The oyster is our world
If you press your ear to a seashell, you can hear the sound of the ocean echo back. Seabirds sing, shells whisper, and oysters tell stories.
The flavor of an oyster, like that of a good Scotch, is affected by its environment, and can tell you much about its home - if you're willing to listen.
We like to listen.
Celebrating the Saints of Seafood.
The tale our oysters tell is a dramatic one. Over the last several decades, oil spills, water wars and environmental degradation have devastated the livelihoods of many of America's traditional oystermen. Seafood towns like Bayou La Batre, Alabama, and Apalachicola, Florida, have seen wild harvests plummet. With them have gone not just livelihoods, but a way of life.
But it's not all doom and gloom: In recent years, new aquaculture techniques have paved the way for an oyster revival. Sea farmers from Florida to Maine are rebuilding working waterfronts, restoring the environment and reviving regional varietals of oyster that, in many cases, haven't been seen in decades. They're the heroes in our story.
Raise a toast to the roast.
We wanted to celebrate these home-grown heroes, their delicious oysters and the way of life they represent, and we couldn't think of any better way to do it than by throwing a good, ol'-fashioned oyster roast. What goes better with oysters than Scotch? We couldn't think of anything, either. And, so, Peat & Pearls was born. We held our first large-scale event in Pensacola, Florida, in November of 2017. Now, we're taking the show on the road — visiting cities across America with our unique brand of culinary storytelling.