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Oyster Shucking 101

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Does the thought of shucking an oyster send you running in fear of injury and embarrassment? Have you always wondered what oysters were all about and how you should be tasting them to fit in with your coast-loving friends? Whatever your knowledge or experience with oysters, this class will be a fun way to both learn how to shuck these bountiful bivalves and also to debunk myths you might have heard about them (forget the “months with R” thing!).We’ll be enjoying 3 different oyster varieties from the North Carolina coast, provided by Locals Seafood as we hone our shucking skills. You’ll learn the basics of shucking and get creative suggestions for toppings, beyond cocktail sauce and horseradish. We’ll also discuss different types of oyster knives and supplies needed to host your own oyster tasting.

No previous seafood experience is needed (and we’ll have some oysters pre-shucked to make sure we all get fed…). This class is taught by our co-owner (and part-time professional shucker), Nathan Williams. You’re welcome to bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages; there’s also beverages available for purchase at the Current or next door at Roshambo Beverage Company.

Cost: $40 per person (or $75 per couple)
Members get 20% off single tickets!