Around the Sound


Sep 13

Taylor Shellfish

Walrus and Carpenter Dates Announced

Posted by Taylor Shellfish

Hosted by Taylor Shellfish Farms as a benefit for the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, the Walrus & Carpenter Picnics provide the ultimate oyster-eating experience, one by which all others will be judged. Dates for the 2018 Picnics will be January 28th and February 26.

The nighttime, low tide "picnic" takes place by lantern and moonlight on Taylor's Totten Inlet oyster bed in the middle of winter when oysters-Olympia, Shigoku, Pacific and Totten Inlet Virginica-are at their peak.  An icy gust of wind off the bay can invigorate the experience.  Plump, sweet, perky oysters just rousted from their beds, opened on the spot, with cold, crisp "oyster wines" make for just the right mix of magic and madness.  

The cost of $150 per person benefits the Puget Sound Restoration Fund. Tickets available are November 1st through Brown Paper tickets; January 28th and February 26.

For more information, contact Wendy Welch at 206-780-6947 or