Before there were hotdogs and hamburgers to liven up your outdoor fun, there were oysters.
Oysters were the quintessential
American food—especially in the estuaries and inlets of shoreline Connecticut
where they grow in natural abundance. Oysters were enjoyed by native people who
seared them in hot coals, in a method later adopted by European colonists. In
those days, the oysters pulled from the waters around Westport were as large as
On Monday, May 27, Westport
Historical Society is kicking off the beginning of summer by celebrating the
culture and lore of oystering on the Long Island Sound with a cocktail party from
3 to 5 pm featuring this Connecticut staple. Join us after the Memorial Day
parade and before your Memorial Day cookouts and parties!
A raw bar courtesy of Copps Island
Oysters, prosecco and beer will be served. There will also be a drawing for a
gift basket including a growler of the custom beer created for the event by
Full Moon Brewing, as well as items from our shop.
Online pre-registration $50, at the
Reservations are recommended, register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5.