Last year, I went to an event sponsored by Taste of Nova Scotia and the Dept. of Aquaculture and Fisheries entitled Sip ‘n’ Shuck
. I went to check out what was going on with Nova Scotian wines and seafood, and expected simply an evening of wine and seafood pairings focusing on oysters. Unfortunately…I didn’t like oysters, and chose to leave earlier than I normally would for this type of an event.
This year, I’ve been invited back again, and I couldn’t be more excited! Withing the past year, with help from one of my favorite oyster-loving gal pals, I have become quite the oyster lover myself! It’s incredible to taste something at the epitome of its freshness; slightly salty, clean and luscious. I love the way that an oyster gently glides down your throat, tickling your taste buds on its way down. If you’re really fortunate, you’ll have the perfect accompanying wine to help wash it down. At this year’s event, you can learn how to shuck an oyster and get wine pairing tips from a Sommelier.
Make sure to get your tickets for this year’s event by calling Cassie Benjamin at the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia at 902.422.6234. You will be provided a receipt via email, and the pre-paid tickets can be picked up on site. The festivities will take place on Friday, January 28 at the Delta Halifax, and tickets are $35 per person.
Sip n Shuck Event details:
Nova Scotia Oyster, Mussel & Wine Tasting Night
Friday January 28, 2011, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sip n’ Shuck – $35 per ticket
Delta Halifax, Baronets Ballroom
Presented by: Delta Halifax/Barrington, Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia, Winery Association of Nova Scotia, Mussel Industry Council, Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture.