In addition to oysters, guests can enjoy a selection of non-bivalve “Turf” bites, including sausages from The Butcher Shop, hamburgers from JM Curley, and a pig roast from Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar, and will be able to quench their thirst with beer from Harpoon Brewery and a selection of food-friendly wines.
Speed and skill will also be on display throughout the afternoon with shucking contests between the restaurants and oyster farmers, culminating in a final shuck off at the end of the event.
The festivities will also include a DJ, dancing, and a silent auction which will offer an array of items including a private cocktail class for six at No. 9 Park with Bar Director Ted Kilpatrick, a weekend stay at a New England Relais & Chateaux property with a Champagne tour of the kitchen, and an exploration of New Orleans’ cocktail culture with Drink’s John Gertsen.
“Pearl” VIP tickets are $300 per person (excluding tax) and include early admission to the Pearl Reception from 12pm-1pm with passed appetizers, an open bubbles bar, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with chefs Barbara Lynch, Kristen Kish, and Brooke Williamson, as well as the many oyster farmers.
B&G Oysters, 550 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617-423-0550, www.bandgoysters.com