City Style Shellfish Shindig – Oysters, Quahogs, Steamers, Oh My!

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Imagine all that shellfish and no bridge traffic!

In honor of the hard working shellfishermen and women who harvest the Bay State’s
coastal waters, Massachusetts Aquaculture Association (MAA) is uniting a group of local shellfish farmers to celebrate its first Shellfish Shindig. The growers hail from Cape Cod and the Islands, the North and South Shores and Southeastern Mass.

Bay State Farmed Shellfish will be served to seafood enthusiasts

When: Noon to 5 p.m. on
September 14, 2008,

Where: at the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain.

“Shellfish farming is one of the most sustainable fishing methods, and the Shellfish Shindig is a way for New Englanders to meet area shellfishers, enjoy delicious food prepared with seafood grown in the clean, cold waters of Massachusetts.

Come learn more about the eco-friendly harvesting practices the aquaculture industry uses in our own backyard,” says MAA President Bob Tourigny.

The Shindig will boast local oysters, quahog clams and steamers by the bucket, prepared in the shellfishermen’s favorite styles, whether raw, fried or steamed in beer.

Highlights for the fall fest include:

  • Local chefs and shellfishermen will demonstrate shellfish preparation, cooking methods and shucking techniques
  • A variety of Samuel Adams brews will be paired with each dish to showcase the complementary flavors of craft beer and shellfish available locally
  • Rowan Jacobsen, award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters, will host a book signing and discussion
  • Chef Will Gilson from Garden at the Cellar will also be there with his grass-fed mini-burgers!

Admission is $10.00 per person and includes tastings of Samuel Adams beers. All food is sold separately by local shellfish farmers. To buy your tickets in advance, click here. This is a CASH ONLY event open to everyone. Proper identification is required to purchase alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages are being generously supplied by Nestle Waters of North America. Due to limited parking, public transportation is strongly suggested. For more information, contact Bethany Walton at 508-934-9753 or

The Shellfish Shindig would not be possible without the generous support of Samuel Adams, Edible Boston and Nuestra Culinary Ventures.

~ by jacqueline1230 on August 25, 2008.

2 Responses to “City Style Shellfish Shindig – Oysters, Quahogs, Steamers, Oh My!”

  1. Wish I could be there! BTW – cool pic, is it yours?

  2. wish it were…!

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