From Walrus and Carpenter Oysters comes the following news release, and accompanying poster, announcing their first Summer Farm Dinner Series in conjunction with some of Rhode Island’s most renowned chefs. Each dinner will include a boat ride to the offshore farm, a tour with farmer Jules Opton-Himmel, and dinner on and in the water. This sounds like some amazing opportunities to experience one of the jewels in Rhode Island’s continually growing aquaculture industry, while dining on some of Rhode Island’s best food.
For more information see their release below.
Walrus and Carpenter Oysters Farm Dinner Series
We’re not just bringing the farm to the table, we’re bringing the tables to the water!
Come wine, dine, and wade with us in the pristine waters of Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, RI. Local renowned chefs prepare freshly plucked oysters and seasonal dishes, paired with fine wines, local beers and sea breeze. Bring your wellies, appetite, and sense of adventure!
- July 21 – Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers
- July 27 – James Mark of north
- August 11 – Chef Derek Wagner of Nick’s on Broadway
- August 14 – Chef Jeanie Roland of Ella’s
The evening begins with a boat tour of 3-acre offshore oyster farm, on the very boats we use daily on the farm. As our farm is run by a field biologist and an environmental lawyer, we have a lot to say about the local ecology, the practice of oyster farming, and it’s significant environmental benefits. Once we’ve whet your oyster appetite, we’ll wade into the water for a floating raw bar. Not for the faint of heart, you’ll be enjoying raw oysters and drinks while partially immersed in their original habitat – with flora and fauna abounding! We argue that oysters taste best when you’re still standing in the water they were harvested from, and we aim to have you convinced.
Following the raw bar, we’ll take a walk on stunning East Beach, which faces the open Atlantic Ocean and is just behind the farm over the dunes, followed by a seated dinner served family-style. Each chef has originally designed the meal, and select chefs will join us for the entire night. We’ll return again to the marina by boat around 8pm, with additional oysters available for purchase.
We hope we’ve made clear this is no ordinary dining out experience. Like oysters themselves, an oyster farm can be rough around the edges, and we hope you share our view that adventure can entail getting your feet wet! Please bring rainboots (or water shoes), sturdy clothes, and a bathing suit and towel if you are so inclined. Contact Phoebe with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to share these evenings with you.
Tickets only $100 for entire experience.
Purchase tickets online here. Walrus and Carpenter Oysters were great participants in this year’s Eat Drink RI Festival.