Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Oyster Restoration Fundraiser at VinBin Hopkinton Saturday Feb 8 at 2:00-5:00

Join us this Saturday from 2:00-5:00 at the Vin Bin in Hopkinton for champagne and oyster tasting-
Belon Oysters Ostria Edulis
We will have Belon Oysters from Maine as one of our selections. These European oysters were a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. They are a rarity with only 5000 being harvested in Maine each year. 

The following quote is from  "A Moveable Feast."   "As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans."


oyster lover Ernest Hemingway
Oyster lover and author Ernest Hemingway

There also will be wine and champagne.
The $15 per person fee covers the wine and champagne tasting, five oysters, and a raffle ticket for chances to win items from Mass Oyster and The Vin Bin. 
All proceeds from the event benefit oyster restoration projects in Massachusetts. Register http://shop.massoyster.org/