Join YEW seafood + bar and Spirits Ambassador, Kevin Brownlee, for a tasty afternoon of sipping, shucking and a refreshing taste of all things vodka. Vive La Vodka! Includes a Grey Goose vodka tasting, oyster shucking lesson, martini and oyster pairing, along with a selection of cocktails and small plates from YEW.
Oysters are at their best during the colder months of the year, and there are few things as satisfying as freshly shucked oysters and an ice cold martini, however you take it. There is a delicacy with oysters that can only really be tended to with spirits that maintain a balance between being strong and elegant, yet assertive and refreshing – this is exactly where vodka holds court. A briny, dirty martini elevates the lovely saltiness of an oyster. The delicate notes of citrus and hints of almond in Grey Goose work well with the creamy textured nuances of oysters, and a zested lemon over the top of a martini highlights these flavour components perfectly, while a smoky rinse of a martini plays wonders to the tune of an oyster’s mineral notes.