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Dinner with Author Rowan Jacobsen

  • Oyster Club 13 Water Street Mystic, CT 06355 United States (map)

Oyster Club and Bank Square Books present an author dinner featuring James Beard Award winner Rowan Jacobsen, the author of The Essential Oyster, which features Oyster Club and Fishers Island Oyster Farm. Tickets include include a five-course dinner with drink pairing, and a copy of The Essential Oyster.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm

$100 per person, plus tax and gratuity
50 seats


Oyster Club
13 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355

The Menu

  • Fisher's Island Oysters on the half shell with house made golden beet sauerkraut and poppy seeds
  • Roasted Noank oysters with whipped lardo crudo , fresh rosemary, black pepper and crispy cornbread
  • Stonington seafood and oyster stew with cream, Georgia Candy roaster squash and winter savory oyster crackers
  • Baffoni Farms chicken and cabbage stir fry with house made oyster sauce, sesame and garlic
  • RI sugar kelp and sea salt ice cream with oyster liquor caramel and brown butter Madeleine

About the Author
Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award- winning author of A Geography of Oysters and Fruitless Fall. Jacobsen's writings on food, the environment, and their interconnected nature have appeared in the New York Times, Wild Earth, Harper's, Eating Well, and Newsweek. He lives in rural Vermont with his wife and son.

About the Book
A decade ago, Rowan Jacobsen wrote a book called A Geography of Oysters that celebrated the romance of oysters, the primal rush of slurping a raw denizen of the sea, and the mysteries of molluscan terroir. The book struck a chord, and American oyster culture has been on a gravity-defying trajectory ever since.

With lavish four-color photos throughout by renowned photographer David Malosh, The Essential Oyster is the definitive book for oyster lovers everywhere, featuring stunning portraits, tasting notes, and backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America's top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars. Spotlighting more than a hundred of North America's greatest oysters--the unique, the historically significant, the flat-out yummiest—The Essential Oyster introduces the oyster culture and history of every region of North America, as well as overseas. There is no coastline from British Columbia to Baja, from New Iberia to New Brunswick, that isn't producing great oysters. For the most part, these are deeper cupped, stronger shelled, finer flavored, and more stylish than their predecessors. Some have colorful stories to tell. Some have quirks. All have character. The Essential Oyster will help you find the best, and help you to cherish them better. That is what's captured—and celebrated—in these pages.