Pensacola, Florida

Nov. 5th & 6th, 2017

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Peat & pearls

A Celebration of Scotch & Oysters

The prettiest pearls wouldn’t exist without a little grit. And the Gulf Coast, known for its opulent, sugar-white beaches and Old-South charm, was built on the backs of fishermen, sailors and seafarers. Peat & Pearls celebrates this heritage through two of our favorite things: Scotch and oysters.

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Schedule of Events

Demos & Tastings

Join us this November for two days of chef's demos, tastings and special events. New attractions are being announced weekly, so check back often to stay abreast of our offerings. 

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oyster cook-off and celebrity Chefs' demos


whiskey cocktails and tastings


cigar garden & rolling demo's

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VIP tours of Pensacola Bay Oyster Co. 

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Chefs & Farmers


Peat & Pearls will feature regional oyster appellations from across the Gulf Coast, prepared by some of the South's best chefs. New participants are being announced weekly, so check back often to stay abreast of who will be joining us.


Panacea Oyster Co-op

The Panacea Oyster Co-op is located on Oyster Bay, in the tiny fishing village of Panacea, Florida. The bay, one of the most pristine in the region, is fed by multiple freshwater springs, producing some mighty fine oysters.


Chef Irv Miller

Irv is founding executive chef at Jackson's Steakhouse, in Pensacola, Florida. The chef,  who dubs his style of cooking "Florida coastal cuisine," published his first book on the topic last year. His second book, all about Gulf Coast oysters, will be published next year by Springhouse Press. 


Point Aux Pins oysters

Point aux Pins Oysters are raised by farmer Steve Crocket in Grand Bay, Alabama. Steve has been a pioneer in the Gulf Coast oyster farming movement and is one of several farmers operating in Grand Bay. 


Chef martha wiggins

Martha is executive chef at New Orleans' Sylvain. Since taking the kitchen's helm in 2015, Martha has taken the menu to new heights and been lauded as a 2015 Chef to Watch and one of Zagat’s 2016 30 Under 30 in New Orleans. She made the long list for this year's Rising Star Chef in the James Beard Awards.




Downtown Pensacola


Peat & Pearls will play out in the picturesque, colonial-era seaport of Pensacola, Florida. The city, first settled by the Spanish in 1559, is only 15 minutes from the sugar-white beaches and turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico and just a three-hour drive from New Orleans. 

I do not weep at the world. I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
— Zora Neale Hurston
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