Oyster Shucking at Brizo

Earlier this month I was invited to attend an oyster shucking event at Brizo, a new seafood restaurant which opened in Rocky Hill Connecticut last year. The space is bright and airy, with subtle nods to the ocean throughout, but you wont see a single anchor, and that was intentional.

While oysters are the only bivalve I will eagerly devour, I'd never tried my hand at shucking one before. Thankfully Chef Aaron gave detailed instructions along with up close demonstrations, and I had one of each oyster varieties open in no time. We sampled four east coast oysters, Martha's Vineyard, Malpeque, Duxbury, and Barnstable. At the table were three different Mignonette sauces, including a cucumber and a spicy melon, but my favorite was the classic red wine.

After they oysters I was still feeling a pick peckish, so I ordered the fish and chips entree, which was huge and delicious.

If you are in the area, Brizo is located at 945 Cromwell Ave. Rocky Hill, Connecticut and is open for both lunch and dinner with happy hour specials from 4 to 6 p.m. They also serve brunch on Sunday, and will be hosting many more events like this one, so be sure to follow them to find out when the next one is happening!

Thanks to A Little Bird Told Me for inviting me to this event!

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  1. I love Oysters! This place sounds amazing! Good to know you also liked the Fish n Chips! I love those too but definitely needs to be made right!


  2. Oooh, this sounds like so much fun! What a cool new skill to learn! I love your espadrilles too!

  3. I'm not a fan of oysters, but I'll totally drink all the yummy cocktails!

  4. That sounds like such a fun (and delicious) event; I absolutely love oysters ... and fish and chips ... and pretty much all seafood.

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  5. Great post! Love your dress!

  6. Sounds like a nice place to dine. I'm not keen on oysters. So slimy! Lol!
    You look amazing.


  7. Looks like a classy place to dine. Perfect for special occasions. You look lovely in that dress.

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  8. I've never once tried oysters. I'll admit I'm a little squeamish at the thought of eating them. But I have also always felt that way about calamari, and I tried that for the first time just two days ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. So, who knows? Maybe I'd love oysters! It looks like this restaurant is really neat, and it's cool that you learned the process while you were there!

  9. This looks like so much fun! Unfortunately I'm not an oyster fan but I do love fish & chips!

  10. These kinds of events are so fun!! How wonderful you got to attend, Lydia!

  11. That sounds like so much fun! I love seafood, especially fish and chips! Cute outfit too!

  12. Such a cute little black dress on you! I'm not a fan of oysters but it looks like a great night out all the same :)

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  13. Wow, this sounds absolutely amazing!! Definitely want to visit and try this someday!

    cute & little

  14. I admit - while I am, in most respects, an adventurous eater, I have my limits, and for whatever reason, oysters are one of them. I will happily devour crab in any form, but there is something about oysters that looks much lovelier to me than I think it will taste. That said, it looks like Brizo has a lot to offer beyond just oysters, and in such a lovely space, too. I love the mermaid painted on the floor, and that blue cocktail looks heavenly. On a fashion-related note, I'm excited to see this dress is back in stock this year, and I may just have to consider adding it to my wardrobe ;)

  15. Oh how fun! I've never shucked an oyster before, although I have eaten my fair share. Love your summery dress for this event, sister!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. Oh my shucking that sounds like it could work up an appetite. This place looks great love the interior design and the food sound de-lsih! And your breezy black dress is the perfect choice for dining out in summer!

    Allie of

  17. How cute are you! I've actually never shucked an oyster before either. That seafoam dream looks delish.


  18. I love oysters! A night like this sounds perfect for summer date night!

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  19. What a fun event I have never done oyster shucking but it looks really cool .

  20. Oysters were never something I could get behind but you make it look like so much fun. And you're looking FAB while doing it!

  21. I love oysters as well. This looks so good dear!

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  22. Omg I loveeee oysters and unfortunately they're the only seafood my husband doesn't like, lol!

  23. This looks incredibly good! I have only had a few oysters I do like them I need to find a sauce that I like.

  24. Lovely dress and espadrilles Lydia.
    I've never had oysters, I am not a fan of sea food, even though I have the Pacific ocean a few blocks away and the Atlantic ocean just 45 minutes away.