Virginia’s Oyster Academy at the Tides Inn

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Virginia’s Oyster Academy at the Tides Inn

Nov 25, 2017 9:00 am - Nov 25, 2017 1:00 pm

This tour leaves the private dock of the Tides Inn, a Virginia tradition since 1947. Learn about Virginia River Realm’s oyster industry, oyster ecology and tools of the harvest, then accompany a traditional watermen by boat for a 1 hour harvest excursion.  After the voyage, watch shucking demos and learn the art of pairing oysters with sauces and wine.  It is an amazing experience and no two are alike.

Example Agenda:

9:00 am: Arrival and Coffee at the Tides Inn

9:15-10:00 am: Short lecture on the Virginia Oyster

  • Aquaculture and Native Harvesting
  • History of the Comeback Story of the Virginia Oyster
  • Environmental benefits of the Oyster Industry
  • Tools of the Trade

10:00 am-12:00 pm: Trip with a Working Virginia Waterman

  • Reef Education
  • Tonging demonstration
  • Dredging demonstration

12:00 pm-1 :00 pm: Oyster Roast and culinary demonstrations by Tides Inn Chef staff

  • Buying and Preparation of Oysters
  • The Art of Shucking Oysters
  • Oyster Sauces and Dishes.
  • Wine pairings (2 types of wines)

*Minimum 6 people, weather permitting. Offered every Friday & Saturday in October and November.

For reservations or for more information, please call 804-438-4489.

Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 26 Contact the Tides Inn activities desk to reserve your tour.

$155/person

Virginia’s Oyster Academy at the Tides Inn

Nov 25, 2017 9:00 am - Nov 25, 2017 1:00 pm

This tour leaves the private dock of the Tides Inn, a Virginia tradition since 1947. Learn about Virginia River Realm’s oyster industry, oyster ecology and tools of the harvest, then accompany a traditional watermen by boat for a 1 hour harvest excursion.  After the voyage, watch shucking demos and learn the art of pairing oysters with sauces and wine.  It is an amazing experience and no two are alike.

Example Agenda:

9:00 am: Arrival and Coffee at the Tides Inn

9:15-10:00 am: Short lecture on the Virginia Oyster

  • Aquaculture and Native Harvesting
  • History of the Comeback Story of the Virginia Oyster
  • Environmental benefits of the Oyster Industry
  • Tools of the Trade

10:00 am-12:00 pm: Trip with a Working Virginia Waterman

  • Reef Education
  • Tonging demonstration
  • Dredging demonstration

12:00 pm-1 :00 pm: Oyster Roast and culinary demonstrations by Tides Inn Chef staff

  • Buying and Preparation of Oysters
  • The Art of Shucking Oysters
  • Oyster Sauces and Dishes.
  • Wine pairings (2 types of wines)

*Minimum 6 people, weather permitting. Offered every Friday & Saturday in October and November.

For reservations or for more information, please call 804-438-4489.

Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 30-Nov. 26 Contact the Tides Inn activities desk to reserve your tour.

$155/person

Location

Tides Inn

480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA

Organizer

Tides Inn

804-438-4489