how to shuck oysters but also great tips on how to prepare them. I will now be eating oysters more frequently and in new and innovative ways. Well worth the money and time, a fantastic afternoon.
Fabulous oysters and expert teacher, Katy taught me not only how to shuck oysters but also great tips on how to prepare them. I will now be eating oysters more frequently and in ne…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Gluten-free
Pescatarian
Tree nut allergy
Peanut allergy
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Soya-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.