On Sunday, April 29, Schuler’s was delighted to host an Oyster Tasting event in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Oyster Society. Formed by Dr. Robert Kerry in 2006, the society was on hand to answer questions, offer tasting tips, and share insights into these slurp-worthy treats.
Here are some fast-facts about oysters that we want to share with you.
Attendees also learned how to order oysters on their own and eat like an expert. Part of the fun is knowing a little bit about each species and where they hail from.
Pacific oysters are a bit fruity. Kumamoto oysters are similar in taste but smaller with a deeper cup. The Atlantic oyster is more intense in flavor, saltier, and “briny” – these mostly come from the Gulf of Maine down to the Gulf of Mexico. Olympia oysters (west coast) and European flat oysters (native to Europe) have intense flavors and interesting looks.
Our tasting event offered oysters from Alaska and Canada, paired with sparkling wines, select IPAs, and signature cocktails, along with a full dinner menu available to order.
Fun and education truly went hand-in-hand at our Oyster Tasting Event. Something we try to hold annually, be sure to sign up to our E-club online to find out when the next one will be scheduled!
Here are a few photos from the event too. Enjoy!