Monday, July 15, 2013


Walrus and Carpenter Oysters ( are from Ninigret Pond in Charleston, RI. You can order oysters (buy "shares"), even get a knife and a lesson when you pick up. Most people know the oyster grower from restaurant offerings - they're the oysters that are already sold out when you arrive at New Rivers. This summer Walrus and Carpenter is offering a series of oyster outings at their set-up on the pond. Well known RI chefs will be featured:

July 21 Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers (
July 27  Chef James Mark of north (
Aug 11  Chef Derek Wagner of Nicks on Broadway (
Aug 14  Chef Jeanie Roland of Ella's in Westerly (
Here's the info straight from the website: "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.

    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 water shoes (Tevas, Chacos, etc), sturdy clothes, a change of clothes, and a bathing suit and towel if you are so inclined.  Contact Phoebe with any questions or concerns at We can’t wait to share these evenings with you."

    Tickets are $100. Reserve on this link ( then send a check to:

     Walrus and Carpenter Oysters
     50 Fourth St, #3
     Providence, RI 02906

    or, go to the bottom of the dinner series page on their website and hit the PayPal link.



    1 comment:

    1. I am looking forward to the 2015 season. Cannot wait. It sounds wonderful