Instagram Live with Alex Shapiro of Flex Mussels
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4:30PM EST
In this INSTAGRAM LIVE EVENT, Alex shares her expertise on cleaning, cooking and enjoying P.E.I Mussels. Plus, her connection to Prince Edwards Island, what sets PEI mussels apart, and the inspiration behind her prolific mussels menu items.
About Alex Shapiro
Alexandra Shapiro, owner of Flex Mussels, is a female restaurateur with more than two decades of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Inspired by her family’s original Flex Mussels outpost in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Shapiro sought to bring the authentic allure and fresh ingredients of a seaside eatery to her native New York City. Shapiro splits her time operating Flex Mussels’ Upper East Side and West Village locations, while building relationships with mussel farmers on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Today Flex Mussels’ innovative menu offers more than 23 varieties of mussels, affording Shapiro a blank canvas for expressing her culinary creativity.
PEI Oyster Happy Hour with Rifko Meier of Oysters XO
Thursday, August 5, 2021
A live virtual oyster happy hour with Rifko Meier of Oysters XO. During this happy hour and live shucking class, Rifko shares his top tips and techniques for shucking and serving oysters, along with his favorite drinks to pair with each dish. Order your PEI Oyster Kit and gather your friends for this fun and interactive shuck-along.
What You’ll Learn:
- How healthy oysters are for our oceans, body and soul
- How to recognize a quality oyster
- How to clean, store and shuck fresh oysters
- Oyster Etiquette: How to eat and taste oysters
- Drinks to pair with oysters
- The best oyster condiments & a recipe for oyster ceviche
About Rifko Meier
Rifko Meier is an oyster expert best known for conceptualizing Oysters XO, the original roaming Oyster Girls & Oyster Guys. In 2012, he opened Oysters XO in New York City. The one-of-a-kind raw bar oyster catering company has earned a following among chefs, celebs and oyster lovers throughout the US. Since launching, Rifko has established branches of Oysters XO in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Charleston, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Rifko is truly passionate about oysters and pairing them with the best wines & spirits of the world. His goal is to get everyone to be more comfortable and confident shucking and enjoying oysters.
Learn more about Oysters XO here.
PEI Oyster Masterclass with a World Champion Shucker!
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
A live virtual masterclass with World Champion Oyster Shucker Patrick McMurray, a.k.a. Shucker Paddy. He’s sharing his favorite oyster shucking and serving tips and techniques. Whether you consider yourself a novice or aficionado, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create the ultimate oyster experience.
For the Ultimate Shucking Experience, You’ll Want:
- PEI oysters—purchase here
- The Shucker Paddy Universal Oyster Knife (he designed it himself!)—purchase here
- The Oyster Companion: A Field Guide by Shucker Paddy—purchase here
About Patrick McMurray
A leading voice in the oyster industry, Patrick McMurray has spent the last 30 years sharing his love for oysters. He is an award-winning Toronto-based restauranteur and industry consultant and regularly competes and hosts demonstrations around the world. A world-champion oyster shucker, Patrick holds three different Guinness World Records for shucking oysters, including shucking 39 oysters in 1 minute. He is the author of The Oyster Companion, a comprehensive guide to oysters. Patrick frequently appears in the media and previously hosted the Oysterlicious podcast. When it comes to oysters, few people are as passionate and knowledgeable as Patrick McMurray.
Visit Patrick’s Instagram
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